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South Sudan: Govt to Review Steep Hike of Work Permit Fees
[East African] South Sudan will review the revised work permit fee for foreigners.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

 
East Africa: Number of Kenyans Going Hungry Doubles to 3m - Red Cross
[Monitor] The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens.
[AllAfrica] 28/03/2017

 
Kenya: Kenyans Protest Harassment By Tanzanian Authorities
[East African] Kenyans at the Namanga border town on Monday engaged police in running battles as they protested alleged harassment by Tanzanian authorities.
[AllAfrica] 28/03/2017

 
Aid agencies warn of ‘lost generation’ in East Africa
ESAT News (March 27, 2017) Aid agencies warn that six million school children in East Africa will have their education disrupted if funds aren’t raised and aid fails to be delivered. The Disaster Emergency Committee...
[Ethiomedia] 27/03/2017

East Africa: Fighting Somali Piracy - Don't Get the Next Steps Wrong
[ISS] On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen between 2008 and...
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

Uganda: Police Spokesperson's Killing Triggers Calls for Overhaul of Force
[East African] The quest by the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura to have his tenure renewed for the fifth time in November faces a test after President Yoweri Museveni's utterances last week betrayed a...
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

East Africa: Call to Repatriate Somalia Refugees
[East African] Nairobi and Pscu -Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday appealed for action to fully bring back Somalia into the fold of the international community.
[AllAfrica] 27/03/2017

South Sudan: Govt Rebuffs UN Push for Gay-Marriage
[East African] South Sudan has turned down the UN request to adopt a recommendation legalising same-sex marriage.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Sierra Leone: Divine Diamond' Offered for Sale
[East African] One of the world's largest diamond discovered in Sierra Leone has been put up for sale, the government announced.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Kenya: Parliament Scuttles Kenya's Minerals Survey Plan
[East African] Plans by Kenya to carry out a survey to determine the country's mineral wealth now hangs in the balance as it has emerged that no local company has the capacity to do the job.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Tanzania: Mining Firms Oppose Ban On Mineral Exports
[East African] Mining companies are facing vast capital outlays and potential losses as a result of a ban on exports of unprocessed minerals by Tanzania.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

Somalia: New Govt Could Fast Track Amisom Exit
[East African] The newly elected leader of Somalia President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, has offered a glimmer of hope in the plan by African peacekeepers to quit the country by December 2020.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

‘The Arrogance of Them’
‘The Arrogance of Them’ Britain’s chosen Brexit, And thinks that as it leaves Its partnership with Europe It’s the ‘Commonwealth’ it needs! The ‘Commonwealth of Nations’, That ancient ‘Empire Club’...
[East Africa News Post] 25/03/2017

East Africa bloc explores deal on repatriation of Somali refugees
A ministerial conference to prepare a regional agreement to facilitate the return of Somali refugees kicked off in Nairobi on Friday ahead a regional Heads of State Summit on the status of one million Somali refugees...
[SONNA] 25/03/2017

Rwanda: Rwanda Launches Electronic Cargo Tracking System
[East African] Rwanda has launched the East African joint electronic cargo tracking system.
[AllAfrica] 25/03/2017

Kenya: ESET, iLabAfrica sign deal to build research and Cyber-security centre
Internet security company ESET East Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with the iLabAfrica centre of Strathmore University to set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya....
[The African Business Fortune] 24/03/2017

5 beauty queens from Miss Seychelles Another World
The Miss Seychelles beauty pageant has been a tradition since the beginning of 1968. It is a platform which embodies the unique personality and beauty of the young ladies in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the...
[Seychelles News Agency] 23/03/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Hands Ex-DRC Warlord One Year Jail Term for Bribing Witnesses
[East African] Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has been sentenced to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros ($32,000) for bribing witnesses.
[AllAfrica] 23/03/2017

Tanzania: China Hails Magufuli, Signs Three Agreements
[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli yesterday witnessed the signing of three agreements between governments of Tanzania and China to support expansion of police training institute in Kilimanjaro and construction of a...
[AllAfrica] 23/03/2017

Botswana: Ian Khama to Step Down Next Year
[East African] Botswana's President Ian Khama will step down next year, the media reported.
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

Uganda: Suspects Arrested in Police Spokesperson's Killing
[East African] Police say a number of arrests have been made in the March 17 assassination of the Ugandan police spokesman, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi. One of the suspects was apparently...
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

Rwanda: Pope, Kagame Meet to Quell Tensions
[East African] Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and Rwandan President Paul Kagame held talks Monday at the Vatican in what is understood to be a discussion aimed at quelling tensions between the church...
[AllAfrica] 21/03/2017

Africa: Trump Proposes Huge Cuts to UN, Aid Agencies in 'America First' Budget
[East African] US President Donald Trump has proposed massive cuts in allocations to the United Nations and America's aid agency USAid in his new budget.
[AllAfrica] 21/03/2017

SPECIAL REPORT: What Makes Uganda Standard Gauge Railway Costly?
SPECIAL REPORT: What Makes Uganda Standard Gauge Railway Costly?
Around 2010, East African leaders realised that infrastructural bottlenecks were hurting economic growth. Transporting a cargo from Mombasa to Kampala would take almost a month.... (Read More)
[ChimpReports] 21/03/2017

 
Financial problems affect region’s fight against malaria
The World Malaria Report 2016 states that, between 2013 and 2015, East Africa spent as little as $4 for each person at risk of getting malaria.
[East Africa News Post] 21/03/2017

South Sudan to appoint judges in EACJ divisions
Juba will also host a sub-registry of the regional court like the other capital cities of the other East African Community
[East Africa News Post] 20/03/2017

Kenya: 10 Killed in Kenya Herders' Clash
[East African] Ten people were killed in Kom, Isiolo County in eastern Kenya after a fight between armed herders over grazing land.
[AllAfrica] 20/03/2017

S. Sudan is world's fastest-growing refugee crisis: U.N
March 19, 2017 (JUBA) – At least 1.6 million South Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries to escape famine, fighting and drought, making the East African nation the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the...
[Sudan Tribune] 20/03/2017

Omukago gwa East Africa tegulina ssente: Waliwo amawanga agatannawaayo ssente zaago
Ababaka mu palamenti y'omukago bagala amawanga agatatukiriza mutemwa gwaago gasibweko envumbo.Tags: EALA
[TNV] 19/03/2017

All Set For Ug Health & Fitness Fun Expo
All Set For Ug Health & Fitness Fun Expo By Serestino Tusingwire All is set for the first ever Ug Health and Fitness Fun Expo which is slated to take place on Sunday 26th March, 2017 at Uganda Museum. The event is...
[Redpepper] 19/03/2017

S. Sudan to establish ministry of East African Affairs
March 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has resolved to establish a ministry for foreign affairs, an institution that would be tasked to coordinate regional relations. This was reached at during the weekly...
[Sudan Tribune] 19/03/2017

As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened
Threatened by famine, pastoralists have turned to violence Sitting on the edge of Kenya’s highest mountain, its spectacular dun-coloured vistas stretching out into the endless distance, Laikipia is one of the most...
[The Guardian] 19/03/2017

Kenyan duo earn Zesco a draw in East Africa
Kenyan duo striker Jesse Jackson Were and defender David Owino were on target in Zesco United’s 2-2 draw with Le Messager le Ngozi of Burundi to qualify to the pre-group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup. The Ndola...
[ZamFoot] 18/03/2017

Kenyan duo earn Zesco a draw in East Africa
Kenyan duo striker Jesse Jackson Were and defender David Owino were on target in Zesco United’s 2-2 draw with Le Messager le Ngozi of Burundi to qualify to the pre-group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup. The Ndola...
[Lusaka] 18/03/2017

East Africa: IGAD Seeks Support From International Community to Deal With Drought
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD) Council of Ministers has called for enhanced support by the international community, to complement efforts of dealing with the ongoing drought at...
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

East Africa: Wildlife Paradise in the Rift Valley
[East African] The lakes of the Great Rift Valley are a paradise for birds, and none more so than Lake Nakuru.
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Somalia: AU Commission Boss Mahamat Visits Somalia
[East African] New African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat Saturday led a a high-level delegation on an official visit to Somalia
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

SHOWBUZZ: Diamond’s first flight was to Kenya in 2012
Bongo sensation Diamond Platnumz has had such a successful career that it is simply quite hard to imagine that one of the most famous musicians in East Africa at one point was not sure how his career would turn out.
[Daily Nation] 18/03/2017

Tanzania: Magufuli grants Kenya's request for 500 medical doctors
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Saturday agreed to Kenya's request for 500 physicians to help the neighbouring East African country deal with the of shortage of medical doctors...
[Panapress] 18/03/2017

Kenya: Kenya's Treasury Dithers On Date to Present Budget
[East African] Kenya's National Treasury has left the public uncertain over when the 2017/18 budget would be read with speculations mounting that the annual ceremony could be held on Thursday, March 23.
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Uganda: Top Uganda Policeman Shot Dead in Kampala
[East African] Uganda Police spokesperson was shot dead Friday morning in Kampala by unknown gunmen.
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Africa: Why African Cities Are Ranked So Low
[East African] If you are an expatriate and have the luxury of choosing the country to be deployed to, you may as well pick Vienna, the capital of Austria.
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Ethiopia: Govt to Resettle Garbage Landslide Survivors
[East African] The Ethiopian government will relocate the survivors of a recent garbage dump landslide, official said.
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Tanzania: World Bank Group President visits Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, is due here on Sunday for a three-day working visit to Tanzania during which he will meet with President John Pombe Magufuli, to discuss...
[Panapress] 18/03/2017

Fishing industry: Seychelles' economy will suffer if tuna catch rules are followed
The economy of Seychelles will be negatively affected if the country conforms to the decision of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to use 2014 as the reference year to reduce yellowfin tuna catch by 15 percent,...
[Seychelles News Agency] 18/03/2017

Uganda: President Museveni's Order After Top Cop Shot Dead
[East African] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns and along the highways.
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Uganda: Museveni orders security cameras following murder of senior police officer
Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan PresidentYoweri Museveni has ordered immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of the East African country and along the highways following the murder of Assistant Inspector...
[Panapress] 17/03/2017

Anti-Kavera Bill Flops @EALA
Anti-Kavera Bill Flops @EALA By Our Reporter Kigali Members of The East African Legislative Assembly yesterday failed to pass the Anti-Kavera bill. The EALA parliament sitting in Kigali failed to agree upon the bill to...
[Redpepper] 17/03/2017

Special Report | Top Ugandan Policeman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi Shot Dead in Kampala
The East African — Uganda Police Spokesperson has been shot dead Friday morning in Kampala by unknown gunmen. Mr Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was also the Assistant Inspector General of Police, together with a bodyguard...
[Ugandan Diaspora] 17/03/2017

EAC Secretariat in Dilemma as Staff Leave
By Daniel Sabiiti East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) will have a difficult time running its business from now after it has emerged that a wave of senior staff and employees will be leaving immediately. The Assembly...
[Rwanda Eye] 17/03/2017



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