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ShowMax partners with SEACOM in East Africa
Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband submarine cables along Africa’s eastern and southern...
[IT News Africa] 24/01/2017

East Africa: 1,000 South Sudan Herders Enter Uganda
[Monitor] Kaabong -About 1,000 Toposa pastoralists from South Sudan have crossed to Kaabong District in search of water and pasture for their animals.
[AllAfrica] 24/01/2017

Kenya: Govt Looks to Borrow U.S.$1.5 Billion for Budgetary Support, Shilling Cushion
[East African] Kenya is looking to borrow more money from the commercial market in the face of a widening deficit that is pushing the shilling towards record lows, and to meet urgent expenditures occasioned by a biting...
[AllAfrica] 23/01/2017

East Africa: Is Uganda Doing Less About South Sudan Security Threat?
[Monitor] Undermining chances. A peace deal was signed in 2015 to end the fighting in South Sudan that had broken out only two years after the country had attained independence. A year later there was another fallout and...
[AllAfrica] 23/01/2017

East Africa: Irrigation Farming 'Only Way to Food Security'
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -As Tanzania grapples with delayed rains that are certain to adversely affect agriculture, new analyses tout increased investment in irrigation as a solution to food insecurity.
[AllAfrica] 23/01/2017

Editorial: EAC Integration will work if we pull together
Recently in Kampala, the East African Lesistaltve Assembly held it’s sitting and this was addressed by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. In his address, he appealed for unity and the need for East Africa...
[East African Business Week] 22/01/2017

EALA hails Rwanda
KAMPALA,UGANDA - The East African Legislative Assembly has congratulated Rwanda following its move to start a legislative process towards making Kiswahili one of the official languages in the country.
[East African Business Week] 22/01/2017

Asset manager now eyes EAC market
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - UNIT Trust of Tanzania (UTT) Asset Management and Investor Services commonly known as UTT AMIS has now crossed the borders to international markets as the firm is eyeing the East African...
[East African Business Week] 22/01/2017

East Africa: Burundi Troops to Remain in Somalia, Payments Resume
[East African] Burundi has "rescinded" the withdrawal of its troops from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia, after African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui signed an agreement on payments with the...
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: Fear of Rebels' Return Fuels Tensions
[East African] The reported re-emergence of M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could present a security problem for President Joseph Kabila, who is currently facing political resistance. There are fears...
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Sudan: Sanctions Lifted, but Is Sudan Out of the Woods?
[East African] Three years ago, President Omar al-Bashir's administration changed its style of engaging the United States from constant public censure -- mainly in solidarity with Arab states -- to behind-the-scenes...
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

East Africa: How the Media Exposed East Africa's Worst Famine
[East African] Over lunch, I told John Amos (a famous African-American Hollywood actor) what I knew about the Turkana people (of northern Kenya) and about their never-ending struggle for survival in some of the harshest...
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

East Africa: What the World Economic Forum Holds for EAC's Future
[Exchange] The enlightening, information sharing and conglomeration of great minds in the continuing 47th World Economic Forum has continued to pay off as each day takes a step to achieving greater heights. The...
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

What President Trump’s policies mean for Somalia and security in greater East Africa
Apart from geopolitics, a US retreat from Somalia would inevitably change the politics of the Horn
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

What Trump’s policies mean for Somalia and security in East Africa
Apart from geopolitics, a US retreat from Somalia would inevitably change the politics of the Horn
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

How the media exposed East Africa's worst famine
In this second instalment of a three-part series from Sir Mohinder Dhillon’s trilogy, My Camera, My Life, describes Kenyan and Ethiopian media censorship.
[East Africa News Post] 21/01/2017

Somalia: Herders Hard Hit As Drought Strikes
[East African] Until he breathed his last, Mr Omar Hassan led a decent life as pastoralist in central Somalia's Galgadud region.
[AllAfrica] 21/01/2017

Inflation rises across East Africa on spike in food, fuel prices
Only Kenya’s inflation eased in December, as the cost of cooking gas dropped
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

Tanzania: Tanzania to Build More Natural Gas Stations in Dar
[East African] Tanzania plans to construct more compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Dar es Salaam to provide cheaper, cleaner energy for more of its citizens.
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

East Africa now takes five of six slots for best SMEs
Tanzania has two companies on the awards chart.
[East Africa News Post] 20/01/2017

East Africa: Ethiopian Airlines to Add Seven New Routes
[Monitor] Addis Ababa -Ethiopian Airlines will fly to seven new destinations in the next five months, the firm said on Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

Fuel to cost more in coming months as crude prices rise
East African consumers to bear the brunt of rising crude oil prices.
[East Africa News Post] 19/01/2017

East African economies growth could falter on drought, election jitters
Analysts call on governments to find new ways to maintain their growth trajectory.
[East Africa News Post] 19/01/2017

EA: Ryce East Africa woo motorcycle riders with insurance cover
By Staff Writer Ryce East Africa, the authorized dealer for Indian based manufacturer of motorcycles, Hero MotoCorp have Thursday rolled out a personal accident cover for motorcycle riders, the first such cover by a...
[The African Business Fortune] 19/01/2017

Gabon: Thursday's forex rates for CFAF in Central Africa
Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – The Following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFA Franc, as issued by the Bank of East African States (BEAC). Economy
[Panapress] 19/01/2017

East Africa: Why Uganda Is Region's Football King
[Citizen] And so, finally, the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off in Gabon. This column was written early Tuesday, as the Uganda national side, The Cranes, were set to face off with Ghana.
[AllAfrica] 19/01/2017

East Africa yet to resolve border disputes ahead of deadline
Countries have until the end of 2017, yet only 30pc of the borders have been demarcated.
[East Africa News Post] 19/01/2017

East Africa: Kenya Bans Ugandan Poultry Products Over Bird Flu
[Monitor] Kenyan authorities Wednesday announced a ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Uganda, where an outbreak of avian flu was reported Sunday.
[AllAfrica] 19/01/2017

Senior U.S. diplomat travels to Ethiopia and South Sudan
ESAT News (January 18, 2017) Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will be in Ethiopia on Thursday as part her two nation visit in East Africa. She will be in South Sudan on January 18...
[ESAT] 18/01/2017

Senior U.S. diplomat travels to Ethiopia and South Sudan
ESAT News (January 18, 2017) Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will be in Ethiopia on Thursday as part her two nation visit in East Africa. She will be in South Sudan on January 18...
[Ethiomedia] 18/01/2017

East African farmers to benefit from new mobile platform
New MasterCard mobile platform seeks to increase transparency along the agricultural supply chain.
[East Africa News Post] 18/01/2017

East Africa: Al-Shabaab Executes Ugandan Soldier in Somalia
[Monitor] Kampala -Al-Shabaab insurgents have released a video of a purported execution of a Ugandan soldier they captured and took as a prisoner-of-war in August last year. The soldier, only identified as Masasa, was...
[AllAfrica] 18/01/2017

East Africa: How Museveni Outsmarted Obama On His Role in War-Torn South Sudan
[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda is the epitome of a Pan-Africanist. He is known for threatening Western leaders whenever his strong-man mentality comes under attack. He has outsmarted...
[AllAfrica] 18/01/2017

East Africa: Museveni Urges Protection of Region's Market
[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has urged the East African Legislative Assembly to force foreigners to develop the region by passing policies that will protect the region's markets.
[AllAfrica] 18/01/2017

Amid drought, East African cities struggle to provide water to residents
Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali have been experiencing water shortages.
[East Africa News Post] 18/01/2017

EAC bets on positive rating to unlock billions in donor funds
The East African Community is eyeing increased donor funding for its development projects after it passed the European Union’s financial risk test last year.
[East Africa News Post] 18/01/2017

EAC: Mastercard unveils e-platform targeting farmers
Mastercard Tuesday launched a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. The service dubbed “2kuze”, reads “Let’s grow together,” is set to enable farmers to...
[The African Business Fortune] 17/01/2017

Italy: Drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk
Rome, Italy (PANA) - New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardise the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades, the UN food agency warned on...
[Panapress] 17/01/2017

Kenya, Rwanda block chicken imports from Uganda after bird flu outbreak
East African countries on high alert after bird flu outbreak in Uganda.
[East Africa News Post] 17/01/2017

Mastercard launches 2KUZE a mobile payment solution for farmers
Mastercard has announced the launch of 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE enables farmers to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural goods...
[IT News Africa] 17/01/2017

Uganda: Museveni's Son a Heartbeat Away From Presidency
[East African] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni appears to have completed a largely smooth transition of the military by placing Young Turks at the helm of the army hierarchy.
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

US power producer plans $10m for its systems in East Africa
Affordability of solar power coupled with its reliability has generated interest from business leaders in Uganda and Rwanda.
[East Africa News Post] 16/01/2017

East Africa: Trump's Team Queries Fight Against LRA, Al-Shabaab
[Monitor] Kampala -The transition team of the US President-elect Donald Trump has asked whether it's worthwhile for the US government to continue funding the fight against Lord's Resistance Army rebels and...
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

EU wants EAC to invest more in solar
SOROTI, UGANDA - East African states have been asked to invest more resources in the development of renewable power projects like solar energy where the region has a better comparative advantage as compared to Hydropower...
[East African Business Week] 16/01/2017

East Africa: Armed Forces Showcase Cultural Diversity
[New Times] At least 46 military officers from eleven regional countries at the weekend held a cultural event during which they showcased different cultural activities that are unique to their respective countries.
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Kenya: The Vanishing Glaciers of Mount Kenya
[East African] Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain and Kenya's tallest, is one of the country's water towers and a source of numerous rivers and streams that feed into the mighty Tana River -- Kenya's longest...
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Uganda: King Re-Arrested Shortly After Being Granted Bail
[East African] A Ugandan traditional leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere, was Friday evening re-arrested shortly after the High Court had granted him a non-cash bail of $27,371.
[AllAfrica] 15/01/2017

Sudan: Sudanese currency appreciates on news of US decision to partially lift sanctions
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese currency has appreciated sharply on the black market on news of the decision of the US to partially lift economic sanctions against the East African country. Economy
[Panapress] 15/01/2017

Congo-Kinshasa: How I Escaped Death in the Congo
[East African] BOOK SERIALISATION: This first instalment of a three-part series from Sir Mohinder Dhillon's trilogy, My Camera, My Life, reflects on the region's past and present. The excerpts recount the journalist's...
[AllAfrica] 15/01/2017

Uganda: The Rise and Rise of Ugandan Keeper Denis Onyango
[East African] As Uganda and the rest of the region eagerly awaits the Cranes' first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament (Afcon) in Gabon from January 14 in four decades, expectations are high as the team...
[AllAfrica] 14/01/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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