|South Sudan: South Sudan Risks Losing Oil-Rich Abyei|
[East African] South Sudan risks losing the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei with internal strife taking most of its attention as Khartoum moves to entrench its administration across the border.
EAC: Equity bank formally opens Zanzibar branch
By Correspondent Equity Bank has formally commissioned its Zanzibar branch as it seeks to deepen its presence in East African region. The Zanzibar branch brings to 14 the total number of Equity branches in Tanzania and...
[The African Business Fortune] 20/02/2017
East Africa: Burundi Peace Talks 'Marred By Hurdles'
[Citizen] Arusha/Kigali -Reconciliation talks between the warring parties in Burundi ended here yesterday with the facilitator, Retired President Benjamin Mkapa, admitting there were still some hurdles in the...
Rwanda: Women Drumming Away the Trauma of Genocide
[East African] For Marta, joining Rwanda's first female drumming troupe, Ingoma Nshya -- a co-operative of formed 10 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi -- has helped her cope with the trauma of losing her...
East Africa: Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict
[Monitor] Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated...
East Africa: Rwanda, Burundi Row 'Hurting' the Region
[Citizen] Kigali -Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another...
Cameroon: Internet Shutdown Costs Cameroon $1.39m
[East African] Businesses in Cameroon have lost over $1.39 million as the internet shutdown in the country enters a fourth week, a coalition of rights organisations monitoring the outage disclosed.
Potential revenue stream overlooked at JKIA
East Africa has one of the fastest growing livestock sectors in Africa and has a sizeable export trade of live goats, camels and cows to the Middle East by sea.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017
South Sudan: Labour Minister Resigns
[East African] South Sudanese Labour and Public Service minister Lieutenant-General Gabriel Duop Lam has resigned. Lt-Gen Lam cited inconsistency in President Salva Kiir's leadership as the reason for his...