East Africa: DRC, Uganda Forum Settle On Trade, Roads Deal

Movement of goods and people, bilateral trade and investment are set to ease as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo plan to jointly construct 1,200 kilometres of roads. The project includes 24 kilometres Bunagana-Goma road up to Rutshuru in DR Congo; a 977 kilometres road from Mpondwe border post in western Uganda to Beni

Tanzania: Besigye – We Will Not Let Up in the Fight for Change, Democratic Space

The perennial Uganda presidential contender was arrested on October 28 after yet another violent confrontation with the police on his way to a meeting of Forum for Democratic Change party. He spoke with Julius Barigaba on various issues, including allegations that he has been meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What is your reading of the

Kenya: Al-Shabaab Now Prefers Kenyans With Criminal Skills – UN Report

Three Kenyan nationals and two Somalis linked to the Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya carried out Al-Shabaab’s January attack on the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi, according to a report by United Nations experts. A fourth Kenyan citizen based in Mandera served as “a key financing link between Al-Shabaab in Somalia and the attacking

Tanzania: Declare Shortage of Food, PM Tells Regional Authorities

THE Government has directed district and regional authorities hit by erratic climate conditions to declare actual demand for food aid as severe food shortages encroach. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced on Thursday that the state is aware of food shortages, especially in drought-hit rural areas, and wants authorities to report the shortage to the ministry

Uganda: Statement From Uganda’s Minister of Health On the National Measles-Rubella and Polio Immunisation Campaign 2019

On behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Uganda, I take this opportunity to update the public on the just concluded national Measles-Rubella and Polio immunisation campaign. As you may recall, the national Measles-Rubella and Polio immunisation campaign was launched in Mayuge District on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 and implemented countrywide from

Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta, Mzee Moi Had ‘Lengthy Cheerful Chat’ in Hospital

President Uhuru Kenyatta has visited his political mentor former president Daniel Arap Moi at the Nairobi Hospital where he is currently admitted. Mzee Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru on Friday revealed to the Nation that President Kenyatta visited Mzee Moi on Thursday afternoon and wished him quick recovery. “President Kenyatta on Thursday afternoon visited Mzee

Kenya: Revealed – Why Nandi Sisters Eat Soap

Initial tests done on two young women, whose appetite for soap has refused to die, have revealed that they are anaemic and are suffering from severe iron deficiency. The two sisters, Sharon Chepchirchir, 24 and Lydia Chepkemboi, 17, were tested by doctors at Oak Tree Hospital in Eldoret on Thursday. Dr Mathew Koech, who led

Kenya: Activists Praise AfDB for Pulling Out of Lamu Coal Plant

Kenya’s quest to have a coal power plant has been shattered after one of the proposed project’s key financiers, the African Development Bank (AfDB), pulled out, bowing to pressure from environmental activists. The pan-African development bank’s exit is a big loss to Lamu County, which was banking on the Sh200 billion energy project to spur

Kenya: Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 – The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. “The Nairobi Summit represents a renewed, re-energized

Kenya: Kakamega Man Disputes News Report Identifying His Son As Stowaway Who Fell Off KQ Flight

Nairobi — A man who appeared on a Sky News television report authenticating an e-fit image of a stowaway who fell off a Kenya Airways flight to London’s Heathrow Airport on June 30 has now denied claims the 29-year-old man identified as Paul Manyasi is his son. Isaac Manyasi told KTN News Wednesday morning he