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

Mike Turner: GOP congressman calls new details about Trump revealed in impeachment testimony ‘alarming’

“Well, of course, all of that is alarming. As I’ve said from the beginning, I think this is not okay. The President of the United States shouldn’t even in the original phone call be on the phone with the president of another country and raise his political opponent,” Rep. Mike Turner, an Ohio Republican, told

Senior OMB official Mark Sandy testifies on Capitol Hill in closed-door deposition in impeachment inquiry

Mark Sandy arrived on Capitol Hill Saturday for his closed-door deposition lasting more than five hours in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. He spoke about how unusual of a process it was that a political appointee came in, took over the apportionment process and placed a hold on the military aid, 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

Marie Yovanovitch tells impeachment inquiry she was ‘shocked and devastated’ to be removed from her post

Trump tweeted as former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony was underway that “everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” which prompted a response minutes later from House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, who allowed Yovanovitch to react to Trump’s latest attacks. Schiff charged that the tweet was “designed to intimidate” her and other witnesses. “Now

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