Ethiopia and Uganda to Face-Off in Cecafa Semifinals

Uganda-vs-EthiopiaHosts Ethiopia and Uganda will face-off in the semifinals of the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup on Thursday after defeating Tanzania and Malawi respectively.

Ethiopia advanced after a trilling match against Tanzania on Monday at the National Stadium in Addis …

Ethiopia launches its first science museum

By Zerihun Getachew

 ADDIS ABABA (EBC)-The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.

The University has established the …

Barclays to provide Uganda with financial aid

By Emmanuel Iruobe

 VENTURES AFRICA –(Kampala)- As Africa continues to attract solutions to its infrastructure challenges, the Barclays group has indicated its readiness to fund some of the huge infrastructural projects in Uganda.

This was disclosed at a meeting between …

Djbouti: Connecting Africa to the World

By K.O. Peppeh

 IDGCONNECT ( Djibouti City)- Djibouti is one of the least prominent nations in Africa today, but this relatively small country nonetheless continues to play a gigantic role in the development of the continent’s ICT capacity.

Strategically situated …

Ethiopia turns to transformers to curb power failure

The Reporter (Addis Ababa) – In a bid to curb the recurrent power cuts, the Ethiopian Electric Services has installed 248 transformers in Addis Ababa and the regional states.

The new transformers are expected to augment the existing old transformers …

Kenya bars travelers from Ebola-affected countries

CAPITAL FM (NAIROBI) – The Ministry of Health has, on Saturday evening, announced that it will not allow passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea into Kenya from Tuesday.

Health Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia explained that the decision was informed …

Kenya: Mobile money transfers hit record amount

The Central Bank of Kenya has revealed that mobile money customers made transactions worth about KES 1.1 trillion between January and July this year.

This represents a tremendous increase from 872.1 billion during the same period in 2013. Experts say …

Somtel Telecom to introduce LTE technology into Somalia

One of the largest telecommunication service providers in Somalia, Somtel Telecom, has partnered with France’s Alcatel-Lucent to provide Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the country.

The high speed wireless data transfer system is expected to enable the telecom service …

Eritel rolls out 3G technology

Eritrea Telecommunication Services Corporation (Eritel) is upgrading its network to third generation technology (3G).

Local sources say the initiative began about four years ago as part of a network upgrading and expansion project.

Eritrea’s telecommunications industry is one of the …

World Bank approves funding for geothermal project in Ethiopia

The Executive Directors of the World Bank have approved a grant of over $200 million to support the Ethiopian government’s Geothermal Sector Development Project.

Reports indicate that $178.5 million came from the bank’s International Development Association, while $24.5 million came …

Ethiopia’s textile industry booms

Ethiopia’s clothing sector is experiencing a spate of rapid growth which is set to transform it into one of the most important industries in the country.

Driven by a conducive regulatory climate, cheap labour and the availability of high quality …