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Ethiopian Officials Apologize for Textbooks Placing the Ras Dashen Mountain in Tigray Region

Ethiopian authorities have apologized for publishing school textbooks which mistakenly assigned Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in the country, to the Tigray region instead of the Amhara region where it is located. The Ministry of Education apologized for the mistake Read more ›

Kenya bent on flight restrictions to Ebola hit nations amid International pressure

By Olive Burrows NAIROBI (Capital News) – International pressure is mounting on Kenya to resume flights to West Africa with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Read more ›

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 Read more ›

East African leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss Ebola preparedness

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — African governments are due to meet in Nairobi from Tuesday for a regional conference on Ebola preparedness, Kenya’s health ministry said on Monday. The Sept. 16-17 regional conference will be attended by ministers in charge of transport, Read more ›

Rwanda commissions East Africa’s largest solar plant

KIGALI – The Rwandan government has commissioned the country’s first utility scale solar plant, which is also the biggest in the region. The solar photovoltaic project is expected to increase the nation’s capacity to generate electrical power by about 7%. Read more ›

East African currencies continue to struggle against the US Dollar

(The East African) – East African economies are feeling the pinch of inflation as their currencies continues to weaken against the dollar. By Allan Olingo Uganda and Rwanda managed to ensure the inflation rate remained below 5 per cent. Rwanda’s Read more ›

Scientists discover new dinosaur species in Tanzania

Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian, a member of the large-bodied sauropods that thrived during the final period of the dinosaur age, in Tanzania. Although many fossils of titanosaurians have been discovered around the globe, especially Read more ›

AU holds emergency meeting on Ebola in Addis Ababa

Standard Digital-(Addis Ababa)-African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa. “Fighting Ebola must be done in a manner that doesn’t fuel isolation or Read more ›

Kenya secures $113m to build 1,550km road connecting Burundi

By Christabel Ligami and Adam Ihucha Kenya has secured $113 million from the African Development Bank for the construction of a transit route from the Indian Ocean to Bujumbura in Burundi, heightening competition between the ports of Indian Ocean to Bujumbura Read more ›

Ethiopia: Road linking Afar-Djibouti to be finished by Nov

Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) disclosed the Hawsewa-Abeala-Arbeti asphalt road, which it is constructing at the cost of a Billion Birr, is 93 percent over. The road is expected to be fully completed by the coming November. According to Samson Wondimu, Read more ›

Rwanda invests in medical tourism

By Ivan Ngoboka The New Times–(Kigali)-Medical tourism has for long been a preserve of a few countries such as South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia and to some extent Kenya – those countries with a long tradition of a developed health Read more ›

African leaders in Kenya for AU Security Summit

BERNAMA-NNN-PANA (Nairobi)  – Today six Presidents are  meeting in Kenya for the one-day African Union (AU) Peace and Security summit on terrorism. The Presidents of Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, Burundi’s Vice President as well as the Prime Read more ›

Ugandan doctors to aid Liberian colleagues in Ebola fight

 By Joyce Namutebi & Agencies   Newvision-(Kampala) – A team of Ugandan doctors and health workers have been deployed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide medical support for an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. The team comes with vast Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines announce new flights to Madrid

Xinhua  (Addis Ababa) —  On Monday Ethiopian Airlines will commence its flights to Madrid, Spain, which has become the 10th European destination of the airliner. Ethiopian flights to Madrid is operated through Rome and has brought the number of the airline’s international Read more ›

Kenyan officials upbeat about direct flights to US

BY Peter Kiragu Standard Digital-(Nairobi)-The Government has maintained that it has almost concluded most of the negotiations with Delta Airlines for them to launch direct flights between Kenya and the United States. Foreign Affairs and International Trade CS Amina Mohamed, Read more ›

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 by Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines announces record 46 billion Birr profit

By Zerihun Getachew Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (Addis Ababa) – The Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has earned over 46.5 billion Birr revenue during the last budget year, between July 2013 and June 2014. Despite many challenges, Ethiopian has Read more ›

Ethiopia, Kenya & Ghana vie for right to host 2017 African Nations Cup

BBC – Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation. Libya pulled out last week because of ongoing fighting in the country that has Read more ›

Kenya: New travel insurance restores tourists’ confidence

By Martin Mwita The Star (Mombasa) – THE recently launched inbound travel insurance has been embraced by foreign tourists and stakeholders in the industry. According to AIG Kenya insurance, which in partnership with the Kenya Coast Tourism Association launched the Read more ›

CITES: Poaching remains unsustainably high in Africa

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has revealed that despite some reductions from previous years, poaching remains dangerously high in Africa. According to the report published on Friday, about Read more ›

Burundi and Zambia to extend Tanzania-Zambia Railway

The governments of Burundi and Zambia have disclosed plans of stretching the Tanzania-Zambia railway line to Burundi in order to support growth in bilateral trade between both nations. During an interview, Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Wylbur Simuusa, stated that deliberations Read more ›

Tanzanian Attorney General Justifies Plan to Build Highway through Serengeti Park

Mr. Gabriel Malata, the principal state attorney and representative of the government of Tanzania in the ongoing trial over the construction of a super highway through the Serengeti park has vindicated the much criticized decision of the government. According to Read more ›