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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 …

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%.…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Explosions at Gikomba market kills 10

Two almost simultaneous blasts at the Gikomba market, Nairobi, has claimed the lives of 10 people and left up to 79 injured.

Reports indicate that the first explosion came from a mutatu minibus and the other from a clothes store …

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 …

United Nations Marks World Wildlife Day

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Monday joined millions of people across the globe to mark the first ever World Wildlife Day.

Speaking at a photo exhibition organized by the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species of …