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Grenade Attack in Rwanda leaves 6 Injured

A grenade attack reportedly occurred next to a bus stop in Rwanda’s Northern Province, leaving at least six people wounded. It is reported that two men supposedly tossed the grenade next to a bus stop before speeding away. According to Read more ›

South Sudanese Citizens flee to Ethiopia

After over a month of fighting in South Sudan, thousands of civilians are believed to have migrated to Ethiopia, mainly through Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported that over 25,000 asylum seekers from South Read more ›

Kenyan Athletes Threaten to Boycott International Competitions over Tax Imposition

Kenyan athletes have allegedly threatened to boycott every upcoming international competition in protest against the government’s move to tax their foreign earnings. According to reports, the athletes said they would not attend upcoming events such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympics, Read more ›

African Leaders meet in Addis Ababa to Discuss Conflict, Agriculture and Development

The 22nd African Union Summit scheduled to begin in Addis Ababa on Thursday, January 30th, will provide a platform for leaders from across the continent to voice their concerns and reach a consensus on the growing instances of civil unrest Read more ›

Uganda to hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Japanese-funded Bridge

Japan has agreed to fund a new dual-carriage bridge in Uganda, which will provide a faster and safer means of crossing the Nile. According to reports, Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, will preside over the ground-breaking ceremony in the presence of Read more ›

Tanzania: Elephant Population in Africa’s Largest Game Reserve under Threat

For many years, the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania was home to one of the largest population of elephants on earth. This sprawling reserve (approximately 21,000 miles), which has since been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Read more ›

Uganda Strikes Oil Deal with Tullow and Partners

The Ugandan government has reportedly completed negotiations with a British company Tullow Oil and its partners and will soon sign an accord that could result in the commencement of crude oil production. According to reports, an agreement between Tullow Oil, Read more ›

South Africa to Invest in Tanzania’s Processing Zones

Investment and bilateral business between South Africa and Tanzania is expected to increase significantly  following an agreement between the two countries, reports indicate. The two African countries have reportedly agreed to initiate working groups to reinforce their respective Export Processing Read more ›

Dubai to Host Somalia’s Second Investment Summit

Dubai is set to host Somalia’s Second Investment Summit (SIS) scheduled for April 6th-7th 2014. According to reports, Somalia Economic Forum will host this year’s event, which is expected to highlight the abundant opportunities and exciting possibility of rebuilding Somalia. The Read more ›

Burundi Invests $25 Million in High-Speed Internet

Burundi has officially initiated a $25 million investment project in a bid to improve internet accessibility and decrease costs, reports indicate. The landlocked African nation, with a population of about 8 million, reportedly has one of the slowest internet speeds Read more ›

South Sudanese Government Postpones Regional Leaders’ Meeting in Juba

South Sudanese authorities have confirmed that an Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) summit, scheduled for Juba today, has been cancelled. Mawien Makol, spokesperson for South Sudan’s Foreign Ministry told reporters that “The reason [the summit has been cancelled] is because Read more ›

White House to Host U.S. – African Leaders Summit

The White house has announced on Tuesday that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC, later in the year. A statement from spokesman Jay Carney said, “The White House is pleased to announce that Read more ›

Djibouti Signs Trade and Economic Deal with China

The governments of China and Djibouti have entered into another trade and economic agreement, which is expected to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two nations. With this deal signed on January 15th, the Chinese administration will invest up Read more ›