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Tanzania and Kenya to Deploy Troops to South Sudan

Top ranking government officials from Tanzania and Kenya have confirmed reports that both nations are set to deploy troops to war-torn South Sudan. Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Bernard Membe, told reporters on Thursday that the a single Read more ›

Tanzania to Strengthen Ties with China

The governments of Tanzania and China have agreed to strengthen their diplomatic ties as both nations marked 50 years of communication and co-operation with one another. Reports indicate that Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister, who met with Bernard Membe, his Read more ›

Car Bomb near Somalia’s National Intelligence Headquarters Kills 12

A car laden with explosives reportedly drove into a tea shop near Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency headquarters in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing 12 people, including some security officers. Several other officers and civilians are reported to have sustained Read more ›

Rwanda to Host East Africa’s Science and Technological Commission

The East African Community (EAC) has settled on Rwanda to host the upcoming East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO). Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, and Dr. Richard Sezibera, the EAC’s Secretary General, are reported to have signed the agreement Read more ›

East African Leaders to Introduce Central Corridor Infrastructural Projects

Leaders from the East African region will soon initiate the Central Corridor Infrastructural Project, which will include Burundi and Tanzania, reports indicate. According to reports, the Northern and Central infrastructural corridors will incorporate every member state of the EAC. Officials 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 ›

Ethiopian Government Denies Ethiopian Airlines Hijacker Co-Pilot Faced Persecution

The Ethiopian government has revealed that the co-pilot who seized an Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday was not facing persecution in his home country, according to a report by the VOA. Hailemedhin Abera Tegegn, the co- pilot, who is reported Read more ›

Rwanda’s $24m Solar Plant Deal

Reports indicate that Rwanda is set to become the first East African country with a utility-scale solar plant following a $24m deal. This deal will see the construction of the plant outside Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. Currently, the East African country Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines to introduce flights to Mogadishu

Ethiopian Airlines is set to initiate a new route to Mogadishu following the cooperative agreements in transportation and aviation between the two nations, reports indicate. Analysts say that this move signifies a vote of confidence in the financial turnaround of Read more ›

Genzebe Dibaba Breaks her 3rd World Record in 15 Days

    Sean Ingle The Observer Genzebe Dibaba’s astonishing indoor season continued as she smashed her third world record in 15 days at the indoor grand prix here. A fortnight ago, in Karlsruhe, the 23-year-old Ethiopian snipped three seconds off Read more ›

Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania meet to discuss Tour Operation Issues

Ministers in charge of tourism and wildlife from Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya are meeting at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha this week to  discuss issues affecting tour operations in the three states. Among major issues to be discussed Read more ›

Uganda Statistics Bureau: “Informal sector is the fastest growing sector in Uganda”

The Ugandan Bureau of Statistics has revealed that the nation’s informal sector is growing faster than its formal sector. Uganda’s informal sector, like that of most sub-Saharan African countries, is largely composed of numerous unregistered and unregulated small and medium Read more ›

Kenya’s National Security Advisory Committee Accuses USAID of Scheming to Topple Government

The Chairman of Kenya’s National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) and Cabinet Secretary, Francis T. Kimemia, has disclosed that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is conniving with activists to topple the government of Kenya. He noted, in a Read more ›

Kenya and United Kingdom collaborate to end Poaching

The government of the United Kingdom has revealed plans to assist Kenya stop unlawful wildlife trade and solve related issues, reports indicate. According to a statement by Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Kenya, the United Kingdom has a Read more ›

Tanzania’s Eurobond to be Delayed

Reports indicate that Tanzania may postpone its debut Eurobond until the following fiscal year following a delay in obtaining a risk evaluation by Citigroup Inc. According to reports, the delay slowed the issuance of credit ratings according to Servacius Likwelile, Read more ›

Djibouti Launches Internet Exchange Point in East Africa

Djibouti’s Data Center (DCC) has announced the initiation of its Internet Exchange Point (IXP) with the aim of decreasing network costs for operators and improving connection speeds, reports indicate. In a statement, the company indicated that the new IXP would Read more ›

African Cabinet Secretaries form Network

Cabinet secretaries from over 10 countries across the continent formed the African Cabinet Government Network last week in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The network was reportedly “established to provide formal and informal opportunities for collaboration and mutual support between Read more ›

Discharged Somali Soldiers demonstrate in Mogadishu

Hundreds of discharged soldiers and disabled army veterans staged a demonstration in front of the presidential compound in Mogadishu on Saturday. According to reports, the angry demonstrators marched to Villa Somalia – the presidential residence – in reaction to a Read more ›