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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 ›

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 ›

Uganda sets up Ebola screening posts along DRC and Kenya border

Red Pepper (Kampala) – Uganda is opening up screening centers at its borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya to ensure that Ebola cases are detected and handled at these entry points, the director general of health services Read more ›

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 by Read more ›

East African nations on high alert for Ebola

The east African region has been set on its toes following the revelation of an outbreak of Ebola infections in west Africa this March. This disease, which was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan in the Read more ›

Ethiopia, China premiers commission Addis Ababa-Adama expressway

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia and Prime Minister Li Keqiang of China have inaugurated a major highway in Addis Ababa on Monday. The 6-lane, 80 kilometers Addis Ababa-Adama express way will be the first road with toll booths in 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 ›

Nigerian Bishop Warns against the Spread of Islamic Extremism in Africa

Christians in Nigeria are living under a perpetual threat with the strength of Islamic extremist group Boko Haram reportedly growing. This anti-Christian organization, whose main hide-outs are in the northern part of Nigeria, have posed an almost palpable threat in Read more ›