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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Tanzania to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army

The Government of Tanzania is set to train 1,000 soldiers from the Somali National Army in a bid to boost the capacity of the local forces to consolidate security in the war-torn nation. A report by Sabahi quotes the director Read more ›

Rwanda to commemorate 20th anniversary of 1994 genocide

The arrival of the symbolically labelled ‘flame of remembrance’, ‘kwibuka 20’, to Camp Kigali in Nyarugenge district on Sunday, March 30th, marked a crucial milestone in national preparations for the 20th anniversary ceremony of the brutal mass murder in 1994. Read more ›

Death Toll from Lake Albert Boat Accident climbs to 251

A spokesman for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has disclosed that 251 bodies have been recovered from Lake Albert after a boat capsized on Saturday, March 22nd. According to Lambert Mende Omalonga, only about 50 survivors have Read more ›

Ethiopia Loses First Match at 2014 African Nations Championship

The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia on Monday lost their opening match at the ongoing 2014 Orange African Nations Championship in South Africa to the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in a rather one-sided encounter. The Walyas made a terrible mistake after Read more ›

Odinga Warns EAC Against Isolating Tanzania and Burundi

Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has cautioned leaders of the East African Community against isolating Burundi and Tanzania. This comes after representatives from Burundi and Tanzania have been notably absent from two landmark ceremonies for the EAC—the signing of Read more ›