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East African countries agree to construct oil refinery in Uganda

East African leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda have agreed on the process of implementing the construction of a regional oil refinery, which will be located in western Uganda. The member states made the mutual investment decision at a time Read more ›

Kenya to use Surveillance Drones to combat Poaching

The Kenyan government has announced plans of using surveillance drones in the fight against elephant and rhino poaching. A new law will also see the introduction of stiffer penalties including larger fines and longer prison terms in an effort to Read more ›

Rwanda and South Africa row over Failed Assasination Plot

The diplomatic rift between the governments of Rwanda and South Sudan has taken a new dimension after both nations withdrew their high commissioners from one another. The dispute, which was originally triggered by an assassination attempt against an ex-Rwandan General Read more ›

Unilever to establish Manufacturing Plant in Ethiopia

Multi-national manufacturer, Unilever, has announced plans of opening a plant in Ethiopia. The consumer-product giant will open the manufacturing plant next year as part of its growth strategy in Africa, reports indicate. According to a company official, the manufacturer plans 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 ›

Tanzania Complains of Being Sidelined in East African Bloc

Previously a model of regional integration, the EAC is seemingly demonstrating indications of cracking under the pressure of competing agendas. Apparently too cautious and slow for the rest, Tanzania is slowly being bullied out of crucial decisions and possibly out Read more ›

Ethiopian opposition accuse government of illegal detention and abuse

An opposition party in Ethiopia, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ),¬†claims that more than one hundred of its supporters and members faced illegal detention, abduction, and assault between July and September this year. The party’s leader also alleged that security Read more ›