East Africa

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:42 GMT
Kenya: African Climate Summit Propels Ruto to Time's Top 100 Influential People
[Business Day Africa] Kenyan President William Ruto has earned recognition as one of Time magazine's top 100 influential people, a testament to the country's achievement in hosting a successful Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi last year.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:09:38 GMT
Somalia: Food Insecurity Plagues Somalia's Displaced
[Shabelle] In Somalia, an estimated 4 million people--or one-fifth of the population--face acute food insecurity; 3.8 million people are displaced from their homes; and 1.7 million children under five are acutely malnourished. The protracted humanita...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:53:53 GMT
Ethiopia: UN Raises U.S.$600 Million for Ethiopia, Falls Short of Target
[DW] A UN-led event to secure donations to address Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis fell short of its $1 billion target. The East African country has been hit by conflict and extreme weather in recent years.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:19:50 GMT
Ethiopia: Council of Ministers Unanimously Approves Draft Transitional Justice Policy
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Council of Ministers, in its meeting today, unanimously approved the draft Transitional Justice Policy after it "discussed and added additional input" to the draft.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:59:45 GMT
Kenya: Nairobi Home to 4,400 Super-Rich
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The number of super-rich in Nairobi grew by 25 percent to 4,400 last year compared to more than 10 years ago, indicating a growing preference for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) to set their bases in the capital city.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:56:25 GMT
Ethiopia: UN Falls Short of Billion-Dollar Pledge to Tackle Ethiopia's Hunger Crisis
[RFI] A UN donor conference held in Geneva had hoped to raise significant pledges towards a $1 billion target (€940 million) to address the "critical" humanitarian situation in Ethiopia over the next three months. However pledges fell short at...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:35:44 GMT
Rwanda: Exiled Rwandan Accused of Terrorism Financing Is Dead
[Nile Post] Renowned Rwandan industrialist and businessman, Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, has passed on at the age of 82.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:45:13 GMT
Kenya: DP Gachagua Pledges Enhanced Collaboration With UN Agencies for Development Goals in Kenya
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has reiterated the Government's unwavering commitment to enhancing its partnership with United Nations agencies in Kenya for the implementation of their development goals and targets.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 19:28:18 GMT
Ethiopia: An Overview of Ethiopia's First Digital Education Strategy
[Mastercard Foundation] Every month, stakeholders such as policymakers, EdTech entrepreneurs, teachers, and parents come together to discuss the intersection of education and technology at the EdTech Mondays Radio Show.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:42 GMT
Kenya: KQ Buddy Pass Scheme Suspended After Mega Scandal
[Business Day Africa] Kenya Airways has suspended its buddy pass programme, an incentive initiative enabling employees to access two complimentary flights annually. The action follows a scandal that has tarnished the scheme's integrity, with reports ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:38 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: From DR Congo to Uganda, and Back
[Norwegian Refugee Council] "Life in Uganda is hard, but life in DR Congo is too dangerous to return. I don't know what to do." Like many Congolese refugees in Uganda, Maisha faces an impossible choice.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:11:22 GMT
Kenya: Wetangula Cautions 'Rejectionists' Spewing 'Vitriol' Over Bunge Towers
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has dismissed claims over stalled progress on the Bunge Towers project.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:10:21 GMT
Somalia: Nusoj Demands Immediate Release of Journalist Detained By Nisa in Brazen Assault On Press Freedom
[Shabelle] 17 April 2024: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vehemently condemns the arbitrary arrest and overnight detention of independent journalist Hussein Abdulle Mohamed by National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) operativ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:00:56 GMT
Uganda: Parliament Approves Merger of Wildlife Entities Uwa and Uwec
[Nile Post] Parliament has approved the merger of the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:38:16 GMT
Seychelles: Climate Change - Seychelles' IDC Trying Mitigate Erosion On Outer Islands
[Seychelles News Agency] Climate mitigation will play a big role in the strategic plan of the Islands Development Company (IDC) and it is crucial to put adequate measures in place sooner rather than later if Seychelles wants to preserve its islands, ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:37:12 GMT
Uganda: Family Feared Dead After Cement Mixer Truck Crushes Car
[Nile Post] An entire family is feared dead after a cement mixer truck crushed a Mitsubishi RVR vehicle in which they were travelling Wednesday morning.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:36:23 GMT
Uganda: Stakeholders Advocate for Enhanced Mail Security Standards Amid E-Commerce Surge
[Nile Post] Amid the rapid growth of electronic communication and e-commerce, stakeholders have underscored the urgent need for improved mail security standards, cybersecurity measures, and mandatory data exchange protocols.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:19:55 GMT
Kenya: Uhuru, Central Parks Out of Bounds for Political Rallies - Duale
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale has announced that the renovated Uhuru and Central Parks will be out of bounds for political events following a memorandum of understanding between Nairobi County and the government.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:09:35 GMT
Ethiopia: Religious Fathers Have More Serious Calling to Teach People to Live Together - Kenya Inter-Religious Council Head
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- There is a more serious calling now for religious fathers to teach about other people and how we can live together, the Executive Director of Inter-Religious Council of Kenya Abdirahman Ismail told ENA on the side lines of the Se...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:01:36 GMT
Uganda: Govt Releases More PDM Funds
[Nile Post] The government has released more money towards its household poverty alleviation initiative, the Parish Development Model (PDM).

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:59:34 GMT
Seychelles: Our Ocean Conference - Seychelles to Pilot Integration of Ocean Science in School Curriculum
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will pilot a project this year that integrates ocean science in its school curriculum, said President Wavel Ramkalawan on Tuesday at the heads of state high level segment in the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens, ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:00:11 GMT
Uganda: Strong Wind Leaves Kabale School Naked
[Nile Post] KABALE | Nyabushabi Primary School in Kabale District is seeking urgent assistance after a strong wind blew off the roofing of a classroom block, leaving up to four classes looking to the skies.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:44:49 GMT
Mauritius: «Investissement Public» sans valeur
[L'Express] Chaque année, dans le budget national, mais aussi tous les cinq ans, dans les manifestes électoraux, les hommes politiques aiment dire à la population qu'on doit «investir» (notez les guillemets) dans tel programm...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:10 GMT
Uganda: What Next for Banks That Have Not Hit the Shs150bn Capital Requirement?
[Nile Post] In 2022, Finance minister Matia Kasaija signed a ministerial instrument, increasing the minimum capital requirements for banks by 6 Times or 500 percent, from Shs25 billonto Shs150 billion and it was given a deadline of June 30, 2024.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:09 GMT
Uganda: Equity Bank Supported My Path to Empowerment - Mwesigwa
[Nile Post] My name is Allan Mwesigwa, age 32 years, I hail from Gita-Nabutaka village in Nangabo town council, Wakiso district.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:09 GMT
Uganda: Victoria University Pays Tribute to Former Chancellor Martin Aliker
[Nile Post] Victoria University has described the late Dr Martin Jerome Aliker as a man who championed transparency and diligence in places of work.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:08 GMT
Uganda: We Are Not Going to Surrender - Amuriat
[Nile Post] Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Patrick Amuriat says he will never surrender in the struggle to liberate the country despite the turbulent political scene that is being rocked by several altercations.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:07 GMT
Uganda: Buliisa Locals Storm Court Over 'Unfair' Oil Project Compensation
[Nile Post] When oil was discovered in the Albertine graben in 2004, it was followed by land acquisition by different companies involved in exploration activities.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:33:03 GMT
Uganda: We're Watching You, Kyagulanyi Tells New Party Recruits
[Nile Post] National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi has warned those joining the party to get tickets that they will be disappointed.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:33:02 GMT
Uganda: Witchdoctor Who Worked With Kato Kajubi to Serve Life in Prison
[Nile Post] Tycoon Godfrey Kato Kajubi was in 2012 convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for hiring Umar Kateregga and his wife Mariam Nabukeera to slaughter 12-year-old Joseph Kasirye in a ritual sacrifice.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:19:59 GMT
Kenya: President Ruto Unveils National Road Safety Action Plan to Reduce Accidents
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto has launched the National Road Safety Action plan which outlines eight priority areas, including road safety funding, vehicle safety standards, enforcement and education.

East Africa

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:42 GMT
Kenya: African Climate Summit Propels Ruto to Time's Top 100 Influential People
[Business Day Africa] Kenyan President William Ruto has earned recognition as one of Time magazine's top 100 influential people, a testament to the country's achievement in hosting a successful Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi last year.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:09:38 GMT
Somalia: Food Insecurity Plagues Somalia's Displaced
[Shabelle] In Somalia, an estimated 4 million people--or one-fifth of the population--face acute food insecurity; 3.8 million people are displaced from their homes; and 1.7 million children under five are acutely malnourished. The protracted humanita...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:53:53 GMT
Ethiopia: UN Raises U.S.$600 Million for Ethiopia, Falls Short of Target
[DW] A UN-led event to secure donations to address Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis fell short of its $1 billion target. The East African country has been hit by conflict and extreme weather in recent years.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:19:50 GMT
Ethiopia: Council of Ministers Unanimously Approves Draft Transitional Justice Policy
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Council of Ministers, in its meeting today, unanimously approved the draft Transitional Justice Policy after it "discussed and added additional input" to the draft.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:59:45 GMT
Kenya: Nairobi Home to 4,400 Super-Rich
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The number of super-rich in Nairobi grew by 25 percent to 4,400 last year compared to more than 10 years ago, indicating a growing preference for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) to set their bases in the capital city.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:56:25 GMT
Ethiopia: UN Falls Short of Billion-Dollar Pledge to Tackle Ethiopia's Hunger Crisis
[RFI] A UN donor conference held in Geneva had hoped to raise significant pledges towards a $1 billion target (€940 million) to address the "critical" humanitarian situation in Ethiopia over the next three months. However pledges fell short at...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:35:44 GMT
Rwanda: Exiled Rwandan Accused of Terrorism Financing Is Dead
[Nile Post] Renowned Rwandan industrialist and businessman, Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, has passed on at the age of 82.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 07:45:13 GMT
Kenya: DP Gachagua Pledges Enhanced Collaboration With UN Agencies for Development Goals in Kenya
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has reiterated the Government's unwavering commitment to enhancing its partnership with United Nations agencies in Kenya for the implementation of their development goals and targets.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 19:28:18 GMT
Ethiopia: An Overview of Ethiopia's First Digital Education Strategy
[Mastercard Foundation] Every month, stakeholders such as policymakers, EdTech entrepreneurs, teachers, and parents come together to discuss the intersection of education and technology at the EdTech Mondays Radio Show.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:42 GMT
Kenya: KQ Buddy Pass Scheme Suspended After Mega Scandal
[Business Day Africa] Kenya Airways has suspended its buddy pass programme, an incentive initiative enabling employees to access two complimentary flights annually. The action follows a scandal that has tarnished the scheme's integrity, with reports ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:39:38 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: From DR Congo to Uganda, and Back
[Norwegian Refugee Council] "Life in Uganda is hard, but life in DR Congo is too dangerous to return. I don't know what to do." Like many Congolese refugees in Uganda, Maisha faces an impossible choice.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:11:22 GMT
Kenya: Wetangula Cautions 'Rejectionists' Spewing 'Vitriol' Over Bunge Towers
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has dismissed claims over stalled progress on the Bunge Towers project.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:10:21 GMT
Somalia: Nusoj Demands Immediate Release of Journalist Detained By Nisa in Brazen Assault On Press Freedom
[Shabelle] 17 April 2024: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vehemently condemns the arbitrary arrest and overnight detention of independent journalist Hussein Abdulle Mohamed by National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) operativ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:00:56 GMT
Uganda: Parliament Approves Merger of Wildlife Entities Uwa and Uwec
[Nile Post] Parliament has approved the merger of the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:38:16 GMT
Seychelles: Climate Change - Seychelles' IDC Trying Mitigate Erosion On Outer Islands
[Seychelles News Agency] Climate mitigation will play a big role in the strategic plan of the Islands Development Company (IDC) and it is crucial to put adequate measures in place sooner rather than later if Seychelles wants to preserve its islands, ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:37:12 GMT
Uganda: Family Feared Dead After Cement Mixer Truck Crushes Car
[Nile Post] An entire family is feared dead after a cement mixer truck crushed a Mitsubishi RVR vehicle in which they were travelling Wednesday morning.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:36:23 GMT
Uganda: Stakeholders Advocate for Enhanced Mail Security Standards Amid E-Commerce Surge
[Nile Post] Amid the rapid growth of electronic communication and e-commerce, stakeholders have underscored the urgent need for improved mail security standards, cybersecurity measures, and mandatory data exchange protocols.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:19:55 GMT
Kenya: Uhuru, Central Parks Out of Bounds for Political Rallies - Duale
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale has announced that the renovated Uhuru and Central Parks will be out of bounds for political events following a memorandum of understanding between Nairobi County and the government.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:09:35 GMT
Ethiopia: Religious Fathers Have More Serious Calling to Teach People to Live Together - Kenya Inter-Religious Council Head
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- There is a more serious calling now for religious fathers to teach about other people and how we can live together, the Executive Director of Inter-Religious Council of Kenya Abdirahman Ismail told ENA on the side lines of the Se...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:01:36 GMT
Uganda: Govt Releases More PDM Funds
[Nile Post] The government has released more money towards its household poverty alleviation initiative, the Parish Development Model (PDM).

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:59:34 GMT
Seychelles: Our Ocean Conference - Seychelles to Pilot Integration of Ocean Science in School Curriculum
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will pilot a project this year that integrates ocean science in its school curriculum, said President Wavel Ramkalawan on Tuesday at the heads of state high level segment in the 9th Our Ocean Conference in Athens, ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:00:11 GMT
Uganda: Strong Wind Leaves Kabale School Naked
[Nile Post] KABALE | Nyabushabi Primary School in Kabale District is seeking urgent assistance after a strong wind blew off the roofing of a classroom block, leaving up to four classes looking to the skies.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:44:49 GMT
Mauritius: «Investissement Public» sans valeur
[L'Express] Chaque année, dans le budget national, mais aussi tous les cinq ans, dans les manifestes électoraux, les hommes politiques aiment dire à la population qu'on doit «investir» (notez les guillemets) dans tel programm...

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:10 GMT
Uganda: What Next for Banks That Have Not Hit the Shs150bn Capital Requirement?
[Nile Post] In 2022, Finance minister Matia Kasaija signed a ministerial instrument, increasing the minimum capital requirements for banks by 6 Times or 500 percent, from Shs25 billonto Shs150 billion and it was given a deadline of June 30, 2024.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:09 GMT
Uganda: Equity Bank Supported My Path to Empowerment - Mwesigwa
[Nile Post] My name is Allan Mwesigwa, age 32 years, I hail from Gita-Nabutaka village in Nangabo town council, Wakiso district.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:09 GMT
Uganda: Victoria University Pays Tribute to Former Chancellor Martin Aliker
[Nile Post] Victoria University has described the late Dr Martin Jerome Aliker as a man who championed transparency and diligence in places of work.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:08 GMT
Uganda: We Are Not Going to Surrender - Amuriat
[Nile Post] Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Patrick Amuriat says he will never surrender in the struggle to liberate the country despite the turbulent political scene that is being rocked by several altercations.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:44:07 GMT
Uganda: Buliisa Locals Storm Court Over 'Unfair' Oil Project Compensation
[Nile Post] When oil was discovered in the Albertine graben in 2004, it was followed by land acquisition by different companies involved in exploration activities.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:33:03 GMT
Uganda: We're Watching You, Kyagulanyi Tells New Party Recruits
[Nile Post] National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi has warned those joining the party to get tickets that they will be disappointed.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:33:02 GMT
Uganda: Witchdoctor Who Worked With Kato Kajubi to Serve Life in Prison
[Nile Post] Tycoon Godfrey Kato Kajubi was in 2012 convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for hiring Umar Kateregga and his wife Mariam Nabukeera to slaughter 12-year-old Joseph Kasirye in a ritual sacrifice.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:19:59 GMT
Kenya: President Ruto Unveils National Road Safety Action Plan to Reduce Accidents
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto has launched the National Road Safety Action plan which outlines eight priority areas, including road safety funding, vehicle safety standards, enforcement and education.

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