Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tanzania, Burundi sign agreement for construction of 282 km standard guage railway

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Tanzania and Burundi have signed an agreement for the joint construction of a 282-kilometer standard gauge railway (SGR), according to a statement...

British Council confirms probe into racism allegations in its Kenya office

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The British Council in Kenya said on Tuesday that it is aware of allegations of racism and discrimination in its office in...

Hungry hyenas terrorize villagers in Tanzania

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A pack of hungry hyenas has caused panic in the drought-hit Ushetu district of the Shinyanga region in the East African country...

Ethiopia forms 1st-ever national dialogue, reconciliation commission

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Fractured by ethnic and political polarization, Ethiopia on Wednesday stepped into a long process of building national consensus, sustainable peace, and reconciliation...

Kenya unveils largest shipyard in sub-Saharan Africa

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Kenya unveiled a modern shipyard at the Mtongwe Navy base in Mombasa on Friday, making it the first country in sub-Saharan Africa...

Uganda Overwhelmed by 32,000 Monthly Teen Pregnancies

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Nancy Namulindwa, 14, carries a 5-month-old baby on her back as she plays with children in a suburb of Kampala, Uganda's capital.

Ethiopian PM says to lead frontline combat against rebel forces

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday announced his decision to lead frontline combat as of Tuesday against rebel forces amid expanding...

Kenya Restricts Access for Unvaccinated to Boost Inoculations

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Kenya will require people seeking government services to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus from Dec. 21 as authorities move to increase...

Ugandan athlete sets new world half-marathon record

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Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo set a new world half-marathon record Sunday at the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, triggering celebrations in the capital Kampala.

Tanzania digitizes court system to speed up justice delivery

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As part of its larger efforts to modernize the court system, Tanzania’s judiciary has implemented multi-faceted reforms to increase transparency, improve efficiency,...

US Secretary of State visits Kenya as part of Africa tour

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US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has arrived in Kenya to start his first trip as US secretary of state to sub-Saharan...

Rwanda goes electric with locally made motorbikes

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For 12 years Didier Ndabahariye has been ferrying passengers around the streets of Kigali - one of the thousands of motorbike taxi...

AU Envoy: Time Running Out to Find Political Solution to North Ethiopia Conflict

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UNITED NATIONS — The African Union envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Monday that the window of opportunity is closing for a...

Ethiopia Urges Residents of Capital City to Arm Themselves

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Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after forces from the northern region of Tigray said they were gaining territory and...

Ethiopia Leader Urges Citizens to Join War Against Tigray Forces

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens across the country to join the fight against rebellious Tigray forces, after the fall of...

AU condemns twin bomb blasts in Ugandan capital

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African Union (AU) on Tuesday condemned the twin bomb blasts in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, which left six people dead including three...

Athletics’ ‘spiritual home’ Kenya bids to host 2025 World Championships

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Athletics Kenya president, Jackson Tuwei, has confirmed that his nation has submitted a bid document to host the 2025 World Championships.

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed sworn in for another 5-year term

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Ethiopia’s new parliament reappointed Abiy Ahmed as prime minister on Monday following his party’s landslide election win, giving him a five-year mandate...

Ethiopia Seeks IMF Deal as Talks Begin to Revamp Older Debt

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Ethiopia asked the International Monetary Fund for a new deal, days after France and China co-chaired the first meeting of the nation’s...

Rwandan capital Kigali launches bike-sharing scheme to promote green mobility

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KIGALI -- The Rwandan capital city Kigali on Thursday launched a bicycle sharing transport scheme as part of Rwanda's efforts to promote...