Sunday, June 20, 2021

World Bank, AU partner to deploy vaccines for 400M Africans

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KIGALI, Rwanda The World Bank and the African Union (AU)'s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) decided to...

Tanzania to Add Gold to Reserves, Resume $3 Billion Iron Project

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Tanzania launched a new gold refinery as its central bank plans to start buying the metal to diversify its reserves.

World Needs Congo Copper to Kick Fossil Fuels, Billionaire Says

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An African nation emerging from decades of conflict and corruption holds the key to greening the global economy. That’s...

Somaliland Opposition Group Wins State’s First Vote In 16 Years

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Opposition parties in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland won control of parliament in last week’s elections, the National Electoral Commission said.

Tanzania May Start Building $30 Billion LNG Project in 2023

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Tanzania plans to begin the construction of a delayed $30 billion liquefied natural gas project in 2023, following the resumption of talks...

Africa in solidarity with Palestinians

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Protests were held in cities across East Africa on Thursday to condemn the wanton killings of the Palestinian people by Israel.

Ugandan president sworn in for new term

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KAMPALA - Uganda's incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday to serve for the sixth five-year term in office.

‘Ethiopia will stick to African Union-led process on Nile dam’

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ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia will stick to the African Union-led process concerning trilateral negotiations on the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

Centre of excellence for agriculture mechanisation in Rwanda project resumes

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Construction works on the stalled US $12.2m Centre of excellence for agriculture mechanisation in Rwanda project has resumed after the contractor secured...

Tanzania starts refining gold to international standards

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Bank of Tanzania Governor Prof Florens Luoga has commended the State Mining Corporation (Stamico) for enabling Tanzania start refining gold to international...

Somali president drops plans to extend term amid rising tensions

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MOGADISHU -- Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Wednesday called for elections and dropped plans to extend his term in office by two...

Rare Tropical Cyclone To Hit Tanzania

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Dar es Salaam - The Tanzania Meteorically Authority (TMA) has confirmed that tropical Cyclone ‘Jobo’ which is expected to make a land...

Somalia welcomes AU initiative for free, fair elections

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MOGADISHU -- Somalia on Thursday welcomed an African Union (AU) initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between warring political leaders that will culminate...

Uganda, Tanzania sign oil pipeline project agreement

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KAMPALA - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed on Sunday the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project agreement with his Tanzanian counterpart Samia...

‘Dismembered bodies’: Refugees recount horrors of Tigray fighting

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For Ethiopians who escaped intense fighting in their northern homeland of Tigray by fleeing into Sudan, they are now safe; but the...

Gunmen kill dozens in bus attack in Ethiopia

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Gunmen killed at least 34 people in a "horrific" bus attack in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of western Ethiopia, the scene of recent...

Why Ethiopian Prime Minister denounced mass killing of fellow citizens

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ADDIS ABABA - The mass killing on Sunday of hundreds of people in western Ethiopia at the same site allegedly by an...

Magufuli elected Tanzania’s president for second term

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Tanzania’s incumbent President John Magufuli of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) won the presidential election, the National Electoral Commission (NEC)...

Isabel dos Santos businessman and husband Sindika Dokolo is dead

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The Congolese businessman and husband of Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos' Sindika Dokolo has died, according to several news. 

DRC Health sector overwhelmed with fake doctors

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KINSHASA - In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health sector is splashed by revelations about the existence of fictitious practitioners and...