Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Rwanda: the construction of the first mRNA vaccine factory in Africa kicks off

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Rwandan president Paul Kagame and BioNtech's CEO Ugur Sahin launched on Thursday, the construction of a messenger RNA vaccine factory in Kigali. It...

Kenya: William Ruto promises to “deport Chinese” if elected

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Kenya's deputy president and presidential candidate William Ruto has said he will deport Chinese nationals from jobs that could be done by...

Tanzania slashes controversial mobile money levy

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Tanzania has reduced a controversial levy on mobile money transactions introduced a year ago by 43%, bringing relief to users who were...

Rwanda says ‘not discouraged’ by cancellation of UK migrant flight

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The Rwandan government said Wednesday it was "not discouraged" by the cancellation of a flight to deport migrants from the United Kingdom...

Rwandans get ready as the first migrants from the UK should arrive in a...

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Rwanda is getting ready to greet the first migrants transferred from the United Kingdom as their flight should arrive next Tuesday, April...

Somalia re-elects Hassan Sheik Mohamud as president

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A former Somali president voted out of power in 2017 has been reelected to the country's top job after defeating the incumbent...

Uganda acquires land for East Africa’s first nuclear power plant

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Uganda said it acquired land for the construction of East Africa’s first nuclear power plant as the continent’s top exporter of coffee...

Google to open its first African product development centre in Kenya

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Google has chosen Nairobi for its first product development centre on the continent. The announcement was made nearly 7 months after the tech...

Ethiopians Queue at Russia Embassy to Enlist for War

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Dozens of young Ethiopian men continue to gather at the Russian embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday following rumours of...

‘Relocation Threatens Extinction of Maasai Race in Tanzania’

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More than 400 families from the Maasai ethnic group, who earn living by rearing livestock are being dislodged from Ngorongoro Conservation Area...

Fuel Shortage in Kenya Leads to Price Hikes

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A fuel shortage in Kenya is leading matatu operators to ground their vehicles. The shortage of fuel is causing a hike in...

East Africa Bloc Becomes $250 Billion Market as Congo Joins

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The Democratic Republic of Congo joined the East African Community, bringing the regional trading bloc’s market size to a quarter of the...

Presidential Hopeful Plans to Shun Debt-Fueled Kenyan Projects

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Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, the front-runner to become the nation’s next leader, will scale back spending on mega roads, rail and...

Border Between Rwanda And Burundi Remains Shut

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After two years of being shut, Rwanda's borders opened on Monday to ordinary citizens from Uganda, Tanzania and DRC.

Ethiopia’s Abiy Says Government Open to Talks With Tigray Rebels

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Ethiopia’s government is open to talks with the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front to end a 15-month conflict in the country, Prime...

Investors commit $10 billion to pump Uganda’s oil deposits

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Uganda and a group of investors on Tuesday announced their decision to finally proceed with oil production following years of setbacks that...

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...