Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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...

Tanzania to install 25 oxygen generating plants for COVID-19 patients

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DAR ES SALAAM -- Tanzanian health authorities said on Sunday they have started to install 25 oxygen generating plants across the country...

Get vaccines or face punishment, Kenya orders state workers

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Kenya will require all government workers to receive at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine before August 23 or face disciplinary action,...

Kenya eyes increased cassava production as staple crops hit by climate change

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Nairobi - As the effects of climate change such as scarce rains and drought unfold in Kenya, the east African nation is...

Uganda Backs Herbal Treatments for Covid-19 Amid Delta Surge

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Uganda has added herbal remedies to treatments it recommends for the coronavirus even before concluding clinical trials as it battles a surge...

Ethiopian premier’s party wins general elections

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ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party (PP) led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won 410 seats of the 547-seat federal parliament...

African Superhero Sema Aims to Inspire Kids Worldwide

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Super Sema features all the tropes typical of a superhero story—a greedy villain, a futuristic setting, and a do-good warrior who saves the...

17 soldiers killed in Kenya helicopter crash

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NAIROBI - Kenya's military on Thursday confirmed soldier fatalities in a helicopter crash that had occurred earlier in the morning, without sharing...

Historic Safari Rally kicks off in Kenya

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NAIROBI - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the powerful 2021 Safari Rally at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Thursday.

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...