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Two member countries of the East African community (EAC) and close neighbours, Rwanda and Uganda, with a fairly long history of close cooperation are currently having some different tunes.  Cargo trucks from Uganda have been now blocked from crossing into Rwanda at Gatuna. According to the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), the move is to pave […]Continue Reading
China Donates Ant-Malarial Drugs To South Sudan to Prevent Spread of Tropical Diseases. Since its recent separation and independence from the larger part of the former Republic of Sudan, Africa’s newest nation of South Sudan, has been faced by a number of major problems, including civil war, political confrontation, economic downturns and natural calamities. One […]Continue Reading
TWO DAMS REVEAL MASSIVE CORRUPTION AND MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS  In recent times,  the Kenyan nation and public has been bombarded with numerous incidents of both high and low level corruption that has completely paralyzed and stagnated the country’s prospects for social and economic growth. Corruption and greed seem to be deeply rooted within the […]Continue Reading
Disputes and Trade Barriers Still Hinder Growth of Trade within the EAC Despite being rated among the fastest growing regions on the African continent, intra-regional trade in East Africa continues to fall by the day due the persistence of disputes and non-tariff barriers, thus giving way to the creation of new trade alliances by frustrated […]Continue Reading
Lower Foreign Investments in East Africa Caused by Corruption, Insecurity and Bad Laws The East Africa Community (EAC) is facing a lot of troubles and challenges, not only internally, but also externally, as it makes efforts to attract foreign investors into the member nations.  Potential investors  are, however, still very cautious about taking the opportunities Continue Reading
UNHCR FACILITATES RETURN OF 309 SUDANESE REFUGEES FROM CHAD. Africa has the second largest number of refugees in the world with most of them originating from Sub-Saharan Africa, which has almost 6.6milion displaced persons. It is also interesting to note that the recent African Union (AU) summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, made a special […]Continue Reading
President Buhari Wins Second Term, But Opposition Rejects Results Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is back in power after a tough contest against his main rival, top businessman and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. His victory to retain the top seat in Africa’s most populous and top oil-producing nation over the next five years, comes at a […]Continue Reading
A Joint Statement by Russia and Syria Ask the U.S. to Remove Its Forces. The global rivalry between Russia and the United States of America (U.S.) continues, even as the two giant nations of the world often talk with and about each other. Some Americans even claim that current U.S. President Donald Trump is a […]Continue Reading
IArab-League Secretary- General Accuses Turkey and Iran of Meddling in Libya, Syria and Yemen Conflicts. Serious charges have been leveled against Iran and Turkey about the current problems in Libya. Speaking during the EU-Arab League summit, the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit accused Turkey and Iran of meddling in the conflicts in […]Continue Reading
KENYA’S RAFIKI A FAVOURITE AT FESPACO; AFRICA’S 50TH LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL IN BURKINA FASO Africa’s largest film festival, named the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), which was founded in 1969, kicked off last Saturday, February 23rd in Burkina Faso. The festival which celebrates African filmmakers, and the collective memory and Continue Reading
BOTSWANA PRESIDENT DR.MASISI TO MAKE OFFICIAL VISIT TO ZIMBWABWE. Facing economic and political troubles and discarded by many of the Western powers, Zimbabwe is now having great sympathy and cordial relations with its better placed neighbours. Apart from South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa who is also scheduled to visit Harare soon, it is now Botswana […]Continue Reading
Huawei has been accused by the US of being linked to the Chinese government and spying on its behalf, something that the company has vehemently denied. Amid the pressure from the USA Guo Ping commented on the executive order banning Huawei from the US, saying that it “is not necessary and should not be released”, as it would […]Continue Reading
Tommy Robinson, the co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL), has consistently blasted various media outlets for providing what he calls biased and unfair coverage of his activities and taking his words out of context.  This has prompted the activist to launch his protest against the courrupt media houses like BBC who often run biased stories. British right-wing Continue Reading
The President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera takes on the obligation to create an all inclusive government immediately after signing a peace agreement with armed groups, according to the text of the accord seen by Sputnik on 24 February. “The president of the republic, the head of state, is committed to creating an inclusive government Continue Reading
Pope Francis on his address to conclude the historic Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse, he called those who abuse children “tools of Satan” and vowing to protect children from “ravenous wolves”. He described the hearts of some clergy as having been “dulled by hypocrisy and power”. He went on to say that even a single case of child Continue Reading
For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s history, a woman will occupy a high diplomatic position, according to a royal decree published by the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Arabia has appointed its first woman ambassador to the United States, Deputy King Prince Mohammed bin Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday. Princess Reema bint Bandar replaced […]Continue Reading