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Africa: Trump Adds Chad to U.S. Travel Ban, Lifts Restrictions on Sudan
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Donald Trump has included Chad in a new list of countries whose citizens are prohibited from entering the United States. But the ban placed on Sudanese travellers earlier this year has been ended.
09/25/2017 11:14 AM
Africa: Trump's Friends 'Trying to Get Rich' in Africa Should Be a Wake-Up Call
[Nation] Last week, a speech by US President Donald Trump to African leaders revealed once more the intentions of some Western "investors" in Africa.
09/25/2017 08:54 AM
Tanzania: Govt Tightens Noose On Social Media
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has drafted sweeping regulations to tighten its grip on online content producers and users across popular social media platforms.
09/25/2017 08:49 AM
Uganda: 'There Is No Need for Referendum On Age Limit'
[Monitor] Former Democratic Party leader Paul Ssemogerere speaks...
09/25/2017 06:47 AM
Kenya: Kenyatta's Powers Are Limited, Says Odinga
[Nation] Nasa leader Raila Odinga has maintained that President Kenyatta has no powers to conduct critical functions of the government.
09/25/2017 06:46 AM
Kenya: Baby Born With Brain Outside Skull Dies
[Nation] A baby born at a hospital in Kakamega County with her brain outside the skull died 10 hours later, despite efforts save her life.
09/25/2017 06:45 AM
Tanzania: Sniffer Dogs to Track Down Poachers, Animal Trophies
[Citizen] Sniffer dogs will now be used to track down poachers and illegal traders in animal trophies under an initiative by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
09/25/2017 06:42 AM
Somalia: Puntland Authorities Seize Weapons
[East African] The authorities in the semi-autonomous northeastern Somalia state of Puntland have seized an assortment of weapons being smuggled into the country.
09/25/2017 06:39 AM
Kenya: Nakumatt, Tuskys Could List On NSE After Merger
[East African] Regional retailer Nakumatt and its competitor Tuskys could list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) if their proposed merger is approved and they successfully execute their new business strategy for at least two years.
09/25/2017 11:16 AM
Ethiopia: Promoting National Development in the Spirit of Meskel
[Ethiopian Herald] Meskel is one of the most inclusive outdoor religious and cultural celebrations registered at UNESCO as intangible cultural human heritage. It is celebrated among the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia on the 27th of September in Ethiopia with a mosaic of cultural paraphernalia as practice among the peoples of Ethiopia.
09/25/2017 11:02 AM
Sudan: 26 Dead as Militia, Human Traffickers Clash
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Saraf Omra -At least 26 people were killed in a clash between Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and militiamen on the Sudanese-Libyan border last week.
09/25/2017 10:25 AM
Africa: Will UN Reform Be Possible?
[New Times] Last week, during the ongoing UN General Assembly meeting, many world leaders, including President Trump and President Kagame, in their speeches, called for the UN reform so as to have a stronger, more effective and efficient, more just and greater driver for peace and harmony in the world. A reform plan is now being championed by the current Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres. But, of course, this isn't a new idea; it started way back in the tenure of Kofi Annan, former Secretary General
09/25/2017 09:02 AM
Uganda: Refugees Riot Over Food
[Monitor] Adjumani -South Sudanese refugees at Nyumanzi settlement camp on Saturday evening turned rowdy as they protested against food rationing. The refugee agencies had reportedly cut food supplies by half of what is usually given to them.
09/25/2017 08:47 AM
Uganda: Kadaga Stuck With Seven New Age-Limit Motions
[Observer] Twelve years after they were scrapped, presidential term limit is back on the national stage, being dangled as trade-off for the removal of presidential age limits, in multiple motions lodged with Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
09/25/2017 08:35 AM
Africa: Rwanda Again in Top 10 Investment Nations
[Independent (Kampala)] Rwanda has re-entered the Top 10 list after having just missed it the past two years, according to Rand Merchant Bank's latest 'Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018', released on Sept.18.
09/25/2017 08:34 AM
Kenya: Thousands of Online Forex Traders Face Crackdown
[Nation] Kenya's online currency traders are now required to obtain a licence from the Capital Markets Authority, (CMA) to continue in the business following the recent enactment of tough regulations governing the market.
09/25/2017 08:32 AM
East Africa: Dar Pulls Thel Plug On Non-EPZ Kenyan Goods
[Nation] Tanzania has blocked preferential access for Kenyan textile goods manufactured outside the Export Processing Zone (EPZ), citing unfair competition for its own manufacturers.
09/25/2017 08:31 AM
Kenya: Angry Kenyans Hit Out At Government After Event Cancelled
[Nation] The government on Sunday remained mum despite a backlash from Kenyans for failing to host a continental football tournament despite a promise by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013.
09/25/2017 08:19 AM
Africa: Why Kenya Lost Rights to Host 16-Nation Africa Soccer Contest
[Nation] Failure to construct five stadia and the heated political climate in the country are the main reasons Kenya was stripped of the right to host the African Nations Championships early next year.
09/25/2017 08:16 AM
Kenya: Nasa Rules Out Possibility of Sharing Power With Jubilee
[Nation] Jubilee and Nasa parties have ruled out a coalition government as an appropriate arrangement to pull the country out of the ongoing political crisis, with both sides declaring there is no room for power-sharing.
09/25/2017 08:15 AM
Somalia: Senior General Gunned Down in Mogadishu
[VOA] A senior Somali military officer was gunned down in Mogadishu Sunday evening, security sources told VOA's Somali service.
09/25/2017 07:43 AM
Africa: Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Travel From 8 Countries
[State Department] "Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens -- to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values." -- President Donald J. Trump
09/25/2017 07:07 AM
Uganda: Kayunga Hospital Renovation Delays
[Monitor] Kayunga -Anger is building up in both medical workers and patients seeking treatment at Kayunga Hospital over a delay by the government to renovate the health facility.
09/25/2017 06:47 AM
Kenya: Anti-Graft, DCI Teams to Meet On Plan to Probe Polls Officials
[Nation] A joint team of investigators from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the anti-corruption commission will on Monday meet to deliberate on how to implement the directive to investigate the electoral agency.
09/25/2017 06:45 AM
Kenya: Kenyatta, Odinga in Pledge to Accept Fresh Poll Results
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga have said they will concede defeat should they lose in the fresh presidential election set for October 26.
09/25/2017 10:08 PM
Kenya: 'Kenyatta Still Enjoys Fruits of Incumbency'
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta still enjoys executive authority, including being Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Attorney-General Githu Muigai said Friday as he downplayed fears of a constitutional crisis.
09/25/2017 10:08 PM
East Africa: Paolo Carli Appointed As the Head of MEA At Merck
[CIO] Merck has announced the appointment of Paolo Carli as Head of Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA) region for its healthcare business.
09/25/2017 02:07 PM
East Africa: AirAsia Selects Ideagen Coruson for Safety Management
[CIO] AirAsia is set to implement software from Ideagen to enhance processes around aviation safety, quality and risk management.
09/25/2017 02:06 PM
Uganda: Siemens Supports Uganda's Power Goals
[CIO] Siemens has made positive strides in collaboration with the Ugandan government and key stakeholders to identify opportunities to support some of the country's immediate and long-term energy and infrastructure ambitions.
09/25/2017 02:02 PM
Uganda: Tear Gas Rock Must As Students Protest Over 'Unfair' Examination Policy
[Monitor] Mbarara -Business at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) came to a standstill as students demonstrated over examination policy that bars them from continuing with their academic year after missing above 15 per cent of examination.
09/25/2017 01:18 PM