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Africa:On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?
[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development.
05/24/2018 12:39 PM
Africa:French, Rwandan Leaders Pledge Cooperation on African Security
[VOA] French and Rwandan leaders vowed to work together on key African security issues Wednesday, as they sought to move forward after bitter differences over Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
05/24/2018 10:10 AM
Kenya:TEDx Goes to Kakuma Refugee Camp to Tell of Resilience, Contribution and Creativity
[allAfrica] On June 9, Kakuma Refugee Camp will host the first-ever TEDx event at a refugee camp.
05/24/2018 09:42 AM
Kenya:City Park Shooting - Husband Accuses Deceased of Cheating
[Nation] George Kirubi looks remarkably composed for a grieving widower who lost his wife to a police shooting just four days ago.
05/24/2018 07:29 AM
Kenya:The Woman Who Supplied Air to National Youth Service
[Nation] If you thought the case of Josephine Kabura - the hairdresser who confessed to lugging sacks of National Youth Service cash - was shocking, wait till you hear about Ann Wambere Wanjiku Ngirita.
05/24/2018 07:27 AM
Uganda:Govt Wants U.S$100 Million More for Defence, Land Ministry
[Monitor] Parliament -The government wants an additional Shs 377 billion to cater for classified security expenditure under the Ministry of Defence and clear outstanding debts owed to National Housing and Construction Company (NHCC) by the Ministry of Lands.
05/24/2018 06:56 AM
Uganda:Man Held for Impersonating Ruling Party Boss's Personal Assistant
[Monitor] Police are holding a 37-year-old man for allegedly claiming to be a personal assistant to Ms Justine Kasule Lumumba, the ruling National Resistance Movement party secretary general and conning unsuspecting people of their money.
05/24/2018 06:52 AM
Tanzania:Tanzania Sets U.S$306 Million for Stiegler's Gorge Hydropower Project
[Citizen] Dodoma -The Ministry of Energy has tabled its budget for 2018/19 on Thursday showing that it will spend 98.4 per cent of the Sh1.692 trillion for development projects.
05/24/2018 02:55 PM
Tanzania:Tanzanian University Launches an APP That Tracks Ebola
[Citizen] Morogoro -Morogoro Researchers at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) have come up with a digital surveillance app to empower communities report infectious diseases that they are likely to find in their areas.
05/24/2018 02:27 PM
Kenya:Witness Narrates Stephanie Moraa's Last Moments
[Nation] A 15-year-old girl on Thursday recalled the last moments of Stephanie Moraa, the girl who shot dead as she played with her friends on the balcony of their house in Mathare after last year's General Election in August.
05/24/2018 01:41 PM
Kenya:Horrific Details Emerge in the Case of Slain University Student
[Nation] New details have been revealed in the brutal death of a university student, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend.
05/24/2018 01:21 PM
Somalia:Somaliland and Puntland in Heavy Gunfight
[Nation] The armies of breakaway Somaliland and Puntland early Thursday engaged each other in heavy fighting, reports said. Both sides reportedly employed light and heavy guns near Tukaraq District, about 1,100km northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
05/24/2018 01:16 PM
Uganda:Police Fire Bullets to Disperse Mob Planning to Lynch Suspected Kidnapper
[Monitor] Business in Namutumba town was on Thursday paralyzed as police engaged in running battles with locals who wanted to lynch a suspected child kidnapper.
05/24/2018 01:09 PM
Kenya:Sonko Denies Claims That He Is Running Nairobi County From Machakos
[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has come out to refute claims that he is running the affairs of City Hall from his Mua Hills home in Machakos County.
05/24/2018 01:02 PM
Kenya:Sh1m Tyre - Top 5 Most Outrageous 'Supplies' in Season Two of NYS Scandal
[Nairobi News] Following the premiere of 'Season Two' of the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal, preliminary investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have revealed an intricate web of how several shadowy companies pocketed billions of shillings through dubious supplies.
05/24/2018 12:57 PM
Ghana/Kenya:Ghanaian Football Boss Who Mediated Wrangles in Kenyan Game Arrested
[Nairobi News] Embattled Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi was on Wednesday taken into custody by plainclothes policemen, in an operation reportedly ordered by the country's President Nana Akufo-Addo.
05/24/2018 12:56 PM
Tanzania:Govt Admits BRT Project Bus Project Blunder
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government admitted yesterday that poor supervision during execution of the Dar es Salaam bus rapid transit (BRT) project was to blame for frequent flooding at the transport network's head office.
05/24/2018 11:22 AM
Burundi:Govt Signals Readiness to Lift Ban on VOA, BBC Broadcasts
[VOA] Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media outlets.
05/24/2018 10:08 AM
South Sudan:Opposition Groups Reject Peace Proposal
[VOA] South Sudan peace talks hit a new roadblock Wednesday, as opposition groups rejected a proposed peace deal and the government said it only partially agreed with the proposal.
05/24/2018 09:56 AM
Kenya:Scientists Find Drug to Curb Malaria During Pregnancy
[Nation] Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute have come up with a safe and superior drug for preventing and managing malaria during pregnancy.
05/24/2018 09:39 AM
South Sudan:Bishop Warns Delegates Against Spoiling Peace Talks
[CISA] Addis Ababa -Bishop John Jok Chol of Akobo Diocese of South Sudan has warned delegates against spoiling peace talks cautioning politicians against making the forum a project to benefit themselves.
05/24/2018 09:26 AM
Tanzania:Tanzania Boosts Ebola Response in Border Regions
[East African] Tanzania has intensified its surveillance at all points of entry following the Ebola outbreak that has so far killed 27 people in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
05/24/2018 08:10 AM
East Africa:Microsoft, Seacom Launch New Cloud Service Targeting SMEs in East Africa
[CIO] Microsoft, in partnership with SEACOM, has launched a cloud service that will allow customers to extend their on-premises networks into the cloud without going over the public internet. The service, dubbed Azure ExpressRoute, enables customers to create private connections between datacentres and infrastructure on their premises or in a cloud environment.
05/24/2018 03:13 PM
Tanzania:Use Drones to Combat Mosquitoes, Experts Urge Campaigners
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has been urged to use drones to save money on distributing biolarvicides and spraying mosquito larvae.
05/24/2018 02:59 PM
Tanzania:Diversify Products to Build Tourist Loyalty - Economists
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Economists have suggested that tourism products be diversified, marketing be enhanced, infrastructure be improved and service costs be cut to attract visitors in Tanzania repeatedly.
05/24/2018 02:28 PM
Tanzania:Tanzania's Stiegler's Gorge Project Has a New Impact Assessment, Not the 2009 One
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Contrary to initial reports, the government has said that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Stiegler's Gorge hydroelectric project that was published in 2009 will not be used to guide the project, instead, a new assessment was done and has already been concluded.
05/24/2018 02:28 PM
Kenya:Kenyatta Unveils Nationwide Water Storage Program
[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta today unveiled government plans to implement the strategic water storage program that will increase the number of Kenyans connected to safe piped water by 9 million people by 2022.
05/24/2018 01:40 PM
Angola:Angola and Rwanda Sign Air Agreement
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan and Rwandan governments signed a civil aviation agreement Wednesday in the city of Kigali, Rwanda.
05/24/2018 01:39 PM
Tanzania:Tanzania Has Not Changed Position Over Israel and Palestine, Mahiga Insists
[Citizen] Dodoma -Tanzania has reiterated on Wednesday that its position over Israel and Palestine has not changed.
05/24/2018 01:29 PM
Kenya:Nairobi County to Get 150 Metallic Garbage Bins for Dumping
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi County Environment Department is in the process of procuring 150 metallic garbage skips to be distributed across the County.
05/24/2018 01:23 PM