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East Africa’s flood-hit civilians more vulnerable to COVID-19

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Nearly half a million people that are currently displaced by severe flooding across the eastern African region are at a higher risk of contracting...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

East African farmers face new outbreak of locusts amid COVID-19 outbreak

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As the world battles COVID-19, farmers in East Africa are facing another devastating outbreak, swarms of desert locusts, says the International Committee of the...
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East Africa to reap big from effective implementation of AfCFTA

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Effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) could result in welfare gains amounting to 1.8 billion U.S. dollars for East...
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The law is only as good as the regulator

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as LN100 has shown Kenya By Wanjiku Manyara, General Manager, Petroleum Institute of East Africa At the end of every regulatory process comes the regulator, the...
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Locust outbreak threatens food security in East Africa, international response urged

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by Xinhua writers Bai Lin, Bedah Mengo The locust outbreak plaguing East Africa calls for a concerted international response as the most dreaded insects...
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UN warns increasing desert locust in east Africa, calls for concerted efforts

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the desert locust breeding has continued in the Horn of Africa (HoA), causing locusts...
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Worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years threatens food security across East Africa –...

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday warned that the worst desert locust outbreak in decades has threatened the food security...

‘Ole Alo’ deserves Best African Collaboration & Best Video at 2020 VGMA – DJ...

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Top Ghanaian disc jockey, DJ Sly has reminded organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards to nominate his song “Ole Alo” for Best African...
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Think tank roots for digitization in East Africa

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A Pan African think tank on Friday urged east African countries to leverage on digitization in order to boost the productivity of their informal...
A drone sprays pesticide in a field in Duchang County of Jiujiang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 2, 2015. (Xinhua/Fu Jianbin)

East Africa to harmonize pesticide regulation to boost food safety

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The East African Community (EAC) bloc plans to harmonize member states' pesticide regulations in order to boost food safety, officials said on Thursday. ...
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Scientists call for integrated management of Prosopis weed in East Africa

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Scientists on Thursday called for an integrated management approach to help reduce the effects of Prosopis woody weed in East Africa. Led...
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Scientist says forest cover in East Africa declines due to lack of tree breeders

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Forest cover in east Africa is declining rapidly due to lack of tree breeders and seed technologists, a scientist said on Thursday. ...
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Labor mobility in East Africa to boost economic growth

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The United Nations labor agency said on Thursday that labor mobility in the East African Community (EAC) bloc will boost economic growth. ...
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East African bloc urges concerted efforts to sustain positive gains in peace, security

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Wednesday called for sustaining recent positive gains in the Horn of Africa region...

East Africa business community mourns death of Tanzanian business tycoon

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The East African Business Council (EABC) is mourning the death of Tanzania's media mogul and businessman Reginald Mengi, who died in the capital of...
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2019 AFCON Final: East Africa Grabs Four Tickets for Egypt

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There is a new wave of change sweeping across East Africa's football scene, which has seen four countries for the first time qualify for...
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East Africa seeks to harmonize insurance laws to boost financial inclusion

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The East African Community (EAC) plans to fast track the harmonization of the national insurance laws of its member states in order to boost...

Ghana Is Very Committed To Achieving The SDGs : Afrobarometer Survey

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The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), in its first report in the Afrobarometer PanAfrica Profiles Series on Round 7 results, provided an initial broad-brush...

Infrastructure Africa To Bring Together Global And Regional Infrastructure Leaders To The 7th Annual...

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Africa’s premier infrastructure event continues to grow its line-up of stellar global and regional rainmakers and policymakers who are unlocking Africa’s infrastructure opportunities and...

Daily Trust Opens Nomination For 2018 African Of The Year Award

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A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, DAILY TRUST, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2017, opened...
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Global Charity says 1.2 million have been affected by flood

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About 1.2 million people have been affected by flooding due to heavy rains pounding parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, an international charity said...
A researcher works on new medicine product at a bio-pharmaceutical enterprise based in Yantai, eastern China’s Shandong province on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by CFP)

Kenya urges regional technology, innovation policy for east Africa

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Kenya on Tuesday called on regional researchers to establish an east African regional science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. Time has come for regional researchers...
Wpid Money Growth

UN report indicates that East Africa is fast developing

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Projecting Africa's aggregate growth and domestic product (GDP) to grow at 3.5 percent in 2018, and 3.7 percent in 2019, a new UN report...
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Tanzanian officials say drought may drive cattle to neighboring countries

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Tanzanian livestock officers warned on Friday that prolonged drought in northern Tanzania could drive cattle to neighboring countries in pursuit of grazing land. They made...
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Program launched to spur commercialization of biological science in E. Africa

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A program that seeks to turn innovative ideas and technologies based on biological sciences into viable businesses in East Africa was launched on Thursday...

AfDB Rallies East Africa’s Private Sector for Stronger Partnerships

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The Bank Group’s Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department (FIRM) in collaboration with the East Africa Regional Directorate (RDGE), has concluded its first regional Business...
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East Africa’s SWIFT Messaging Flow Up By 20.1 PerCent

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Data from SWIFT shows that FIN traffic growth in East Africa has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally. In the year to date,...
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Scientists expand anti-striga seed to East Africa

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African scientists said Thursday they have expanded innovative anti-striga seed that has led to the reclamation of 20,000 hectares of arable land in Kenya...
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Al shabab insurgents outside Lido beach in the Somali capital Mogadishu, on January 28, 2016. Al Shebab killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a restaurant in the at Lido beach on January 22, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

UK saves more lives in Somalia and Ethiopia

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel today called for a new concerted global push to prevent millions of people losing their lives across East Africa...
A local resident is seen with barrels of water in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Economic growth in East Africa strong despite drought

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Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite the adverse effects of severe drought across the region, said a report by an accountancy and...