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China's central bank injected 55 billion yuan (US$8.3 billion) into the money market on Tuesday to ease a liquidity strain. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ethiopian consulate in Chongqing promotes country’s investment opportunities

The Ethiopian consulate in the Chinese city of Chongqing has recently held an event to introduce the East African country's abundant investment opportunities, an...
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Uganda arrested 60 Rwandese, Congolese nationals over illegal entry

Ugandan police on Tuesday said it has arrested 60 Rwandan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals over illegal entry into the east African...

South Sudan and FAO launch project to tackle animal disease

South Sudan's Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday launched a...
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Uganda starts clearing floating weeds on Lake Victoria

Uganda has embarked on clearing dozens of hectares of floating weeds that government says threaten hydropower generation in the East African country, a top...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO to ship test kits to Uganda as COVID-19 cases increase

The World Health Organization (WHO) is shipping COVID-19 test kits to Uganda as the virus cases in the east African country increase, Health Minister...
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Uganda’s president urges social distancing to prevent virus spread

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday called on citizens to maintain social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus after...

Uganda calls for calm after first COVID-19 case confirmed

Uganda's Ministry of Health on Sunday called for calm after the east African country had confirmed its first COVID-19 case. The patient was a 36-year-old...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Uganda launches aerial spraying of desert locusts

Uganda has launched aerial pesticide spraying to fight off an invasion of desert locusts in the northern and eastern part of the east African...
People flee clashes near the Aden international airport in Aden, Yemen, on March 25, 2015. The Shiite Houthi group took control over Aden international airport after the retreat of tribal militia on Wednesday evening, a security official told Xinhua. (Xinhua)

Recent security challenges affect timing of Ethiopia’s major national plans

Recent security challenges have led the Ethiopian government to postpone the implementation of Ethiopia's major national socioeconomic and political plan. The East African country, which...

Tanzania launches business licensing reform plan

Charles Mwijage, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, launched the plan in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam saying it was also aimed...

Tanzanian releases US$6.1 million to renovate 12 district courts

Harrison Mwakyembe, the country's Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, told the National Assembly in Dodoma that the money was released during the 2015/16...
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Uganda tightens work permit procedures in face of youth unemployment

John Byabagambi, Minister of Works and Transport said the east African country is going to restrict the entry of foreign workers especially in...
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Uganda to start motor vehicle manufacturing in 2018

A State House statement issued here on Tuesday said the government has allocated 100 acres of land to Kiira Motors Corporation to facilitate...

Chinese-built Equatorial Guinea embassy facility inaugurated in Ethiopia’s capital

The diplomatic facility with 2 buildings on an area up to 5000 sq. meters has been carried out with a total investment of 17,370,000...

Burundi expels Rwandan nationals suspected of espionage

One of the Rwandan nationals who was employed as the manager of local telecommunication operator in Burundi, which is known as 'Econet', has been...

Global report ranks Rwanda best place for mothers in East Africa

Rwanda has been ranked the best place to be a mother in the East African community, according to the annual scorecard released by Save...
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi to pick a candidate designate for presidential polls

The Burundian ruling party is to hold Saturday, at the party head office in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, its extraordinary congress to elect its...

Uganda’s electoral body issues roadmap to 2016 general elections

Uganda's Electoral Commission on Wednesday said the presidential polls to elect a new president and members of parliament in the East African country will...

Tanzania faces environmental disaster from e- waste accumulation

A new environmental report launched by the Tanzanian government on Wednesday described the growing accumulation of e-waste as a emerging environmental disaster facing people...

Uganda government halts ban on polythene bags

The Ugandan government on Wednesday suspended the ban on the manufacture and use of polythene bags, commonly known as kaveera or buveera in...

Tanzanian government to employ 30,000 new teachers

The Tanzanian government said on Monday that it will employ 31,056 primary and secondary school teachers in May to make up the shortage of...

Rwanda attaches importance to genocide memorial grounds

Twenty-one years after the genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda, citizens of the tiny East African country are divided over how to preserve the victims'...

Uganda to set up environmental courts

Uganda is to set up environmental courts to hasten the trial of the perpetrators of environmental degradation. Flavia Munaaba, minister...

Tanzania’s manufacturing industry records rapid growth

Tanzania's manufacturing industry has been growing at a pace of 9 percent annually in real terms, a country report on the manufacturing sector in...

Tanzania: Civil society urges involvement in formulating new gas policy

By Francis Tandoh ?? DAR ES SALAAM (TANZANIA), Civil society groups here Tuesday urged the government to involve the people in formulating a new gas...