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Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenyan wildlife conservationist decries environmental degradation

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Kenyan wildlife conservationist on Friday denounced environmental degradation in the East African country. Paula Kahumbu, chief executive officer of WildlifeDirect, attributed the...
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Kenya, Germany launch project to support vocational training

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Kenya on Thursday announced partnership with Germany to launch a 304- million-Kenyan shilling (about 3 million U.S. dollars) fund to support vocational training in...
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Uganda: UNHCR to Check Deforestation by Planting 20 Million Trees

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The UN refugee agency in Uganda on Wednesday said it plans to plant 20 million trees this year to plug the deforestation by refugees...
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Africa’s Tourism’s Prominence Moves Up

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The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due...
livestock

East African block calls for qualified livestock quarantines to increase export revenue

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Monday called on its East African member countries to strengthen quality livestock trade by setting up modernized...
open coconuts

Better times ahead for Kenya’s coconut farmers as hybrid seeds launched

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Farmers in the Coastal region of Kenya are set for better times following the launch of hybrid coconut varieties after years of relying on...
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Francophone lawmakers’ association visits Burundi

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Delegates of the International Association of French-Speaking Parliamentarians (APF) Monday started a two-day visit in Burundi to eyewitness the east African country's situation to...

Nation Builders Corps To Increase Gov’t Burden

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Dr Eric Osei-Assibey, an Economist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, says government should find more pragmatic approach to solving graduate unemployment,...
New East Africa Railway

East African business council calls for level playing field

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The East African Business Council (EABC) on Tuesday called upon East African Community (EAC) partner states to improve business environment for investors in a...
Kenyan university

Agony for Kenyan university students as lecturers strike

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A week ago, Vincent Odour, a bachelor of commerce student at a Kenyan university, went home after the institution closed for 10 days over...
Burundian women

Burundian ministers analyze report on amending constitution

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An extraordinary meeting of the Burundian council of ministers Tuesday analyzed a report containing suggestions for the amendment of the east African country's 2005...

Ethiopian PM blames provocative social media users for disseminating hatred contents

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday warned social media users over unlawful and provocative actions for disseminating hatred information that targets peoples in...
maize

Ban on Tanzania maize exports will not be lifted

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Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said that the East African country will not lift a recent ban on maize exports. "Spot...

African Film Makers To Be Awarded In Zanzibar

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The 20th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival will provide a host of opportunities for filmmakers, and in particular African filmmakers. With new...
economy

Russian business Leaders To Explore Ghana’s Economy

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Leaders of Russian business and industries hope to strike corporate deals with local Ghanaian partners and strengthen economic cooperation in the region during Russian-African...
climate change

Uganda braces for tough times as climate change bites

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As experts meet in Morocco this week for the UN Climate Change summit, the East African country said climate change has worsened its food...

EALA members urged to lead efforts of regional industrialization

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Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein made the call when delivering his commencement speech at the 2nd meeting of the 5th session of the 3rd...
Tanzania

Zanzibar to host key East African regional meet

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This is the first time for the Zanzibar archipelago to host the EALA as part of its rotational principle which serves as the second...

Kenyan lawmakers commend Burundi’s improving security situation

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"We have been here (in Burundi) for about a week. We talked to the government and common people in the Burundian capital Bujumbura. We...
Japan's big firms plan to boost their capital expenditure in the coming months?

KIA Motors signs local assembly partnership with Ethiopian firm

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The partnership agreement enables assembly of KIA Motors vehicles in Ethiopia at a plant, which lies at 30,000 square meter in Adama town about...

Burundi’s VP launches 4th branch of human rights commission

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"The human rights protection or promotion is a business of the government. That is why Burundi sets up the National Independent Human Rights Commission...

East African supporters encourage geothermal investments for subregion

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The meeting, the first of its kind, was held earlier this week at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. It aimed...
Kenyan

May 26 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Kenya's super rich now control more than two-thirds of the East African nation's 62 billion U.S. dollars economy, a report by the New...
Tanzania

Tanzania’s Tanga port to acquire new equipment

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Of late, Tanga port has gained prominence following the proposed Tanzania-Uganda pipeline and the Tanzania-Rwanda railway line. Henry Alika, Tanga port master,...
coffee beans

Burundi’s stakeholders meet to revitalize coffee sector

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Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore and Agriculture and Livestock Minister Deo Guide Rurema participated in the meeting held Wednesday. "One of the...

April 23 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Church leaders call for the disbandment of the electoral commission and reconstitution of the Supreme Court to ensure free and fair elections next...
work permit

Uganda tightens work permit procedures in face of youth unemployment

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John Byabagambi, Minister of Works and Transport said the east African country is going to restrict the entry of foreign workers especially in...

AU sends top level panel to help Burundi settle crisis

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The five African leaders include four presidents namely South Africa' Jacob Zuma, Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Senegal's Macky Sall and Gabon's Ali Bongo...
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Scientist say Kenya has not recorded any case of Zika

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Rosemary Sang, the Chief Virologist at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) told reporters in Nairobi the East African nation is yet to record a...
Economic Africa

East African economies likely to outperform rest of Africa in 2016

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PineBridge Investments East Africa Senior Investment Manager, Edward Gitahi, told a media briefing in Nairobi on Tuesday that East Africa has been less impacted...