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East Africa News aggregated from different sources, including Ugandan, Kenyan, Tanzanian, Ethiopian, Eritrean, South Sudanese, Rwandan, Burundi newspapers.

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  • Uganda: Striking Taxi Operators, Police Clash
    on 23/03/2019 at 14:05

    [Monitor] Entebbe -Police in Entebbe fired live bullets and teargas canisters to disperse angry taxi operators in Kitooro Taxi Park protesting against payment of Shs6, 000 to the operators association per route. […]

  • Malawi: Tanzania Donates Relief Items After Cyclone Idai
    on 23/03/2019 at 14:02

    [Nyasa Times] Just as the old adage says the United Republic of Tanzania has shown it is a friend in need is a friend indeed by donating 200 metric tons of maize and a truck load of medical supplies on Friday to the people that have been affected by natural disaster caused by heavy rains in the southern part of Malawi. […]

  • Tanzania: Lugalo Open Pushed to Mid April
    on 23/03/2019 at 14:01

    [Daily News] LUGALO Golf Open 2019 championship that was due to tee off at the end of this month has been postponed. Organised by Tanzania People's Defense Forces (TPDF), Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam, the annual Championship was expected to tee off from March 30th to April 1st at the par 72 course. […]

  • Tanzania: Mwakinyo Vows to Floor Argentinian Boxer
    on 23/03/2019 at 14:00

    [Daily News] The stage is set in Nairobi, Kenya today where Tanzanian professional boxer Hassan Mwakinyo takes on Sergio Gonzalez from Argentina in an international bout. […]

  • Kenya: Kibabii University Closed Indefinitely As Students Riot
    on 23/03/2019 at 14:00

    [Nation] Kibabii University has been closed indefinitely following chaos that erupted in the school on Friday night and dragged on to Saturday morning. […]

  • Kenya: William Ruto Asks Warring Jubilee Faction to Call It Quits
    on 23/03/2019 at 13:59

    [Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has on Saturday called for a truce between the two warring Jubilee Party factions, urging them to shun politics based on ethnicity and regions. […]

  • Uganda: Conservationists Walk 470 Kilometres to Save Zoka Forest
    on 23/03/2019 at 13:11

    [Monitor] Most people find walking a tiresome exercise and avoid it as much as possible. However, for 12 people belonging to a conservation group known as Friends of Zoka, the group chose to walk a journey of 470 kilometres from Kampala to Zoka Forest in Adjumani District in a drive aimed at creating awareness of the plight of the forest. Zoka is the only natural forest found along the swath of the Albertine region. It is home to 75 per cent of the world's insect and bird species. Zoka Forest that covers 1,259 hecta […]

  • Uganda: If Water Is Life, We Should Protect It
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:44

    [Monitor] Water is life. This is not just a bumper-sticker statement. Water affects almost every facet of our lives, whether we know it or not. The entire week, water issues have been highlighted in several fora in the run up to Water Day (March 22) celebrations. […]

  • Uganda: Schools Adopt Play-Based Teaching to Improve Learning Among Children
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:43

    [Monitor] At the start of this year, Ms Sajitha Bashir, the World Bank education practice manager for Eastern Africa, presented a report entitled Facing Forward: Schooling for Learning in Africa to the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni. […]

  • Uganda: Sole Candidacy Is a Travesty of Democracy
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:42

    [Monitor] Democracy rests on the critical pillar of competition. Without open competition, you cannot have democracy. Democracy is the struggle for the people's vote. Therefore, the idea that an incumbent ruler can be declared the 'sole candidate' for his party is fundamentally undemocratic. It is a travesty of the very idea of democracy. Yet this is what has become of Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and its three-decade long ruler, Mr Museveni - the Sabalwanyi. […]

  • Uganda: University in Fundraising Drive to Construct U.S.$317,600 Toilets
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:41

    [Monitor] Entebbe -One of the top private universities in Uganda has embarked on a fundraising drive to construct Shs32 million toilets for the female students. […]

  • Kenya: Bhang Worth U.S.$14,800 Seized After Accident
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:28

    [Nation] Police seized bhang with a street value of Sh1.5 million following an accident on Naivasha-Nairobi highway on Saturday. […]

  • Sudan/Kenya: CAF Picks Officials for Kenya-Sudan Olympics Qualifier
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:20

    [Nation] Madagascan officials have been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to handle the 2019 Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations second round qualifier pitting Emerging Stars against Sudan slated for Tuesday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. […]

  • Somalia: Gunmen Storm Govt Building After Suicide Car Bombing
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:19

    [Dalsan Radio] Two Car bomb explosion followed by intense gunfire has taken place in Shangani district of Mogadishu […]

  • Somalia: Mogadishu Engineer Killed in Car Blast
    on 23/03/2019 at 11:13

    [Dalsan Radio] A young engineered who had just returned to Mogadishu with hopes in rebuilding the country has been killed in a car bomb. […]

  • Kenya: Possible Reasons You Keep Falling for the Wrong Men
    on 22/03/2019 at 12:22

    [Capital FM] Dear lady, you see yourself as a good woman but you wonder why you keep attracting the wrong men. Below could be possible reasons why […]

  • Kenya: Emotional Scenes as Body of Kenyan Doctor Who Died in Cuba Arrives Home
    on 22/03/2019 at 12:10

    [Capital FM] Mombasa -Emotions ran high as the plane carrying the remains of a Kenyan doctor who died in Cuba on Sunday touched down Friday at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa. […]

  • Uganda: Museveni Hails 'Reliable Partner' China for Isimba Dam
    on 22/03/2019 at 11:57

    [Observer] President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the government of China for being a 'reliable development partner' for Uganda in particular, and Africa as whole. Museveni said this while commissioning the 183MW Isimba hydro-electric power plant in Kayunga district yesterday. Museveni switched on the four turbines of the 183MW dam amidst cheers from high profile dignitaries from both countries who accompanied him. […]

  • Uganda: Poverty Levels Double, Survey Shows
    on 22/03/2019 at 11:20

    [Monitor] Kampala -A latest survey shows that poverty levels among Ugandans more than doubled last year. […]

  • Kenya: Somalia, Kenya Headed Back to Court After Failed Mediation Over Oil Blocks
    on 22/03/2019 at 09:52

    [Dalsan Radio] President Farmajo and Uhuru Kenyatta. The two have failed to agree on the location of oil blocks […]

  • Kenya: Govt Dilly-Dallies On Sex Education As Other Countries Reap the Benefits
    on 22/03/2019 at 09:30

    [Nation] Countries where comprehensive sex education (CSE) is taught have the lowest teen pregnancy rates. […]

  • Kenya: Kenyan Doctor Who Died in Cuba to Be Buried in Mombasa
    on 22/03/2019 at 09:29

    [Nation] The body of a Kenyan doctor who allegedly committed suicide due to frustrations in Cuba has arrived at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa. […]

  • Uganda: Trial of Activist Stella Nyanzi a True Test of Freedom of Expression in Uganda
    on 22/03/2019 at 09:27

    [RFI] The trial of Ugandan Dr Stella Nyanzi, an outspoken feminist, LGBTIQ activist and medical anthropologist, is underway after its opening on Wedneday in Kampala. […]

  • Comoros: Opposition Holds Breath Ahead of Comoros Presidential Polls
    on 22/03/2019 at 09:27

    [RFI] Campaigning wraps up on Friday for elections in Comoros with President Azali Assoumani looking to secure another term in office against 11 opposition contenders. Sunday's polls are the first under a controversial new constitution potentially enabling Azali to remain in power until 2029. […]

  • Kenya: 12 killed in Kikopey Road Crash
    on 22/03/2019 at 09:20

    [Nation] Twelve people have been killed after a truck and a 2NK shuttle collided at Kikopey on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. […]

  • Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta Suspends His Social Media Accounts
    on 22/03/2019 at 08:23

    [Nation] You will not be able to follow, like or comment on President Kenyatta's social media accounts, at least for now. […]

  • Ethiopia: Survivor Recounts New Zealand Mosque Attacks
    on 22/03/2019 at 08:18

    [VOA] Abdulkadir Ababora was sitting in the front row of a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week when a 28-year-old Australian gunman opened fire during Friday prayers. […]

  • Ethiopia: Boeing Charged Extra for Safety Features - Report
    on 22/03/2019 at 07:57

    [allAfrica] Cape Town -The New York Times is reporting that the downed Ethiopian and Indonesian 737 MAX jets may have lacked "two notable safety features" - because manufacturer Boeing charges extra for them. […]

  • Rwanda: RwandAir to Launch Direct Flights to Kinshasa
    on 22/03/2019 at 07:11

    [New Times] National Carrier RwandAir is set to launch direct flights from Kigali International Airport to the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) capital Kinshasa. […]

  • Kenya: Crash Victims' Families Seek State Help on Compensation
    on 22/03/2019 at 06:33

    [Nation] Families of the victims of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 Boeing 737 Max jet have asked the government to make their lives easier as they mourn their loved ones. […]



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