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Tanzania: Akiba Bank, Malawi Lender Transact Sh17 Billion in Merger

Dar es Salaam — Akiba Commercial Bank (ACB) has received Sh17 billion strategic investments from the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) in a merger that was concluded last month. Through the investment, ACB has strengthened its capital base to meet requirements of the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) for operations of commercial banks in the country. […]

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Uganda: What to Expect At Bobi Wine Petition Hearing Today

By Ephraim Kasozi The Supreme Court will reconvene this morning to hear an application in which the runner-up in the January 14 presidential elections, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, seeks to formally withdraw the petition against president-elect, Yoweri Museveni. Today’s hearing takes place after the withdrawal notice was on Monday published in the government […]

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Tanzania: Tec to Tanzanians – Protect Yourselves Against Coronavirus

Dar es Salaam — The Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) yesterday urged Tanzanians to step up aggressive control measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The precautionary message was issued by TEC’s secretary-general, Dr Charles Kitima, at a press conference in Dar es Salaam. “We must accept there is a problem and take all precautionary […]

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Uganda: Museveni Meets Top Security Commanders

President Museveni on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with his top army and police commanders at State House Entebbe to discuss the security situation in the country. The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, did not give details of the meeting but according to sources, the President thanked the service commanders, division commanders, commanders of motorised […]

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Uganda: Sudan Leader Visits Museveni

President Museveni yesterday received the chairman of the Transitional Military Council of the Republic of Sudan, Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who paid a courtesy call on him at State House Entebbe. Gen Fattah, who is the current chairman of the regional body Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), is also the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council […]

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Ethiopia: Uncompromised Sovereignty – Ethiopia’s Firm Stance

According to the UN, sovereignty of any nation serves as the guiding principle of international relations. It promotes that the nations ought to be strong and independent as well as sovereign to promote security, prosperity, and peace for themselves and for the world. Interestingly, this fundamental principle remains to be Ethiopian’s standard to refute unnecessary […]

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Ethiopia: Conserving the Habitats of Ethiopia’s Wildlife

The habitat of the wildlife in Ethiopia can be described as being badly degraded. This is due to serious threats from cattle that traverse the land, recurrent fire, shortage of seasonal water and unsustainable utilization of resources. Added to these dangers are agricultural expansion, hunting, human-wildlife encounter, conflict of interest over resource utilization between communities, […]

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Ethiopia: Pairing the Media With Elections

What would the world look like without the existence of the media? Can you imagine it? What would the world look like without the radio, TV, newspapers and other media products? The importance of the media has been reiterated in innumerable occasions ever since its introduction and its penetration and spread in society. The importance […]

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Kenya: Chaos, Violence and Teargas Mar By-Elections

Violence has erupted in some parts of the country, as voters cast their ballots in seven electoral areas. Police skirmished with UDA supporters in Kisii following the arrest of Moses Nyandusi Nyakeremba, who is contesting in the Kiamokama by-election. In Kakamega County, former Sports CS Rashid Echesa was caught on video slapping an IEBC official […]

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Kenya: Ruto to MPs – Save Us From BBI As Bill Heads to Parliament

Deputy President William Ruto has asked MPs to remove contentious issues in the Constitution (Amendment) Bill that is to be taken to both Houses today. But that will not be possible as Parliament has to pass it as it is or reject it in toto. Once a constitutional amendment bill has been passed by a […]

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Africa: UN Will Need Support of African States in Tigray Conflict, Says Leading Analyst

The UN Security Council is expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in the northern Tigray region on Thursday. But a sense of intransigence amongst African countries towards taking a stronger stance on Ethiopia has so far thwarted efforts to stop a war backed by Eritrea, warns a leading expert on the region. “I think it’s […]

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Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Hairdresser Rebuilding the Lives of Sex Workers and Migrants

Addis Ababa — “Many of my clients are sex workers. Usually, they don’t talk freely about their job because it’s a taboo. But when they come here, they tell their stories.” Yenenesh Tilahun was 22 years old when she left Ethiopia in search of a better-paid job to support her family. She first worked on […]

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South Sudan’s Transition From Conflict to Recovery ‘Inching Forward’ – UN Envoy

South Sudan’s transformation from conflict to recovery is underway, but much needs to be done before securing “a peaceful and prosperous future”, the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. “Because of the collective efforts of so many… South Sudan is in a better state”, the head of the UN […]

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South Sudan: At Least 11 People Killed in Plane Crash

A commercial plane in South Sudan’s Jonglei State has left at least 11 people dead, according to eyewitnesses. In an exclusive interview with Nation.Africa via mobile phone on Wednesday, a humanitarian worker in Pieri Town of Uror County revealed that a commercial plane set for Juba crashed while taking off at 5pm on Tuesday. “The […]

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Ethiopia: Govt Urges U.S. ‘Not to Meddle’ in Its Internal Affairs

The Ethiopian government on Tuesday called on the United States to stop interfering with the country’s internal affairs. Addis Ababa’s call comes one day after the US government urged Eritrean and Ethiopia’s Amhara regional forces to immediately withdraw from conflict-hit Tigray. “The immediate withdrawal of Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces from Tigray are essential […]

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Kenya: Politicians Grab Vaccine Meant for Frontline Medics

The elite, including politicians, Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries, have been placed on the priority list to receive the Covid-19 vaccine expected in the country tomorrow. It emerged President Uhuru Kenyatta and senior government officials including CSs, PSs and politicians are lined up among the first people to be vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus. The […]

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Uganda: Afrobasket Qualifiers – FIBA Sets Date for Uganda’s Postponed Games

Uganda’s Afro-basketball qualifiers which were postponed by FIBA due to health-related reasons will now be played between June 15 and July 15 at a venue yet to be determined. Matches involving Silverbacks were postponed after it was reported that Uganda’s camp had several positive tests for Covid-19. The five members of the Uganda delegation tested […]

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Kenya: Larry Madowo in Self-Quarantine

BBC journalist Larry Madowo will be missing from the anchor’s chair for a week after he decided to self-quarantine. He said he’d decided to take the coronavirus test after someone from his crew tested positive. “I’m in quarantine for the first time since I started traveling across America to report the news. Someone on my […]