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Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi has joined Kenya in banning the importation of maize grain and flour imports for the next six months. In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday, March 8, 2021, indicated that the maize they recently imported was “not good” and could affect people’s health. “While this grain and flour is […]

Longest lunar eclipse to happen this weekend;Uganda one of best destinations to watch it from

Longest lunar eclipse to happen this weekend;Uganda one of best destinations to watch it from

The longest lunar eclipse of the century (so far) will take place across Friday night and Saturday morning as the moon is totally eclipsed by the Earth for one hour and 43 minutes. In Uganda, It is estimated to begin at 08:14pm to 11: 21pm Kampala being the best location to watch it from. During this time, […]

Budama West North MP asks government to investigate delay by Kenya to extend SGR to Malaba

Budama West North MP asks government to investigate delay by Kenya to extend SGR to Malaba

Okoth said that the delay could be the intention to sabotage Uganda to join the SGR in Kenya quickly when the Uganda’s SGR reaches malaba after  the Exim bank gets the funds for this project. Kenya’s standard gauge Railway was built from Mombasa to Nairobi and its second phase is to stop at Kisumu leaving […]

Drought pushes food prices up in Eastern Africa as livestock prices fall

Drought pushes food prices up in Eastern Africa as livestock prices fall

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has raised an alarm over the current ravaging d rought throughout East Africa that has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the […]

Communities for the future

Communities for the future

Everyone grows up dreaming of a better life than they have; a better situation; a better future. For children born and raised in East African slums this too is a dream they have. Residents of Kibera slum, Nairobi, hope for and hold on to these dreams; for them, their dream is just across the road […]

Fifa World Rankings: Uganda tops East Africa,Kenya drop and Cote D’Ivoire best in Africa

Fifa World Rankings: Uganda tops East Africa,Kenya drop and Cote D’Ivoire best in Africa

Uganda is the best ranked country in the East African region with neighbours Kenya dropping in the latest Fifa world rankings released on 15th September 2016. This comes after Uganda ended a 38-year wait by qualifying to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as one of two best placed runners-up. Uganda cranes coach Milutin […]

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

The African Green Revolution Forum that has been running from 5th September and will end on 9th September attracted major players in the region with Presidents Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyata present. The forum prides itself in laying foundations for a renaissance in Africa’s agriculture, one powered by the enormous progress increasingly evident in farmers […]

MPs call on government & EALA to stop the killing and torture of Ugandans in Sudan

MPs call on government & EALA to stop the killing and torture of Ugandans in Sudan

Members of parliament have called upon the leadership of Uganda and members of the  East African states to task South Sudan leadership to prevail over  its citizens to stop killing and torturing Ugandans in Sudan. Thiw was while speaking during a training induction by the institute of parliamentary studies which was chaired by MPs from East Africa Legislative Assembly […]

Drivers call for more Yellow fever vaccination centers

Drivers call for more Yellow fever vaccination centers

Drivers under their umbrella organization Uganda transport alliance are calling upon the East Africa legislative assembly to create more yellow fever vaccination centers to ease their work while they are travelling in the east African region. The drivers say they face difficulties because there is only one vaccination center at KCCA. They are also complaining of the charges […]

Rwanda ranked most prosperous country in East Africa

Rwanda ranked most prosperous country in East Africa

The Republic of Rwanda has been ranked as the most prosperous in the East African region. Legatum Institute yesterday June 1st 2016 launched their 2016 Africa prosperity Report. An international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity, the institute researches core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy. The report released considered eight economic and […]

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