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Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenyan Prime Minister who is also Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has tested positive for Covid-19. Odinga’s personal physician Dr.  David Oluoch-Olunya in a statement released on Thursday evening confirmed the positive results. “We have confirmed Odinga has SARs-2 Covid-19 He is responding well to treatment he is receiving at the Nairobi hospital […]

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

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 […]

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

Preparations for the extraordinary heads of state East African Community (EAC) summit have been concluded, with leaders expected to convene in Arusha on February 27. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, on Monday confirmed the summit, saying leaders are now discussing whether it will held virtually or physically owing […]

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda’s ministry of agriculture has announced that it is on high alert over an eminent threat of desert locusts that have invaded the East African Region especially the neighboring Kenya. The revelation was made on Friday by Aggrey Bagiire, the State Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries during a press briefing at the Ugandan […]

Uganda, Kenya hold talks on oil and gas sharing

Uganda, Kenya hold talks on oil and gas sharing

Uganda National Oil Company has held talks with Kenya National Oil Company and Kenya Pipeline Company on how the two countries can benefit from oil and gas discoveries. In the talk session hosted by the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOC) , the companies shared experiences and ways of maximizing the benefits that come with […]

Bobi Wine reveals he has no problem with being friends with president Museveni

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Hon.  Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has revealed that he can actually be friends with President Yoweri Museveni if he upholds the will of Ugandans. Bobi Wine said this during his interview with Jeff Koinange and Babu Owino on Citizen Television in Kenya on Wednesday night. “Do you see […]

Melania Trump in Kenya, visits baby elephants

On third day of solo tour of Africa, US First Lady Melania Trump has enjoyed carrying baby elephants on a safari in Kenya. The first lady fed one of the baby elephants with bottled formula at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. Mrs.Trump is in Africa for first solo trip to four countries which […]

Melania Trump visits Ghana slave fort on first Africa tour

Melania Trump visits Ghana slave fort on first Africa tour

As announced,  US First Lady Melania Trump arrived on Tuesday in Ghana for the first session of her solo trip to Africa. On her second day in Ghana, the first lady has decided to visit a former slave fort in Ghana. At Cape Coast Castle in the 17th Century  slaves were stripped naked before being taken to […]

Uganda may incur extra costs for In oil refinery construction

Uganda may incur extra costs for In oil refinery construction

The Uganda oil sector is likely to spend quite more money than the anticipated $4 billion for the construction of the Hoima-based oil refinery following the failure of the East African Community to buy the whole part of the share it was allocated. Although Total SA has taken up a total share of  10 per cent […]

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