Home » Archives by category » EASTERN AFRICA

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Fourteen top officials of the Kenya Power will be charged Monday morning over corruption, in a scandal involving the purchase of faulty transformers worth Sh4.5 billion. Those expected in court include current Managing Director Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, and twelve other top officials arrested over the weekend. “They will be in court, […]

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Excitement has gripped Kogelo village in Siaya County as its ‘son’ Barack Obama visits after more than a decade. The former US president has already left Kisumu airport from Nairobi and is on his way to Kogelo by road. An earlier plan to travel by helicopter has been abandoned and he should be arriving in […]

Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara

Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmara

Ethiopian Airlines disclosed that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea as of July 17 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. The flight resumption follows agreements reached in Asmara between Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam said […]

South Sudan Rebels Reject New Peace Deal

South Sudan Rebels Reject New Peace Deal

South Sudanese rebels have rejected a new peace deal that according to the government had been agreed to by both sides. The news has deflated hopes for an end to South Sudan’s nearly five-year civil war. In a statement issued Monday, the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement said a power-sharing agreement was discussed during talks […]

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about? As of today (09/07) it’s official: the war is over between long-time enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia. A document to the […]

Confusion Over South Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Agreed to By President, Rebel Leader

Confusion Over South Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Agreed to By President, Rebel Leader

Talks to reach a power-sharing deal in South Sudan have ended with conflicting accounts. Some reports have stated that rebel leader Riek Machar has agreed to return to his position as vice president. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met for peace talks in Uganda on Saturday in an attempt to […]

Ugandan MP Sylvia Rwabwogo Says Love Texts From College Student Was an Assassination Attempt

Ugandan MP Sylvia Rwabwogo Says Love Texts From College Student Was an Assassination Attempt

A Ugandan MP who cried in court while narrating her experience with a smitten young man has finally spoken out on the arrest and detention of a 25-year-old YMCA student who confessed his “too much love” for her. Brian Isiko was handed a two year prison sentence after pleading guilty of cyber harassment and offensive […]

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

Ethiopia And Eritrea Have Been In Conflict For 20 Years. Today, Their Leaders Hugged

As the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walked off the plane in Eritrea on Sunday, he smiled and gave a big hug to Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. The simple, warm gesture shocked many observers, because it happened between the leaders of two Horn of Africa countries that have been locked in a conflict for nearly […]

Air Tanzania Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Lands in d’Salaam

Air Tanzania Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Lands in d’Salaam

The much awaited Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner has landed in Tanzania at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) for the first time on Sunday. The plane touched down at the country’s major international gate way at 5.18pm from the United States of America (USA). President John Magufuli was the guest of honor who graced the event […]

Three-out-of-four South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

Three-out-of-four South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

Since South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday. “As South Sudan turns seven, a seemingly endless war continues to devastate the lives of millions of children,” said Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF’s Executive Director […]

Page 1 of 262123Next ›Last »

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone