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Waste pickers at Kenyan dump face cancer and infertility

Waste pickers at Kenyan dump face cancer and infertility

Acrid smoke billows from the mountain of waste at the Dandora rubbish dump in Nairobi. Plastic, glass, even medical waste - it's fresh pickings for the Marabou stalks and the...

Rwanda makes biggest interest rate rise to 6pc

Rwanda makes biggest interest rate rise to 6pc

Rwanda’s central bank has raised its lending rate by 100 basis points, the biggest increase in recent years, to 6.0 percent to stem rising inflation. On Thursday, the National Bank...

South Sudan journalist Diing Magot arrested while covering protest for Voice of America

South Sudan journalist Diing Magot arrested while covering protest for Voice of America

New York, August 9, 2022 — South Sudanese authorities should immediately release journalist Diing Magot and ensure reporters covering protests and other events of public interest can work freely, the...

UAE’s Masdar signs agreement to develop 2 GW renewable energy in Tanzania

UAE’s Masdar signs agreement to develop 2 GW renewable energy in Tanzania

UAE renewable energy company Masdar has announced on Friday the signing of an agreement with the Tanzania’s Tanesco an electric supply company limited, to develop renewable energy projects with a...

Ugandan official reiterates firm adherence to one-China principle

Ugandan official reiterates firm adherence to one-China principle

KAMPALA, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region has a negative impact on China-U.S. relations and peace and stability...

Kenya launches photo exhibition to market Mount Kenya as tourism destination

Kenya launches photo exhibition to market Mount Kenya as tourism destination

NAIROBI, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Kenya has launched a month-long photo exhibition to market Mount Kenya as a prime adventure tourism destination. Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of the Ministry of...

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Tanzania, Zambia cross-border railway unlocks trade ties

Tanzania, Zambia cross-border railway unlocks trade ties

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her Zambian counterpart, Haikande Hichilema, have agreed to upgrade the cross-border railway connecting the two countries to speed up economic...

Uniting Africa under one payment system slow but steady process – Ogbalu

Uniting Africa under one payment system slow but steady process – Ogbalu

What you need to know: In July, the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) marked three years since it was launched on July 7, 2019, in Niamey, Niger. The PAPSS...

Sudan floods kill 52 people: report

Sudan floods kill 52 people: report

Torrential rains and floods kill 52, injure 25 and destroy thousands of homes in North African country, state media report. Flooding caused by torrential rains in Sudan has killed at...

Night Of Drama At Bomas As Azimio, UDA Agents Clash Over Vote Rigging Claims

Night Of Drama At Bomas As Azimio, UDA Agents Clash Over Vote Rigging Claims

Bomas of Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) national tallying center, became a location for an award-winning blockbuster movie at the wee hours of Sunday. The cast for...

Waste pickers at Kenyan dump face cancer and infertility

Waste pickers at Kenyan dump face cancer and infertility

Acrid smoke billows from the mountain of waste at the Dandora rubbish dump in Nairobi. Plastic, glass, even medical waste - it's fresh pickings for the Marabou stalks and the...

Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga ahead in presidential race

 Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga ahead in presidential race

Odinga is supported by Kenya's outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta [source: Getty] Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga led Kenya's presidential race, official election results showed on Saturday, pushing Deputy President William...

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24
Jan2021
Microsoft admits it "messed up" and cancels planned Xbox Live Gold price hike

Microsoft admits it...

This combination of file photos created on November 5, 2020 shows the PlayStation logo (top) on display on the final day of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2013; and the Xbox...

03
Feb2021
Tech CEOs including Google's Sundar, Salesforce's Marc Benioff, Microsoft's Satya Nadella congratulate outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his successor, Andy Jassy

Tech CEOs including...

Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 2021, the company announced on January 3. CEOs are taking to Twitter to send their congratulations to both Bezos and his success...

08
Feb2021
Kenyan Woman’s Startup Recycles Plastic Waste into Bricks That Are 5x Stronger Than Concrete

Kenyan Woman’s Start...

Photo UNEP/YouTube An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing bricks from recycled plastic. Nzambi Matee says she was “tired of being on the sidelines” while civil servants struggled...

22
Feb2021
Nigeria’s ‘Techpreneurs’ Are Using Technology To Provide Life-Changing Solutions To Everyday Problems

Nigeria’s ‘Techprene...

As recently as 10 years ago, Africa’s technology industry was sparse. But as a result of advancements in mobile phone technology as well as better internet connections, the continent has transformed — unearthing countles...

Travel

24
Jan2021
New findings of early man at tourist site Olduvai Gorge

New findings of early man...

An international team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists has discovered a large collection of two million years old stone tools, fossilized bones, and plant materials at the Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania. N...

29
Jan2021
UK travel ban extended to United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda

UK travel ban extended to...

File photo: Tourists have still flocked to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Picture PA The UK's travel ban has been extended to include United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda, with British nationals returning from those co...

04
Mar2021
South Sudan suspends airline after plane crash

South Sudan suspends airl...

Photo Anadolu Agency South Sudan's president on Wednesday suspended the operation of South Supreme Airlines, the company owning the plane that crashed in the Pieri Town on Tuesday evening, an official statement said. “As...

05
Mar2021
Kenya's SGR night train unites families as it gains popularity with travelers

Kenya's SGR night train u...

NAIROBI, March 4 (Xinhua) -- For the last two months, a government worker George Agutu, who works in Mombasa, Kenya's coastal city, has traveled to the capital Nairobi every weekend to be with his family. However, befor...

Health

14
Aug2022
Waste pickers at Kenyan dump face cancer and infertility

Waste pickers at Kenyan dump f...

Acrid smoke billows from the mountain of waste at the Dandora rubbish dump in Nairobi. Plastic, glass, even medical waste - it's fresh pickings for the Marabou stalks and the people scavenging t...

21
Jul2022
CERF allocates $1 million to the Rift Valley fever response in Burundi

CERF allocates $1 million to t...

(Bujumbura, 20 July 2022) United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths released a US$1 million contribution from the Central...

06
Jul2022

East Africa’s Attempt to Impro...

A Bill that aims to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in six East African countries faces a tough uphill battle to approval, with opposition from cons...

04
Jul2022
Kenya signs treaty to establish African medicines agency

Kenya signs treaty to establis...

Kenya has become the latest member state of the continental body-Africa Union-to ratify a Treaty that will pave way for the establishment of an African Medicines Agency (AMA). The specialized ag...

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Microsoft admits it...

This combination of file photos created on November 5, 2020 shows the PlayStation logo (top) on dis...

03
Feb2021

Tech CEOs including...

Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 2021, th...

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Feb2021

Kenyan Woman’s Start...

Photo UNEP/YouTube An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing...

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Feb2021

Nigeria’s ‘Techprene...

As recently as 10 years ago, Africa’s technology industry was sparse. But as a result of advancement...

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