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Fighting deepfakes in South Africa as general election nears

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- Leanne Manas is a familiar face on South African televisions. Towards the end of 2023, the morning news presenter's face showed up somewhere else: in bogus news stories and fake ad... Read More


Museveni urges ceasefire, dialogue as Sudan officials visit Uganda

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday held talks with visiting delegates from Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council in Kampala and appealed to the warring factions in ... Read More


President Museveni urges ceasefire, dialogue to end Sudan war

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday held talks with visiting delegates from Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council in Kampala and appealed to the warring factions in ... Read More


Ethiopia imports now account for 11pc of electricity on Kenya's grid

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- Ethiopia now supplies 11 percent of the electricity consumed by Kenyans daily, growing the Horn of Africa country's stake in local power supply. Data from Kenya Power shows import... Read More


Kenya Airways and Vietnam renew codeshare agreement

Nairobi, Feb. 23 -- Kenya Airways has renewed its code-sharing agreement with Vietnam's flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines amid growing demand for air travel. Codesharing is an agreement between two or m... Read More


Why Kenya is still debt distressed despite Eurobond repayment

Nairobi, Feb. 22 -- Kenya still faces a significant risk of debt distress despite a Ksh218.53 billion ($1.5 billion) new Eurobond issue that helped to calm foreign investor jitters over the possibilit... Read More


Tanzania high court lifts ban on Zanzibar beer importers

Nairobi, Feb. 22 -- The Tanzania High Court on Thursday ruled in favour of three companies previously denied importation licenses by the Zanzibar Liquor Control Board (ZLCB), as prices of alcoholic be... Read More


Mental healthcare should be public health priority

Nairobi, Feb. 22 -- In 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that Africa is home to six of the top ten countries with the highest suicide rates. South Africa reported a suicide crisis in ... Read More


KenGen to drill geothermal wells in Tanzania

Nairobi, Feb. 21 -- Listed electricity generating company KenGen will soon sign a contract to drill three explorative wells in Tanzania, as the neighbouring nation seeks to plug into geothermal energy... Read More


South Africa to conduct national, provincial polls on May 29

Nairobi, Feb. 21 -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared May 29, 2024 as the official date for the country's upcoming general election. In this poll, the African National Congress (AN... Read More