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We need Ethiopia's boldness or Congo's desperation to innovate

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- Almost three decades ago, when I was the Kampala bureau chief of The EastAfrican, I always had the luxury of working from home on Saturday up to midnight, while my boss in Nairobi ... Read More


Shock as World Marathon record holder Kiptum, coach die in road accident

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- World Marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his Rwandan coach Garvais Hakizimana died Sunday night in a road accident in Kaptagat in the Rift Valley, Kenyan police confirmed. T... Read More


Tanzania doubles stake in French-operated gas field

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- Reciprocal State visits between President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in recent months, have begun to bear fruit with last weekend's formalisatio... Read More


We are trapped in the treadmill of Kanu oligarchy

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- The explosion at a gas plant in a poor residential area in Embakasi, Nairobi killed six people and injured hundreds of others. Many of these injuries are life-altering. The explos... Read More


Why inaction could raise cancer deaths in Africa to 1m per year

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- Cancer-related deaths in Africa could nearly double within the next six years if immediate measures are not taken. Describing the cancer situation in Africa as distressing, the Wo... Read More


Calls for regional action rise as Senegal crisis escalates

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- Regional bodies - the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) - have come under increasing pressure to take responsibility and deal with the escala... Read More


Rwandans in I&M Bank fraud case sue State over detention

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- More than 150 Rwandans have sued their government for arrest and detention last January over alleged card fraud and money laundering involving $8,186,597. In the suit filed before... Read More


Somalia close to formalise EAC membership

Nairobi, Feb. 12 -- Somalia has moved a step closer to ratifying its admission to the East African Community (EAC), paving the way for local legislative authorities to formalise laws that will make it... Read More


Uganda orders airlines to reject uncustomed gold

Nairobi, Feb. 11 -- Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has written to airlines operating in Uganda to reject gold shipments from the country if the exporters do not show proof of clearance of all payments... Read More


Our ruling politicians seriously lack consistency: Look at Sall

Nairobi, Feb. 11 -- One of the major problems bedevilling the African governance mosaic is the lack of consistency, even in those countries where one could have thought a solid culture of governance h... Read More