Saturday, December 4, 2021

East Africa

Uganda sends more troops into DR Congo in anti-ADF rebel operation

By Kwanta Douglas - Uganda has moved more troops and equipment into eastern DR Congo, including armoured vehicles, witnesses at the border claimed, on the third day of an operation against the Allied Democratic Forces ADF rebel group. "At around...

Pay rights activist $99,000, African court orders Dar

By Kwanta Douglas - African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, on Thursday, ordered the Tanzanian government to pay $99,500 to a former NGO director who was wrongfully expelled from the country in 2014. Anudo Ochieng Anudo was awarded $63,500 in...

Rwanda to expand collaboration with China in technology innovation education

By Kwanta Douglas - Rwandan Minister of Education, Valentine Uwamariya, on Thursday, said the country is seeking more science and technology cooperation with China in order to boost innovation and research education. "We know that China has different industries where prototypes...

COVID-19: Kenya launches campaign to vaccinate cross-border truckers, female traders

By Kwanta Douglas - Kenya on Thursday, launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign targeting female traders and long-distance truck drivers at four border locations. The immunization campaign, which is funded by international donors and managed by Kenya Private Sector Alliance and Nairobi-based...

Mozambican president inaugurates new airport funded by China

By Kwanta Douglas - Mozambcan President, Filipe Nyusi, unveiled a provincial airport in Gaza, Mozambique's southern province, on Monday, which was funded by the Chinese government. The president spoke at the occasion, emphasizing the importance of the newly constructed airport as...

Zambia tightens COVID-19 preventive measures to avert 4th wave

By Kwanta Douglas - Zambia has launched a slew of COVID-19 prevention measures aimed at averting a spike in cases in light of a new variety found in the southern African region and an expected fourth wave. The sanctions, revealed...

Somalia Prime Minister seeks help as drought persist

By Kwanta Douglas - Somalia's Prime Minister, Hussein Roble, has urged the business community to cooperate with humanitarian measures to aid his countrymen who are suffering from the prolonged drought. "There are no words powerful enough to express my gratitude for...

Rwanda reinstates quarantine rules for visitors to combat new variant

By Kwanta Douglas - Rwanda set to impose the necessary 24-hour quarantine for all arriving travellers on Sunday, November 28, as officials work to prevent the introduction and spread of the new deadly Covid-19 type discovered in Southern Africa. The government...

Rwanda reinstates mandatory quarantine to limit new COVID-19 variant

Rwanda will reintroduce the mandatory 24-hour quarantine for incoming travellers following the detection of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa starting on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. Following confirmation of the new COVID-19 variant in...

Kagame in DRC for conference on gender violence

By Kwanta Douglas - Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday to attend a symposium on women's violence. According to the African Union website, the Men's Conference on Positive Masculinity intends to "involve men in...


Edo receives 5,619 Libya returnees in 4 years

The Edo Task Force Against Human Trafficking says it has received about 5,619 returnees from Libya enroute Europe from 2017 till date. Prof. Yinka Omoregbe,...