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    Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

    Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

    12 Apr 2021

    2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit to be held online for free

    The 2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit will be held online for free via from 22-24 February.

    19 Feb 2021

    Private sector investment key in bridging Africa's housing gap

    The Africa Investment Conference will explore how inclusive, sustainable and resilient investment can serve to help countries across the continent...

    18 Jan 2021

    WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa

    The new agreement marks a step towards competitive, gender-equitable, and sustainable commercial aquaculture and fisheries management in the Lake Victoria Basin, bordered by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda...

    13 Jan 2021

    Charting a course beyond the pandemic for the East African property industry

    East Africa has long been a challenging region for property developers to operate in, and not as buoyant as other markets...

    By Matthew Renshaw 6 Oct 2020

    Decolonising peace journalism - and putting it to work in East Africa

    Conflict resolution is a recurrent theme in East Africa. This has prompted the need for innovative ways to create lasting consensus in the region as well as across the continent...

    By Fredrick Ogenga 9 Jun 2020

    Sokowatch e-voucher scheme delivers relief to Kenya's vulnerable

    East African startup Sokowatch has launched an e-voucher scheme to help ensure that essential food and goods are available, free of charge, to vulnerable families...

    5 Jun 2020

    FAO scales up emergency response against locust upsurge in East Africa

    Swarms continue to pour into Kenya from Ethiopia and Somalia and are rapidly spreading to the centre of the country...

    22 Jan 2020

    What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

    East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

    By Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

    Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editor

    The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely...

    21 Nov 2019

    East African Photography Award

    Canon and Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) pursue and strengthen their partnership...

    5 Nov 2019

    Somaliland police raid Horyaal 24 TV offices

    Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately free Mohamed Osman Mireh and allow Horyaal 24 TV to broadcast freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

    11 Sep 2019

    East Africa Got Talent available on Clouds TV, Citizen TV, NBS

    East Africa's Got Talent, a talent show competition which is part of the Got Talent franchise owned by Simon Cowell, launched last weekend with a live screening at the Coca Cola headquarters...

    15 Aug 2019

    Somaliland bans two privately owned TV stations

    Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately lift an indefinite ban on two privately owned television stations...

    1 Jul 2019

    Somaliland journalist injured during arrest, jailed without charge

    Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately release television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed, also known as Tungub...

    22 May 2019

    Meltwater announces agreement to acquire Klear

    Meltwater has announced an agreement to acquire leading social influencer marketing company Klear for $17.8m in a combination of cash and earn-out...

    Issued by Meltwater 7 May 2021

    Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine files election challenge in court

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine filed a legal challenge in the country's supreme court on Monday seeking cancellation of the results of last month's presidential election that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, his party's lawyer said...

    1 Feb 2021

    EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in Africa

    The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

    9 Jul 2020

    FBW Group drives forward trade in East Africa

    FBW Group is playing its part in the drive to transform East Africa's logistics sector and boost trade opportunities...

    12 Jul 2019

    Seacom gets grant to explore fibre in East Africa

    The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Pan-African service provider, Seacom, for a feasibility study to evaluate the market for fibre telecommunications services...

    28 Jun 2019

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