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Social media persecution in Tanzania

Freedom of expression online is under attack in Tanzania as the government abuses legal and judicial processes to suppress critical voices on the internet, in violation of regional and international human rights standards, according to media watchdog, the African Freedom of Expression Exchange.

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Air Travel: East Africa rising

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by analysing 14 million booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year.

1 day ago

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Five million Somalis now food insecure

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Five million Somalis - more than 40% of the country's population - do not have sufficient food, according to a new assessment report released this past week in Mogadishu.

1 day ago

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Sudan needs swift reforms to revive ailing economy: World Bank

KHARTOUM, Sudan - The World Bank on Sunday urged Sudan to undertake swift structural reforms to revive its ailing economy, which a top Sudanese official insisted had been adversely impacted by US trade sanctions.

2 days ago

Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'
Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'

Scandinavian company, Grundfos, have come with a solution that will improve access and payments for drinking water. The collaboration ensures easy connection of mobile wallet providers and water service providers, to simplify access for the end consumer.

23 Sep 2016

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Janet Museveni and Sicily Kariuki of Kenya.
Kenya's 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' campaign

Kenya's government has pledged to support the newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women's 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' campaign.

23 Sep 2016

H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Professor Anna Tibaijuka.
Tanzanian Professor wins sustainable development award

Former executive director of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN HABITAT, Professor Anna Tibaijuka, has been awarded the 'His Royal Highness H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development', becoming the first woman to receive the award now in its third anniversary.

23 Sep 2016

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Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Preparations are underway for the fourth Agribusiness Congress East Africa conference that is taking place in Kampala from 29-30 November 2016. It is the first time that the event is taking place in Uganda.

22 Sep 2016

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New UK visa application centre for Mombasa

NAIROBI, Kenya - UK Visas and Immigration's global commercial partner for UK visa services, TLScontact, will open a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Mombasa. This is a new centre, in addition to the TLScontact VAC already operating in Nairobi, and its launch will extend the range of services the UK offers to customers across Kenya, including increased access to premium and priority products.

22 Sep 2016

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Ethiopian taxi app plans relaunch

Ethiopian taxi hailing startup RIDE has pivoted away from its SMS-based functionality to a mobile application, with a relaunch planned for early next year.

By Tom Jackson 21 Sep 2016

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Digital payments could boost modernisation in Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance provides findings about the large potential gains for governments, businesses and citizens when digitising payments.

21 Sep 2016