Ethiopia Blocks Social Media for Exams Period

Ethiopia has blocked access to Facebook and other popular

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Burundi: Presidential Aide Injured in Assassination Bid

A presidential adviser in Burundi was wounded in an

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Kenya & Uganda Reopen Talks Over Oil Pipeline

Troubled talks over an oil pipeline project between Kenya

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Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reportingRead more

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Why is manufacturing still not driving East African economies?

East Africa isn’t without its economic success stories. EthiopiaRead more

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Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’sRead more

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Eritrea blames US for border conflict that killed 70,000

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for aRead more

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Why is manufacturing still not driving East African economies?

East Africa isn’t without its economic success stories. Ethiopia and Rwanda are two of the region’s most exciting economies and Tanzania could be lining

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Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.

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Rwanda increases budget for 2017/18 by 7 pct

Rwanda plans to increase government spending during the 2017/18 fiscal year by seven percent, the country’s finance minister announced on Thursday.

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Somalia: 31 killed in Al-Shabaab restaurant attack

At least 31 people were killed during an Al-Shabaab attack on a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday night.

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Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.

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