All posts by: Nyambura Tabitha

Tabitha Nyambura is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with years of experience in digital publishing. Her focus is on politics and the economy. She has worked as a freelance journalist for ten years and continues to bring interesting stories that matter to readers all across East Africa.

23 November 21

Sudan And South Sudan Agree to Open Border After Nearly 11 Years

Sudan and South Sudan, two countries that were one not so long ago, have announced they will open up their borders after 11 years. The decision came after a high-level diplomatic meeting between the two countries held in Juba. The
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09 November 21

Kenya’s Telco Giant Safaricom Pulls Staff and Employees out of Addis Ababa as Security Fears in the Ethiopian Capital Grow

Kenyan telecommunication giant Safaricom has pulled out its staff and employees from Addis Ababa. The move comes as security fears over the Ethiopian capital continue to grow. Right now, the government of Prime Minister Aby Ahmed is fighting Tigrayan and
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01 November 21

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Aby Ahmed Calls on Citizens to Join Armed Conflict Against Tigrayan Rebels

The prime minister of Ethiopia Aby Ahmed is now calling on his citizens to join the armed conflict against the Tigray People’s Liberation Force. In a Facebook post written on Sunday, Aby called on the public to “defend, repulse, and
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01 November 21

Boom For the Nairobi Stock Exchange as Foreign Investors Stream Back in Huge Numbers

The Nairobi Stock Exchange is starting to dream of better days ahead as foreign investors troop back in. The bourse, which is the largest in East and Central Africa in terms of market capitalization, has seen a 64% jump in
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01 November 21

Tullow Begins Search for New Partner as It Looks to Ramp Up Oil Production in Kenya’s Turkana County

British oil company Tullow is looking for new Kenyan partners to help accelerate plans to commercially produce oil in Kenya’s Turkana County. Tullow notes that it is looking for a strategic partnership that would streamline, and to some extent, reduce
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30 October 21

Tigray War Could Put Ethiopian Textile Industry at Risk Amid looming US Sanctions

The armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is threatening to put the country’s textile industry in jeopardy. At the moment, Ethiopia is one of few countries that enjoy duty-free exports to the US. This has allowed its textile industry to
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27 October 21

Ethiopia Has Fallen Out with Its European and US Allies as The War in Tigray Continues to Rage

The ongoing conflict in the northern region of Tigray in Ethiopia is threatening the peace and stability of the Horn of Africa nation. The conflict, which pits the Tigray People’s Liberation Front or the TPLF and the Ethiopian government, has
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26 October 21

Sudan’s Military Takes Over Civilian Government: Pro-Democracy Protests Erupt Across the Capital Khartoum

The Military in Sudan has dissolved and taken over the civilian government. Several civilian leaders have also been arrested and a state of emergency declared. The coup, which is led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan, brings to an end a
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24 October 21

Kenya Plans to Begin Local Vaccine Production by April 2022

The government of Kenya has announced that it will begin manufacturing the COVID 19 vaccine locally. Kenya is planning to begin these operations in April 2022. The move is designed to address supply chain challenges that have made vaccine access
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18 October 21

What Next for Kenya-Somalia Relations After ICJ Ruling

Relations between Kenya and Somalia have become stretched in recent years. The two countries have in fact cut diplomatic ties recently and have engaged in a series of public spats, mostly about the maritime border dispute, and Kenya’s continued military
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