17 January 22

Uganda’s Fertile Land Has the Capability to Feed 200 million People, Audit Report by FAO Finds

Uganda has the ability to feed over 200 million people, a new report by the Food and Agricultural Organization FAO has found. The report also noted that the agricultural potential of the East African nation remains untapped. In fact, 80%
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11 January 22

Nationwide Power Blackout Hits Kenya as Embattled Kenya Power Struggles to Cope with Demand

Kenya, on Tuesday, suffered a nationwide power blackout that affected all 47 counties in the country. According to a statement released by Kenya Power, the government-owned utility provider in the country, the fault was caused by the collapse of a
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30 December 21

The Omicron Virus Is Surging Across East Africa – Here Is What We Know So Far

The Omicron virus, a new variant of the Coronavirus that was recently discovered in South Africa, has been surging across East Africa. According to reports by health ministries in East African nations, an uptick in COVID infections has been reported
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29 December 21

Paris Club Denies Kenya’s Request for Debt Relief as Slowed Post-Covid Economic Recovery Hampers Government Revenues

The Paris Club has denied Kenya’s request for extended debt relief. The East African nation has seen revenues plummet as slowed economic recovery from COIVD 19 bites. The Treasury wrote to the club asking for a debt relief of about
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24 December 21

Kenya Airways to Get $1.2 Billion In Bailout Cash from Kenya’s Treasury Department in Bid to Revive the Ailing Carrier

Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) will receive a bailout of nearly $1.2 billion from the Kenyan government. The move was announced by the cabinet secretary in charge of finance Ukur Yatani. The bailout is designed to help the ailing
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22 December 21

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Receives Green Light to Join the East African Community

The Democratic Republic of Congo is now a step closer to joining the East African community. During the 18th Extraordinary EAC head of state summit, held via zoom, and chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, the regional leaders received and
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16 December 21

Uber Kenya Partners with Electric Vehicle Company Opibus to Offer Electric Motorcycles in Its Rideshare App

Uber Kenya has announced new plans to start offering electric motorcycles as part of its rideshare app. The US-based company is partnering with electric vehicle maker Opibus to make this happen. There was no timeline given though as to when
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13 December 21

Kenya Airways Launches Direct Flights from Juba to Khartoum as It Looks to Take Advantage of Normalized Relations

Kenyan national airline Kenya Airways has announced new flights directly from Juba to Khartoum. KQ is looking to cash in on increased normalization of relations between Sudan and its runaway neighbor South Sudan. The move is also part of KQs
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06 December 21

MTN Uganda’s IPO Fails To Hit Fund Raising Target Despite Public Fun Fair

MTN Uganda has failed to hit its expected fund-raising target after its much-publicized IPO. The IPO, which was highly restricted to East African investors, was a much-hyped affair. The IPO was also heavily discounted in a bid to attract investors.
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29 November 21

Kenya Considering Banning Flights from Southern Africa as Fears of The New Omicron Variant Grow

Kenya is considering banning air travel from South African countries in response to growing fears of a new coronavirus variant discovered in Johannesburg. The variant, which the World Health Organization calls Omicron, is said to be more transmissible than any
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