A new law in Kenya that forces property developers to install solar panels on certain buildings has taken effect.
The East African Community (EAC) says rapid population growth is putting the region’s economies and environments under pressure.
Uganda has confirmed a plague of fall armyworm caterpillars has infested 20 districts, putting a million tonnes of maize at risk if the infestation isn’t controlled urgently.
At least six people have been killed during torrential rains that caused floods, landslides and widespread damage in Burundi’s capital city.
Dozens of people have been killed during violent clashes between rival farming tribes in drought-stricken parts of Kenya.
At least 60 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump.
The executive director of German NGO, Menschen für Menschen (People for People), warns that Ethiopia risks enduring another famine in the near future.
Somalia’s president has declared a national disaster in the country as it continues to grapple with a prolonged drought.
Small plot farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are going digital with a new agtech platform launched by Mastercard.
Tanzania’s prime minister and minister of agriculture both reassured the public this week that the country has plenty of food, amid doubt concerns in the East African nation.