Tag Archives: East Africa

19 February 20

2020 will be the Year of the Grasshopper for East Africa

In the summer of 2019, as warm of locust migrated from Yemen across the Red Sea and Gulf of Eden into Ethiopia and Somalia. This in itself isn’t particularly uncommon as the areas around the Red Sea are an important
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10 February 20

Locusts invade Uganda as East African crisis expands

Uganda is the latest country to be invaded by swarms of locusts ina crisis that already threatens crops in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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21 January 20

Boom or Bust: What will 2020 hold for East Africa’s economies?

With the global economy stalling and debt drastically rising across the African continent, it’s difficult to gauge what 2020 will hold for economies in East Africa. To make matters even more unpredictable, each country in the region has its own
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16 January 20

Four elections in 2020 that will shape East Africa for the next decade

There are four key elections taking place in East Africa this year: Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia. Each of these countries faces its own unique set of political and security challenges that risk boiling over. Even if all four of
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03 January 20

East Africa 2019: The stories that mattered most this year

With 2019 coming to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of the key things that happened across East Africa over the past 12 months. By all accounts, it’s been a busy year across the region with major
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04 December 19

The world needs to pay attention to East Africa’s ‘unprecedented floods’

As world leaders from 200 countries gather in Madrid for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25), to discuss ways of tackling the climate crisis, East Africa is still reeling from the effects of unprecedented floods. Kenya, Somalia and South
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03 December 19

This study says climate change hits women hardest in Africa

A new study published by Nature Climate Change analyses the impact of climate change upon men and women across Africa and Asia. The study finds that, while climate crisis is damaging for everyone – and could prove catastrophic for all
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21 December 18

Year in Review: The key things that happen in Eat Africa 2018

A lot can happen in East Africa over a 12-month period and every year there are landmark events that promise to shape the future of the region. Change comes quickly in this part of the world – both good and
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16 November 18

Tightening up the Ugandan tax net key to boosting public health

In a very encouraging sign for public health, the Ugandan government has announced that the revenue gleaned from taxes on alcohol and soft drinks will be channeled into a fund to provide lifesaving HIV treatment. Unfortunately, making sure that the
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05 June 18

Press freedom is becoming even more elusive in East Africa

Press freedom has never been abundant in East Africa but the past few months have seen some of the region’s leading nations implement regulations that stifle media organisations, journalists and publishers. Kenya’s cybercrime bill is being criticised by many as
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