News from East and Central Africa

 

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (GENERAL)

  • 21 October 2017: Kenya:Election Countdown - What to Expect - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Nation] There has been a lot of political activities as the country gears up for the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26.
  • 21 October 2017: Tanzania:Mufuruki Lashes Out At 'Abuse of Power' After TRA Raid - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prominent businessman Ali Mufuruki has lashed out at the "abuse of power" in tax raids after the temporary closure of his shop in a night swoop Wednesday reportedly to inspect a cargo that was being offloaded.
  • 21 October 2017: Somalia:Somalis Mourn Bomb Victims in Mogadishu - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Deutsche Welle] Thousands returned to the site of the country's worst terror attack six days later. The US has stepped up the number of drone strikes inside Somalia since the beginning of the year.
  • 21 October 2017: Tanzania:Govt Decries Poor Local Drug Quality - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Citizen] The Medical Stores Department (MSD) has decried the production of substandard drugs.

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (BUSINESS)

  • 21 October 2017: Tanzania:Mufuruki Lashes Out At 'Abuse of Power' After TRA Raid - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prominent businessman Ali Mufuruki has lashed out at the "abuse of power" in tax raids after the temporary closure of his shop in a night swoop Wednesday reportedly to inspect a cargo that was being offloaded.
  • 21 October 2017: Tanzania:Make Mining Contracts Transparent, Govts Urged - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Citizen] The government has been advised to be transparent when entering into contracts with multinational companies in mining.
  • 20 October 2017: Africa:Africa Solar Home System Provider Powers Up With France's Engie - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -French utilities company ENGIE has agreed to acquire Uganda-based Fenix International, a provider of solar home systems in Africa, in a deal the two firms said would help boost access to electricity on the continent.
  • 20 October 2017: Africa:Is Uganda Still Africa's Bread-Basket? - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Deutsche Welle] Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.