News from East and Central Africa

 

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (GENERAL)

  • 23 September 2020: Uganda: Bank of Uganda Wants Uniform ATM Charges - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Monitor] As part of the work plan that seeks to embrace digital transactions, the Central Bank wants commercial banks to harmonise fees charged at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
  • 23 September 2020: Uganda: Govt Shifts Focus to Local Tourism - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Monitor] Government and tourism stakeholders are discussing strategies through which they can revive the tourism sector with focus and resources shifted to the domestic market.
  • 23 September 2020: Uganda: Covid-19 Forced Me to Steal, Makerere University Student Tells Court - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Monitor] Kampala -- A 24-year-old Makerere University student who stole an aerial from a parked car has blamed his mischief on tough economic times that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 23 September 2020: Uganda: Masaka Leaders to Move District Headquarters Out of City Centre - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Monitor] Leaders in Kyanamukaaka Sub-county in Masaka District have intensified their lobbying to host the district headquarters after convincing their counterparts in Kyesiga Sub-county to support the move.

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (BUSINESS)

  • 23 September 2020: Uganda: Bank of Uganda Wants Uniform ATM Charges - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Monitor] As part of the work plan that seeks to embrace digital transactions, the Central Bank wants commercial banks to harmonise fees charged at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
  • 23 September 2020: Kenya: Kenyatta Promises to Improve Key Coast Roads During Tour - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the construction of multibillion-shilling roads expected to connect Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale counties.
  • 23 September 2020: Tanzania: TBs Sets Standards for Small Scale Mining Sector - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Daily News] TANZANIA Bureau of Standards (TBS) has developed more than 100 standards which will be used to safeguard the mining sector for goods and services involving in exploration, extraction and processing.
  • 23 September 2020: Ethiopia: Agency Working to Tackle Illicit Currency Transfer - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA_ The Ethiopian Diaspora Agency said it is working to tackle illicit currency transfer that may arise following the recent change in banknotes.