News from East and Central Africa

 

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (GENERAL)

  • 18 July 2019: Sudan: Sudan's Power-Sharing Deal - An Exercise in Optimism - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) signed a political power-sharing agreement today with the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFC), the umbrella group of trade unions, professional associations, students, and opposition political parties that brought down thirty years of autocratic rule and have stood their ground since April in the face of military rulers thinking they might perpetuate the former regime by changing some of its lead actors.
  • 18 July 2019: South Sudan: A Graduate At 47, New Midwife Triumphs Over Life's Trials - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [UNFPA] Juba, South Sudan -At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year - and she feels like a brand new person. "I am a better person now," she said.
  • 18 July 2019: Kenya: As Fuel Prices Rise, Firewood Rustlers Vex Rural Kenya - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Muiru, Kenya -Rising fossil fuel prices combined with a ban on harvesting firewood in Kenya's forests is causing the problem, officials say
  • 18 July 2019: Kenya: Jubilee - We Didn't Use Dirty Tricks in 2017 Poll - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Nation] Jubilee won't apologise for the way it conducted its 2017 campaigns and its engagement with Cambridge Analytica's parent company, Strategic Communications Laboratories.

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (BUSINESS)

  • 18 July 2019: Kenya: As Fuel Prices Rise, Firewood Rustlers Vex Rural Kenya - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Muiru, Kenya -Rising fossil fuel prices combined with a ban on harvesting firewood in Kenya's forests is causing the problem, officials say
  • 18 July 2019: Kenya: TSC to Recruit 5,000 Teachers This Year - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Nation] The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced that it will recruit 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms this financial year.
  • 18 July 2019: Kenya: Graft Slowing Big-Ticket Investment - Moody's - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Nation] Perception of corruption and low transparency in procurement remains a top concern for big-ticket investors looking for opportunities in Kenya, researchers at Moody's have said.
  • 18 July 2019: Kenya: Kenya-Uganda Peace Deal to Herald New Dawn at Border - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Nation] The government has said that the cross-border peace agreement to be signed between Kenya and Uganda will benefit four million Pokot, Karamoja and Turkana people who inhabit the border area.