News from East and Central Africa

 

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (GENERAL)

  • 4 April 2020: Rwanda: Zoom Clears the Air Over Security and Safety Issues - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [New Times] Following the recent privacy concerns by the public, Zoom the popular video conferencing platform, will with immediate effect freeze new feature development and shift all engineering resources to security and safety issues, its top leadership has said.
  • 4 April 2020: Rwanda: Economic Growth Projected At 5.1% for 2020 - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [New Times] The government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have revised Rwanda's economic growth projections for 2020 to 5.1 per cent in light of the effects of the novel coronavirus and its impact on the economy.
  • 4 April 2020: Rwanda: Govt to Up Private-Sector Support Fund for COVID-19 Recovery - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [New Times] Members of the Rwandan business community whose operations have been affected or halted as a result of the novel coronavirus will soon access affordable capital from a special fund to be established by government.
  • 4 April 2020: Kenya: KQ Pilot Who Succumbed to COVID-19 to Be Buried On Saturday - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -A Kenya Airways pilot Rtd. Captain Daudi Kibati who is among four Kenyans who have succumbed to coronavirus will be buried on Saturday at his Kitui home.

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (BUSINESS)

  • 4 April 2020: Rwanda: Zoom Clears the Air Over Security and Safety Issues - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [New Times] Following the recent privacy concerns by the public, Zoom the popular video conferencing platform, will with immediate effect freeze new feature development and shift all engineering resources to security and safety issues, its top leadership has said.
  • 4 April 2020: Rwanda: Economic Growth Projected At 5.1% for 2020 - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [New Times] The government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have revised Rwanda's economic growth projections for 2020 to 5.1 per cent in light of the effects of the novel coronavirus and its impact on the economy.
  • 4 April 2020: Ethiopia: Hoteliers, Tour Operators Seek Government's Assistance to Stay Afloat - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Reporter] Hotel owners and tour operators are seeking government assistance to withstand the severe impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak which brought the hospitality industry to a standstill.
  • 4 April 2020: Ethiopia: COVID-19 Projected to SlashCountry's GDP By U.S.$1.2 Billion - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Reporter] The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia - in regards to the airline industry and allied businesses - could cost the country some USD 1.2 billion in GDP and affect more than 323,000 jobs, a global airline body disclosed.