Category Archives: East African Community

Coffee production taking the lead in Burundi [Business Africa]

This week, we see how the public-private partnership has succeeded in reviving the coffee sector in Burundi and in setting up many cooperatives.

Bobi Wine says Museveni’s gov’t is scared ahead of his Thursday return

Uganda’s vocal legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine announced on Tuesday that he will return to the country on Thursday, urging his supporters to prepare to ‘continue the struggle for a better Uganda’.

Why Uganda is the ‘world’s fittest country’

Uganda is the most physically active nation in the world, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization. The BBC’s Patience Atuhaire went to find out why.

Kenyan runner hit by car during marathon

Kenyan athlete Joseph Kiprono was knocked down by a car Sunday as he was leading a half-marathon in Colombia in which another competitor collapsed and died, the organizers said.

KQ’s $40m loss eats into capital base

National carrier Kenya Airways narrowed its net losses by 28.8 per cent to Ksh4 billion ($40 million) in the half year ended June, but the improved performance was not enough to stop the airline from sinking back into negative capital position.

No social media access for government workers in Tanzania

 

 

The Tanzanian government has banned all its workers from social media during working hours.

Kenya welcomes opening of drug-testing lab

Athletics Kenya on Monday welcomed the establishment in Nairobi of a World Anti-Doping Agency-approved blood testing laboratory for East Africa declaring it a big step in their anti-doping fight.

Bobi Wine protests: Uganda army sorry over beating journalists

Uganda’s army has made a rare apology after soldiers were caught on film beating up a journalist who was covering a demonstration supporting detained MP Bobi Wine on Monday.

South Sudan’s Kiir grants amnesty to Riek Machar

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has granted amnesty to rebel leader Dr Riek Machar and others across the country.

Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable.