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- Tanzania: Tanzania Has Completed Payment for Three New Planes, Says PMby Citizen on 13/04/2021 at 18:16
[Citizen] The government of Tanzania has on Tuesday April 13 said it has completed payments for the purchase of three new planes.
- Tanzania: Diamond Plutinumz and His Multimillion Endorsement Dealsby Citizen on 13/04/2021 at 18:16
[Citizen] Diamond Platnumz over the weekend announced he had signed $5 million Distribution deal with African music streaming App, Mziiki, for his record label, WCB.
- Tanzania: Russia Suspends Regular Flights to Tanzania and Turkeyby Citizen on 13/04/2021 at 18:16
[Citizen] Russia's Government has on Monday announced the suspension of flights between Russia and Tanzania, with effect from April 15 to June 1, due to the status of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Tanzania: Mo Dewji Cries Foul Over Fcc's Directive to Restart Negotiationsby Citizen on 13/04/2021 at 18:16
[Citizen] Simba SC board chairman Mohammed Dewji aka Mo has expressed disappointment over the Fair Competition Commission's latest move to restart negotiation regarding Simba Sports Club transformation.
- Tanzania: TRA Promises Action On Mbowe Tax Allegationsby Citizen on 13/04/2021 at 18:16
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) yesterday said it will look into claims made by the Chadema national chairman Freeman Mbowe on confiscation of his bank accounts to cover over Sh2 billion in taxes due on his companies.
- Uganda: Govt Probes Umeme Over Unauthorised Yaka Deductionsby Monitor on 13/04/2021 at 18:08
[Monitor] Government through the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has started investigating power distributor Umeme limited on allegations that some of its clients on prepaid vending electricity system, Yaka received less units than expected in March and April this year.
- Egypt: Egypt, Kenya Probe Regional, UN Filesby Egypt Online on 13/04/2021 at 14:34
[Egypt Online] Egypt and Kenya held a new round of consultations to address regional files and United Nations issues of mutual concern.
- Uganda: UN Experts Extremely Concerned At Serious Rights Violations Linked to General Electionsby OHCHR on 13/04/2021 at 13:23
[OHCHR] Geneva -- "We are particularly alarmed by the reports of widespread and continued repression against opposition leaders and their supporters," the experts said. "More than 50 people have been killed as a result of the brutal policing methods, including the use of live ammunition fired without warning, and at least 20 others have lost their lives in incidents linked to the electoral context."
- Tanzania: UN Experts Deplore Rights Violations Against Burundi Refugeesby OHCHR on 13/04/2021 at 13:22
[OHCHR] Geneva -- Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances have allegedly been carried out by the Tanzanian police and intelligence services in cooperation with the Burundian intelligence services, the experts said.
- Kenya: Abdulkadir Haji Sworn in As Garissa Senatorby Capital FM on 13/04/2021 at 13:01
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Abdulkadir Haji has been sworn in as the new Senator for Garissa County.
- Kenya: ODP Denies Remarks Attributed to DP Ruto on Western Sahara Statusby Capital FM on 13/04/2021 at 12:54
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Office of the Deputy President has denied claims by the Moroccan envoy in Nairobi that Deputy President William Ruto is supportive of a plan which proposes to grant semi-autonomy to Western Sahara in a bid to deescalate tension over the region's agitation for self-rule.
- Rwanda: Why Rwanda's Weekly Coffee Export Revenues Droppedby New Times on 13/04/2021 at 12:25
[New Times] Rwanda's weekly coffee export revenues dropped by 672 per cent in the week ending April 11, after prices on the world markets plunged.
- Tanzania: Minister Promises to Work On 'Journalists Detention' Claimby Daily News on 13/04/2021 at 12:25
[Daily News] The Minister of Information Culture, Arts and Sports, Innocent Bashungwa has asked media stakeholders to stay calm as his Ministry is closely following the incident of detaining journalists in Dar es Salaam.
- Zimbabwe: Rwandan Refugees in Zimbabwe Seek Resettlementby East African on 13/04/2021 at 12:15
[East African] A group of Rwandan refugees living in Zimbabwe are refusing to be repatriated, five years after losing their refugee status.
- Seychelles: Former President of Seychelles Joins Group Asking Us to Lift Vaccine Patent Rulesby Seychelles News Agency on 13/04/2021 at 12:13
[Seychelles News Agency] Former President of Seychelles, James Michel, joined other former world leaders of the Club de Madrid in addressing a letter to U.S President Joe Biden to consider giving support for a temporary suspension on patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines.
- Kenya: Covid-19 - Tharaka Nithi Suspends Non-Essential Servicesby Nation on 13/04/2021 at 12:06
[Nation] Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has ordered the suspension of non-essential county services due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.
- Liberia: Liberian Students in Stranded in Sudan - Say They Risk Dropping Out of Schoolby FrontPageAfrica on 13/04/2021 at 11:10
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- When Shem A. Z. Donzo landed a foreign postgraduate scholarship from the Liberian government years ago he was elated about starting a master's degree in Sudan, but, however, that dream has turned into a nightmare for Donzo who said he is now living a hand-to-mouth existence and awaiting scholarship funds that have failed to arrive for the last 10 months.
- Kenya: Pentagon Chief Orders Review of Deadly 2020 Attack in Kenyaby VOA on 13/04/2021 at 10:41
[VOA] Berlin -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others.
- Rwanda: Kagame Rallies Leaders on Vaccine Manufacturingby New Times on 13/04/2021 at 09:39
[New Times] Kagame highlighted that there is a company that is capable of this technique, citing that it is ready and willing just as Moderna and Pfizer have been doing.
- Kenya: Shortage of Popular Covid-19 Gargling 'Remedy' Solution Hits the Countryby Nation on 13/04/2021 at 09:38
[Nation] The world breathed a collective sigh of relief late last year when British researchers said that over-the-counter mouthwashes could kill coronavirus.
- South Sudan: Traders Pay the Price for Highway Attacksby East African on 13/04/2021 at 09:18
[East African] South Sudanese traders are paying the price of storage, and more transportation charges, days after Kenyan and Uganda truck drivers protested over highway attacks.
- Kenya: Hospitality Industry Gasps for Breath Under Current Lockdownby Nation on 13/04/2021 at 09:17
[Nation] Kenya has time and again proven to be a resilient economy. Last year, we witnessed locust invasions, heavy rains, floods followed by an absence of rains in agrarian lands.
- Uganda: Report Pins Security Forces On Rights Abusesby Monitor on 13/04/2021 at 09:15
[Monitor] The Ugandan authorities have continued to restrict the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, with security forces using excessive and unnecessary lethal force to kill Ugandans, a new report released by the Amnesty International states.
- East Africa: Rwanda Tops Region, Takes Bulk of U.S.$142 Million IMF Debt Reliefby East African on 13/04/2021 at 09:12
[East African] Countries in the region led by Rwanda and Tanzania are drawing benefits from over $142.7 million in debt relief from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- Uganda: 100 Villages Still Practicing Open Defecation in Lamwoby Monitor on 13/04/2021 at 09:02
[Monitor] A total of 100 villages in Lamwo District are still practicing open defecation, according to a report released by the district health department.
- Sudan: Police Disperse Protests With Tear Gasby Radio Dabanga on 13/04/2021 at 08:06
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Port Sudan / North Kordofan / El Fasher -- Sudanese Police dispersed demonstrations in Khartoum and Omdurman using tear gas as dozens demonstrated in front of the cabinet office in Khartoum and the parliament in Omdurman yesterday denouncing poor living conditions, and the continuous interruption of electricity and water. The protestors blocked a number of main roads and set fire to tyres. In El Fasher, a youth was allegedly shot by police as protesting students broke-down the fence of the North Darfur Governor's residence.
- Somalia: How Climate Insecurity Could Trigger More Conflictby The Conversation Africa on 13/04/2021 at 07:31
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust storms and increased temperature are being experienced across Somalia. These effects are affecting livelihoods, and contributing to local grievances and community tensions.
- Seychelles: Seychelles Sees First Death of a Health Worker From Covid-19by Seychelles News Agency on 13/04/2021 at 07:20
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles recorded its first fatality among health workers from COVID-19 after the death of Gerry Govinden on Monday. The Ministry of Health sent condolences to family and friends.
- Ethiopia: 'Genuine Cooperation Will Ensure Equitable Sharing of the Nile'by East African on 13/04/2021 at 06:51
[East African] Lessons from African history show us that when statesmen endeavour to solve national or interstate challenges, they often succeed. But they can also fail. This duality of outcomes best fits summit negotiations and mediation efforts for natural resource sharing on the continent.
- Uganda: Cranes Captain Onyango Retires From International Footballby Nation on 13/04/2021 at 05:43
[Nation] Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango has retired from international football after over 16 years of service.
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