DR Congo’s Virunga National Park Reopens

For the first time since its closure in June 2018, the Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s remarkable protected now re-opens again. This means that tourism now resumes in this spectacular destination. This park is one of the 4 world’s incredible parks where the rare mountain gorillas thrive from and also features… Continue reading DR Congo’s Virunga National Park Reopens

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Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia Airlines Rank Highly in Global Safety Index

Rwandair, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines among others have been ranked among the safest airlines globally by an Australian based rating website, AirlineRatings.com. Rwandan national carrier scored five points out of seven points. The survey looked at the safety worthiness of over 450 carriers across the globe, the website indicated. It also used International Air Transport… Continue reading Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia Airlines Rank Highly in Global Safety Index

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Mountain Gorillas on the Increase

Kigali — A census that was conducted in the Virunga Massif between March and April, this year has shown a 26.3 percent increase of the mountain gorillas over the last seven years, with a 3.7 percent annual growth rate. The census indicates a total of 480 mountain gorillas in 36 groups! Which is fantastic news!… Continue reading Mountain Gorillas on the Increase

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Somalia’s Al-Shabab Claims Baidoa Attack Killing 30

Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it carried out Sunday’s attack in Somalia’s southern city of Baidoa that killed at least 30 people. A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant as people were watching the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal. In a second explosion, a suicide bomber blew himself up at… Continue reading Somalia’s Al-Shabab Claims Baidoa Attack Killing 30

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Why EAC Leads other Regional Economic Communities

The East African Community has made the most progress on integration and is the most ambitious of all regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa. According to the latest report on regional integration by the African Development Bank, the EAC is top on the list of RECs in Africa. “The EAC has developed a fully functional… Continue reading Why EAC Leads other Regional Economic Communities

Uneasy Times – Squabbles Overshadow EAC Infrastructure Projects

The smooth handover from the bloc’s leadership from Kenyatta to Kikwete barely concealed the poisoned trade relation between the two neighbors. ROBIN OBINO reports. Financing for infrastructure projects were top on the agenda at the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit in Nairobi during which Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta handed over the reigns… Continue reading Uneasy Times – Squabbles Overshadow EAC Infrastructure Projects

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East Africa’s Largest Mall to Bring an International Taste to Nairobi

Kenyans have a keen taste of for foreign stuff. It’s no wonder the East African nation of about 40 million people will host the region’s largest shopping mall in October. The “Two-Rivers” shopping mall, an investment of listed financial firm Centum, will be looking to tap into a growing middle class in the region and… Continue reading East Africa’s Largest Mall to Bring an International Taste to Nairobi

UN Secretary General Launches Global Media Campaign Against FGM

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has launched a worldwide media campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) and a reporting award to go along with it. The campaign – Global Media Campaign – recognizes the critical role of media around the world in adding its voice and reach to help end FGM, he said while commending… Continue reading UN Secretary General Launches Global Media Campaign Against FGM

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Spanish Prime Minister: “Spain is not Uganda”

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has provoked online outrage from Ugandans after allegations emerged that he compared his country’s economic state to that of Uganda’s in a text message to his finance minister. As the finance minister headed into bailout negotiations with eurozone officials, Rajoy reportedly texted: “We’re the number four power in Europe, Spain… Continue reading Spanish Prime Minister: “Spain is not Uganda”

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