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On high alert, East Africa urgently prepares to counter Ebola outbreak

East African countries are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola after the World Health Organisation warned the killer disease could spread to the region as a result of heavy human traffic flow. Kenya — which is considered most at risk of the epidemic ... [Published East African - 3 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Security deals with US signal fresh war against terrorism

As the frontline state in the global war against terrorism in East Africa, Kenya received a fair share of military and economic incentives at the recent US-Africa Summit to strengthen its capacity to fight international crimes. President Uhuru Kenyatta ... [Published East African - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Rwanda arrests former military boss over 'link' to exiled opposition

Brig Gen Frank Rusagara, a retired senior Rwandan military officer and diplomat, has been arrested over alleged links to exiled opposition groups. Rwanda’s defence spokesperson Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita confirmed the arrest, but said the reasons would ... [Published East African - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Juba broke as war wrecks economy

The South Sudanese government is struggling to stay afloat as months of fighting with rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar have halted oil production, the lifeline of the country’s economy. Currently, the country is not in position to pay ... [Published East African - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Kigali wants military action to neutralise FDLR

The Rwandan government is pushing for quick military action to neutralise the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A mini summit of heads of state from six out of 12 member countries of ... [Published East African - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rwanda to float $21.6m bond

Rwanda is seeking to increase its domestic borrowing by issuing a $21.6 million Treasury bond before the end of this month. Although the government is yet to give details about the Treasury bond, it is seeking to invest the funds in the development infrastructure ... [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ruling in Srebrenica massacre case could affect peacekeeping missions

In July 1995 during the Bosnian war, the world watched in disbelief as the Srebrenica massacre occurred. Thousands of fleeing citizens had sought shelter in the United Nations compound when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by General Ratko Mladic overran ... [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Say, the US Congress extends Agoa, will Africa gain more?

The 2014 US-Africa leaders’ summit is to the African leaders, a new lease of life in trade and investment. The momentum at the summit shows that there is every indication the US Congress will approve the Agoa 2.0. At the the 2013 Agoa forum in Addis Ababa, ... [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

How cyber-crime complicates war on terror

On July 21, hackers infiltrated the Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces, leaving behind a series of nasty tweets. Claiming responsibility for this cyber-attack on KDF was the hack activist group known as #Anonymous (@Anon_0*03), who also broke ... [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

NSSF seeks to invest workers’ cash in gas pipeline project

Tanzania’s National Social Security Fund has approached Canada’s Orca Exploration Group to acquire a majority shareholding in its subsidiary Pan African Energy (Tanzania) Ltd, deepening the fund’s exposure in the energy sector. The entry of NSSF into ... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Glaxo seeks nod for use of malaria vaccine

Global drug maker Glaxo SmithKline has submitted its first regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the assessment of the RTS,S vaccine. EMA will do the assessment in collaboration with the World Health Organisation. RTS,S, the ... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

EAC plans research, innovation blueprint

The East African Community is developing a blueprint to guide regional research and innovation. The EAC, through Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the East African Business Council (EABC) and the East African Development Bank (EADB), are ... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]

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"The reasoning here was that if Uganda failed the audit, then it would be embarrassing for the the country, and therefore, the public interest was best served by avoiding this embarrassment. It was also deemed an emergency because it would be very embarrassing.” A UCAA board meeting eventually took place at the beginning of August. Time to look at some of the facts as they are now known."
...fight and lost, like in the Cerinah Nebanda case where he swore only over his dead body would parliament reconvene, then it would merit jubilation. "But, if he had a deal with Odoki, the latter will now leave convinced that Museveni did everything within his powers to get him in again,” said Beti Kamya, the president of the Uganda Federal Alliance, a politicalpolitical party campaigning for a referendum to review presidential powers. On the anti-gay law, Peter Walubiri, a senior lawyer who declined to join the petitioners’ legal team, says by signing a Bill he was not fully sold on, Museveni sought to please voters. Yet, by letting it be legally challenged — some say he actively encouraged the suit — he sought to please upset donors, who had even stopped or redirected their aid. According to Ms Kamya, President Museveni also sought to steal the thunder from Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga, who pushed the Bill through. The two are rumoured to harbour growing political rivalry. Ms Kadaga has consistently posted high ratings in opinion polls as someone the public would like to see replace President Museveni. “Before he signed the Bill, Museveni asked Fox Odoi, West Budama County North MP, to find ways it could be challenged in law. Five days before he signed, I was approached by one of the lawyers who told me the president was going to sign the Bill but had asked it to be challenged. He asked whether I could join the team. I refused,” Mr Walubiri told The EastAfrican. But Mr Odoi, a first term MP and President Museveni’s former legal assistant, denied taking such directives from the president or sitting in a meeting where the matter was discussed. While the Attorney General Peter Nyombi has said the government will appeal the ruling in the Odoki case, a section of MPs, led by Latif Ssebaggala, Kawempe North MP, have vowed to table the anti-gay law again by interrupting the budget process in order to pass it within the next two months. Analysts say both are exercises in futility. READ: According to Walubiri, Mr Nyombi’s appeal in the Supreme Court is tricky because Odoki, who sits there, is disqualified to"

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Juba broke as war wrecks economy [Published East African - Aug 20 2014]
Kigali wants military action to neutralise FDLR [Published East African - Aug 20 2014]
Rwanda to float $21.6m bond [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
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Say, the US Congress extends Agoa, will Africa ... [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
How cyber-crime complicates war on terror [Published East African - Aug 19 2014]
Outrage as South Sudan deadline for transitiona... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
The future of humanity is increasingly African ... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
Researchers in a fix over GMO ban [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
EAC adopts proposal for Peace Security Council [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
US agency puts Kenya’s airspace on risky list [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
Uganda’s civil authority on the spot 60 days af... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
Aga Khan University to expand in East Africa [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
Opposition cautions Kagame over $1b loan [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
Coca Cola to invest $5m in EA region [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
EAC plans research, innovation blueprint [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
Glaxo seeks nod for use of malaria vaccine [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
NSSF seeks to invest workers’ cash in gas pipel... [Published East African - Aug 17 2014]
As Africa quarrels over GM crops, scientists ha... [Published East African - Aug 16 2014]
EDITORIAL: Kenya needs to take Ebola threat to ... [Published East African - Aug 16 2014]
Local oil firm Swala lists on Dar bourse [Published East African - Aug 16 2014]
Falling demand takes toll of Kampala property m... [Published East African - Aug 16 2014]
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