Publication: East African

First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Uganda, Burundi lead East Africa in military spending

Tanzania is lagging behind its East African partners in military spending, a new report shows. The country spent just $380 million since 2011. Uganda and Burundi led the rest of East Africa in military spending last year allocating 2.2 and 2.3 per cent ... [Published East African - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

NHC pushes for prefabs to boost home ownership

In order to boost the supply of affordable housing, Kenya’s National Housing Corporation (NHC), the publicly-funded firm, is advocating for the use of a common packaging material, polystyrene in construction. Polystyrene is commonly known by its trade ... [Published East African - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: Steel, Mortar, Construction
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Intrigues rock Kenya telcos market as weaker players exit

A major scramble for spectrum — the airwaves that carry telecommunication signals — is looming, even as authorities in Kenya ponder the implications of the impending exit from the marketplace of two mobile phone operators — yuMobile and Orange. Two foreign ... [Published East African - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Online cargo system to boost Kenya hub status

Kenya’s position as the regional gateway is expected to improve with the launch of an online cargo clearance system next month. The long-awaited single electronic window, which is to be officially rolled out on May 2 by President Uhuru Kenyatta, is expected ... [Published East African - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Tanzania Eurobond to be delayed if costs too high

President Jakaya Kikwete has said that Tanzania aims to launch its debut Eurobond worth at least $700 million in the financial year starting July and could seek more if conditions were favourable or delay if costs were too high. President Kikwete said ... [Published East African - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-staff accuses UN of failure in Darfur

The United Nations-African Union force in Darfur (Unamid) has failed to carry out its mission of protecting civilians and has lied about its actions, the force’s former spokeswoman has said. Aicha Elbasri, who resigned her post one year ago in protest, ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Tanzania constitution debate down to numbers

The Constituent Assembly (CA) has started receiving presentations from chairpersons of various committees on their deliberations on chapters One and Six, with members trying to interpret available data in line with official positions of their political ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Kenya’s security dilemma in the face of terror attacks

In the past two weeks, Kenya has launched one of its most extensive security crackdowns in a decade across its major cities and towns in response to a huge crime wave and an upsurge in terrorist attacks. Thousands of National Police Service and General ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Banana crop at risk from deadly new disease

Africa’s total banana crop is under threat from a virulent new type of disease that is spreading rapidly from Asia and which is untreatable, according to scientists. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the presence of Panama ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Road crashes top Aids, TB, malaria deaths

Deaths from road traffic accidents and vehicle air pollution across Africa are now higher than those from HIV/Aids, TB and malaria, a new World Bank report says. In Kenya, which has one of the worst road traffic accident rates worldwide — with an estimated ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Entities: Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Pollution
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Double-edged fate: In conflicts and crises, women are both victims and agents of change

Women are the biggest victims in natural disasters and conflicts, yet they are also the most resourceful. Thus, aid agencies should do more to develop women as agents for change and development, activists say. “It is women who most often bear the crippling ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Poor intelligence blamed for rising crime

The latest security report indicates that the crime rate in Uganda has consistently risen since 2006. Even Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura has admitted that the situation is alarming. “While last year, the crime rate, alarmingly, showed a slight upward ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]

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Uganda, Burundi lead East Africa in military sp... [Published East African - 17 hours ago]
NHC pushes for prefabs to boost home ownership [Published East African - Apr 16 2014]
Intrigues rock Kenya telcos market as weaker pl... [Published East African - Apr 16 2014]
Online cargo system to boost Kenya hub status [Published East African - Apr 15 2014]
Tanzania Eurobond to be delayed if costs too high [Published East African - Apr 15 2014]
Security sector reforms are key to combating te... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Regional business council elects new officials ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Anti shisha, e-smoking, campaign launched [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Poor intelligence blamed for rising crime [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Double-edged fate: In conflicts and crises, wom... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Road crashes top Aids, TB, malaria deaths [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Banana crop at risk from deadly new disease [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Kenya’s security dilemma in the face of terror ... [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Tanzania constitution debate down to numbers [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
Ex-staff accuses UN of failure in Darfur [Published East African - Apr 13 2014]
How China got the dragon to spit fire, again [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Will Kenya win the bid for an IRB Sevens leg? [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
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From Nairobi to Addis and back... finally [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Raucous jumble of joyous thuggery [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Is the Internet basic to life in today’s world? [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Rwanda-France diplomatic row could threaten jus... [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
In Uganda, telcos seek mergers to boost sales [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Will Kenya end up with two or three major mobil... [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
In Kigali, telcos eye non-voice segments [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Ethiopia opens doors to trade with Kenya [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Tanzania faces sugar crisis as imports flood ma... [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Umeme in court over licence row with regulator [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
Trade between EAC countries at new highs, but n... [Published East African - Apr 12 2014]
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