August 01

  • Kenya: Europe Bans Local Politicians on Junkets

    The Star

    EIGHT European and African countries have banned Kenya's members of county assemblies from visiting them. Read more »

  • Uganda: Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

    Deutsche Welle

    Uganda's top court has reversed a law that criminalizes homosexuality. The country's parliament passed the bill in February, prompting international outcry and sanctions from the... Read more »

  • Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act Struck Down in Step Towards Ending Discrimination [press release]

    AI London

    The striking-down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International. Read more »

  • Kenya: Kenyan Media - Self-Censorship or Common Sense?

    IWPR

    A decision by Kenya's main broadcasters not to air live coverage of a recent opposition rally has highlighted a dilemma facing the media. Some commentators warn that excessive... Read more »

  • South Sudan: Drenching Rains Bring Fresh Misery to Camps [Blog]

    Concern USA

    After what seemed like a slow start to a mild rainy season, the rain and all the chaos it entails came to Bentiu’s Protection of Civilians (POC) camp on Friday. Read more »

  • Uganda: Anti-Gay Petition - Court Rules Today

    Observer

    The Constitutional court is today expected to rule whether to strike down or uphold the Anti-Homosexuality Act, derided by the West but hugely popular in Uganda. Read more »

  • Sudan: South Darfur to Redistribute Unused Land

    Radio Dabanga

    Unused plots in South Darfur meant for investment projects will be redistributed since no development has taken place on them, the state government said. Read more »

  • Kenya: MCAs Smear Kenya's Investment Credentials [editorial]

    The Star

    Eight nations have written letters of complaint to the Government of Kenya concerning the conduct, size and frequency of delegations of our members of county assemblies around the... Read more »

  • South Sudan: End Media Restrictions [press release]

    AI London

    South Sudan's National Security Service (NSS) should stop seizing and shutting down newspapers as well as harassing, intimidating and unlawfully detaining journalists, two leading... Read more »

  • Somalia: Garowe Declares Ending Ties With Mogadishu

    Dalsan Radio

    Regional state of Somalia Puntland president Abdiweli Ali Gas has said his administration has cut ties with the central government in Mogadishu. Read more »

  • Sudan: Sudan Woman Sentenced to Death for Apostasy Arrives in the U.S.

    Deutsche Welle

    Meriam Ibrahim Tehya Ishag, the Sudanese Christian who had been sentenced to death for converting from Islam, has arrived in the United States. She and her family are to settle in... Read more »

  • Uganda: Cattle Disease Hits 25 Districts

    Observer

    The government has banned movement of cattle across 25 districts hit by foot-and-mouth disease in eastern and north-eastern Uganda. Read more »

  • Kenya: Govt Revokes Deeds of 500,000 Acres of Land in Lamu

    Kenya Presidency

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the revocation of titles deeds to nearly 500,000 acres of land in Lamu County, which he said was acquired fraudulently. Read more »

  • Kenya: Politicians Behind the Massive Lamu Land Grab

    Capital FM

    It has now emerged that owners of the 22 companies which allegedly grabbed 500,000 acres of land in Lamu are influential politicians and businessmen both in Nairobi and Mombasa. Read more »

  • Tanzania: Dr Kapoli, Many Will Miss Your Charm

    Daily News

    ANY student who knew him, whether at the University of Dar es Salaam or any other higher learning institution, must have been touched by the death of Dr Ireneus Joseph Kapoli. Read more »

  • Tanzania: Remembering Kagera War, 36 Years After

    Daily News

    ON July 25, this year the nation commemorated the 36th anniversary of the Kagera War, in honour of the fallen heroes, both men and women, who dedicated their lives to defend the... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Kikwete Mourns Kongwa Road Accident Victims

    Daily News

    PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has sent a condolence message to Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Dr Rehema Nchimbi, following a grisly road accident which occurred on Wednesday at... Read more »

  • Ethiopia: Transmission Line Built With Br273 Million Complete

    ERTA

    The Alamatta-Mehoni-Mekelle transmission line built with an outlay of over 273 million Birr is completed, said the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). Read more »

  • Tanzania: Vietnamese Nabbed With Lion Teeth At JNIA

    Daily News

    A 47-year-old Vietnam national was on Wednesday arrested by security personnel at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) on Wednesday after he was found in possession of... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Cotton Firm Trains Farmers How to Improve Production

    Daily News

    COTTON and textile development programme (CTDP) is promoting twenty high performing farmers to be village-based agro dealers in charge of quality input service providers. Read more »

  • Tanzania: Stray Serengeti Jumbo Killed in Rorya District

    Daily News

    A STRAY elephant from Serengeti National Park has been killed by game rangers after endangering civilians' lives in Rorya District, Mara Region. Read more »

  • Tanzania: Carbon Monitoring Centre for Dar

    Daily News

    AS the country gears for implementation of the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) come 2016, plans are underway to set up a 5.5 million US dollars... Read more »

  • Seychelles: CAF to Act on Seychelles Afcon Withdrawal

    CAJ News

    SEYCHELLES risks punishment by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for its last-minute withdrawal from the Orange African Cup of Nations (CHAN) encounter against Sierra... Read more »

  • Kenya: Names of the 22 Ranches Behind Lamu Lapsset Project Land Grabbing

    The Star

    The government has named the 22 organisations involved in massive transfer of 500,000 acres of land in Lamu county. Read more »

  • Uganda: Kabaka Ignores Bamoori Noise

    Observer

    Small Sembabule group wants autonomy from Buganda but Mengo is adamant they have no case Read more »

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