Category : East Africa


Rwanda Deploys Joint Force To Mozambique.

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July 11th, 2021

The Government of Rwanda, at the request of the Government of Mozambique is in the process of deploying a 1,000-person contingent of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and the Rwanda National Police (RNP) to Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, which is currently affected by terrorism and insecurity. The Joint Force commanded by Maj Gen Innocent Kabandana, […]

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How Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed went from man of peace to a leader at war.

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November 15th, 2020

Domestic conflict threatens to wreck any chance of peaceful democratic transition promised by Nobel Peace Prize winner  By David Pilling and Andres Schipani. “War is the epitome of hell,” Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, told an audience in Oslo last December on accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating peace with the neighbouring country of Eritrea. Now […]

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What’s at stake as conflict flares in Ethiopia?

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November 12th, 2020

By David Pilling and Andreas Schipani Military confrontation in Africa’s second most populous country could spill out across the regionHeavy fighting has broken out in the northern region of Tigray after Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, announced he was sending troops to the restive area. Mr Abiy alleged that Tigrayan troops had attacked a federal […]

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Chinese peacekeepers Boast South Sudan’s police with supplies to fight COVID-19.

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November 12th, 2020

Central Equatoria, South Sudan The Chinese peacekeepers have donated supplies to help South Sudan’s Central Equatoria regional police to contain COVID-19. According to information posted on Chinese embassy in South Sudan, Chinese UN police (UNPOL) serving in the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) also shared best practices and experience in mitigating the pandemic. […]

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Uganda hosts the biggest number of separated children in the world.

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October 31st, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa Recent statistics by the UNHCR indicate that Uganda now hosts 36,000 children who have arrived unaccompanied to the border, having been separated from their families due to conflict, killing and displacement ‚Äì making it the country with the most ‚Äòalone refugee children‚Äô in the world. As the country and aid agencies struggle […]

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Funding Cripples Refugee Children Protection Activities in Uganda.

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October 31st, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa As the Uganda refugee crisis gradually continues to lose media attention, already underfunded services to protect children are being slashed. More than 1.3 million people found refuge in Uganda after fleeing violence and deprivation in neighbouring countries. 801,419 (61%) of these people are children under 18 whose lives have been destroyed by […]

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Magufuli, Magufulism, and Tanzanians Fading Hopes For Free and Fair Presidential Elections.

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October 26th, 2020

By Kalisa Aziz and Ssemanda Allawi. Gearing up for its 6th general election since the restoration of multi-party politics in 1992, Tanzania should be abuzz with political campaigns and the usual hubbub seen in an African presidential election: Political rallies, mass gatherings, empty political promises, and the occasional catchy campaign songs. Not in 2020 but […]

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Has COVID-19 Pushed Women in Politics off Kenya’s Agenda?

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July 8th, 2020

By Miriam Gathigah In 2013, Alice Wahome ran in her third attempt to win the hotly-contested Kandara constituency parliamentary seat in Murang’a County, Central Kenya. As is typical of rural politics, the field was male-dominated, with the stakes being high for all candidates but more especially so for Wahome — no woman had ever occupied […]

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Denmark gives Uganda $1,000,000 Grant to Counter Covid-19

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June 29th, 2020

Danish government has given Uganda additional financial support of $1,000,000 through World Health Organization (WHO), to support ministry of health’s efforts in containing Covid-19. Signing the funding agreement, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, Uganda’s minister of health hailed the support noting it will help the country “to procure test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) for […]

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Dutch Government Assists Over 200,000 School Children Through Milk Programmes

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June 17th, 2020

With assistance of Dutch government aid, more than 200,000 school going children benefited from the school milk feeding program and more than 7300 jobs were created for Ugandans in Agriculture sector and Netherlands is funding several development programs with focus on improving Security and Rule of Law, Food and Nutrition Security, Trade and Investments and […]

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