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Tanzanians vote in crucial general elections

Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general...

Ugandan entrepreneur makes mosquito-repelling soap

A Ugandan female entrepreneur has developed a soap that is meant to repel mosquitoes. Joan Nalubega developed the organic soap as part of her contribution...

Tanzania: Citizens to vote with driving licences, passports

Tanzania's electoral commission has announced that voters with missing identity cards can vote with their driving licences and passports. The electoral body said this will...

500 volunteers still battling fire on Mount Kilimanjaro

At least 500 volunteers continue to battle a fire on Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzaia as they hope to bring it under...

Rwanda legalizes growing of cannabis for medical purposes

Rwanda has legalized the growing of cannabis but only for medical purposes. It has now become the first East African nation to legalize the growing...

Uganda: Hackers steal billions from telcos and banks

Investigations have begun into an electronic fraud incident in Uganda leading to the loss of billions of shillings. Unidentified hackers broke into the systems of...

UN says 6 million people affected by flooding in East Africa

Nearly six million people have been affected by flooding this year in East Africa. Data from the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said...

Sudan’s govt, rebel groups sign landmark peace deal

Sudan's government and rebel groups on Saturday inked a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died. Ululations...

Kenya’s President won’t extend his stay in power beyond 2022

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he will never seek to change his country's constitution to extend his stay in power beyond 2022. Kenyatta's...

Uganda to undertake human trials of Covid-19 vaccine

Uganda's government has said that human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine will start in November this year. Ministry of health officials are reported by local...

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Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

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Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia have marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The...

Tanzanians vote in crucial general elections

Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general...
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