East Africa

Sudan: UN Security Council Establishes New Mission in Sudan

New York / Khartoum — On Wednesday, the UN Security Council decided to set up a United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (Unitams). The mandate of the hybrid United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (Unamid) was extended until December 31. According to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, the new …

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Kenya: Anti-Counterfeit Authority Destroys an Assortment of Goods Worth Sh27 Million in Athi River

Nairobi — Anti-Counterfeit Authority together with the Multi-agency enforcement team on counterfeit goods has destroyed counterfeit goods with Sh27 million at Athi River. The counterfeit goods comprised many assorted items ranging from fast-moving consumer goods like clothing, footwear, alcohol, electrical goods, and apparel among others which were replicas of popular …

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Central Africa: Angola Chairs ECCAS Commission

Luanda — The Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) approved Thursday, by consensus, the candidate of Angola for the position of president of the organ’s Commission, Gilberto Verissimo, as part of the ongoing reform process. The two-day meeting held Wednesday and Thursday in Luanda …

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Tanzania: State Unveils UHC Health Budget

ZANZIBAR government has unveiled a Universal Health Coverage (UHC)-focused health budget, which seeks to accomplish ten key goals. Health Minister Hamad Rashid Mohamed, told the House of Representatives here that during the 2020/2021 fiscal year, the ministry will execute its responsibilities with keen adherence to decentralisation of devolution. He cited …

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Tanzania: Minister – Malaria On Increase in Island

MALARIA is on the rise in Zanzibar, with 8,872 cases reported during the July 2019-March 2020 period, a 60 per cent increase from 3,463 cases, which were reported during the period ending in March 2019. Health Minister, Hamad Rashid Mohamed, told the House of Representatives on Thursday that out of …

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Tanzania: Desist From Encroaching Into Reserved Areas, Govt Warns

DEPUTY Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office (Union and Environment), Mussa Sima has called for legal actions against people, who engage in human activities in reserved areas. While visiting Selander Bridge in Dar es Salaam, close to an area where the government is constructing a multibillion shillings bridge …

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Kenya: Ruto’s Office Loses Its Shine, Glamour

At the Harambee Annex building in Nairobi, visitors are welcomed by a large red-and-white outdoor signage – Office of the Deputy President – on both the ground floor and fifth floor. While the brightly coloured signage shines during the day and glows at night, the same cannot be said of …

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Africa: Moroccan Bouchra Vows to Transform African Volleyball

Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) presidential aspirant Bouchra Hajij says her appointment to the International Olympic Committee’s Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission is a plus for the sport. Bouchra, who is also the president of the Royal Moroccan Volleyball Federation and FIVB Executive Vice President, is looking to unseat long-serving …

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