Tanzania Cancels 174 Mining Licenses

Tanzania Investment Centre

 Dar es Salaam — Tanzania government has cancelled a total of 174 licenses issued to small, medium and large scale miners in the country citing failure of the said companies to abide by the country’s Mining Act of 2010. According to the information that was availed to East African Business Week last week, the Commissioner of Minerals at More...

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Kenyan police are are accused of organising extra-judicial killings particularly as part of a ‘counter-terrorism’ strategy.
By On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya: The Easier Route

 By: Hassan M. Abukar* January 16, 2014 On December 20th, the head of Kenya’s National Police Service issued a report about the country’s 2013 crime rate. Kenyan police are are accused of organising extra-judicial More...

Rwandan genocide survivors exhuming the bodies of their relatives killed and buried in a mass grave during the 1994 100-day massacre. Credit: Edwin Musoni/IPS
By On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Peacekeeping 20 Years after Rwanda

 UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2014 (IPS) - On Jan. 11, 1994, Romeo Dallaire, force commander of the United Nations Mission in Rwanda, sent a fax to U.N. Headquarters in New York, telling officials there a source More...

By On Monday, January 13th, 2014

SOUTH SUDAN: Peace, Democracy, and Reconstruction instead of War

 “It is necessary to place the current political crisis in South Sudan within a historical context and accept that if the South Sudanese were able to fight for independence over six decades and unanimously More...

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By On Monday, January 13th, 2014


 By: Christopher Zambakari* “South Sudan is facing a profound crisis of governance within the ruling party and its military wing, the SPLA. Without addressing serious nation-building issues, democratizing More...

East Africa Currency
By On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Five east African countries agree to common currency

 UGANDA — The five member of the East African Community (EAC) economic group have agreed to adopt a single currency. The leaders of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi signed a protocol in the Ugandan More...

Nairobi Mall attack by al-shabab
By On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

United States Has Hidden Hand in Kenya-Somalia Crisis of Relations

 …Attack On Westgate Mall In Nairobi Related To White House Funding Of Mogadishu Occupation. By: Abayomi Azikiwe (Pan-African News Wire) Billows of smoke emanated from the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, More...

By On Friday, August 30th, 2013

Sierra Leone Holds Consultation With Ethiopian Airlines

 Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (Addis Ababa): Sierra Leone’s multi-accredited emissary to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ambassador Andrew Gbebay Bangali, held a consultative meeting More...

Ken Opalo
By On Monday, August 19th, 2013

How Eastern Africa Can Avoid The Resource Curse?

 By: Ken Opalo* Eastern Africa is the new fossil fuel frontier (for more check out this (pdf) Deloitte report). In the last few years Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique have discovered large quantities More...

A motorbike taxi waits for a passenger in Kenya's western town of Kisumu, 350 km (218 miles) from the capital Nairobi
By On Monday, August 19th, 2013

‘Legs together’ law to uphold culture for Kenya’s female bike riders – report

 NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenyan women could soon be banned from straddling motorcycles or bicycles behind the driver because it is “demeaning” and is undermining traditional culture, local More...