On Monday 25/08/2022, residents in the eastern town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo stormed the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (UN-MONUSCO) offices protesting the UN mission’s failure to protect their lives.
Uganda has announced the discovery of a gold deposit of 31 million tonnes, with extractable pure gold estimated to gross 320,000 tonnes. President Museveni confirmed it in his speech addressing the nation. The deposit is estimated to be worth more than $12 trillion.
It has been a week of crises in East Africa, characterised by shortages of fuel and rising prices of consumer goods, as the region continued to shake off Covid-19 blues to revive state economies. Many areas have recently experienced biting fuel shortages and, where the commodity is available, the price has risen to prohibitive levels.
In less than a year in the office as the President of United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan has secured to about $3 billion in loans which include concessional loans and relief funds obtained from the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
December 9th would be the anniversary day of Tanganyika / Tanzania Independence granted by Britain in 1961 whereas earlier it was under German colonization before its defeat in World War I. In spite of so-called independence, Tanzania is still facing many challenges such as the current one of power and water rationing both caused by […]
Figures from Jubilee Debt Campaign show that 34 of the world’s poorest countries are spending $29.4bn on debt payments a year compared with $5.4bn on measures to reduce the impact of the climate emergency. Uganda said it would spend $537m between 2016 and 2020, including funds from international agencies and donors, on climate related projects […]
The Ugandan Government has a new policy to tackle corruption by making children spy on their families. One project that has become a new homework exercise has been to teach children to detect the difference between the money their father owns and luxury goods. They are requested to submit any odd observation to the teacher […]
On June 6, 2021 East African Finance ministers tabled their national budgets in their parliaments for the fiscal year 2021/22. In Tanzania’s context, the government plans to collect and spend a total of Tsh36.32 trillion ($15.59 billion), as its budget was tabled by the new Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba.
According to the Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende, the Danish Minister of Integration and Migration, Mattias Tesfaye and the Minister of Development, Flemming Møller Mortensen, signed two co-operation agreements with the Rwandan government on asylum and migration co-operation, following a visit to Rwanda.
Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari has urged the US to relocate US Africa Command to Africa from its headquarters in Germany. In a virtual meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 27, 2021 said U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), should be relocated to Africa itself. “Considering the growing security challenges in West and Central […]
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