[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government said it has hired three spray planes in preparation to possible invasion of desert locusts which have plagued Eastern Africa in recent weeks.
[New Times] The African Women’s Leadership Fund will prioritize the growth and success of women-owned and operated companies in Africa.
[Shabelle] The Federal Republic of Somalia has declared the Desert Locust invasion a matter of national emergency.
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia has seen dramatic transformation and change over the past century.
“LET MY PEOPLE go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow.” So said God, rather vengefully, according to Moses and Aaron.
[Addis Standard] Amnesty International said it has confirmed that at least 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) were arrested over the weekend from various places in different parts of Oromia Regional State, as Ethiopian authorities intensify the crackdown on dissenting political views ahead of the general elections.
[Nation] Despite the country’s embarrassment of talent in distance running, it’s a bizarre fact that Kenya has won the Olympic gold medal only once each in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres races.
[East African] The region’s attention may be turned to this year’s elections in Tanzania, Somalia, Burundi and Ethiopia, but Kenya has been politicking since the conclusion of the 2017 general election, with jostling in full gear for the 2022 elections.
WHAT IS IT like being a taxman in Africa? “A lot of sleepless nights,” says Yankuba Darboe, the Gambia’s top revenue official, describing the pressure to meet targets. Politicians across Africa are asking ever more of their tax collectors, with good reason
[SciDev.Net] Lower-income countries are increasingly facing a double blow from the impact of both undernutrition and obesity, which often coexist within the same community – and are even found within the same families or individuals.