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Airtel records profit growth in East Africa

The company will soon welcome two new minority investors – The Rise Fund and Mastercard – in its mobile money business Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | India’s Bharti Airtel operations in East African shrugged off the effects of coronavirus pandemic to record a 15% surge in revenue to US$1.38bn …

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MPs need more time to discuss EAC federation- Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has told a delegation of experts drafting the East African Community (EAC) Political Federation Constitution that legislators will require ample time to make their input on the establishment. Led by Chief Justice Emeritus, Benjamin Odoki, the representatives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania …

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East Africa’s livestock sector reeling from climatic shocks

Climatic shocks have worsened poverty, food insecurity, and income losses to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the region Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The livestock sector across the East and Horn of Africa has experienced a slump in productivity due to climatic shocks including frequent droughts, experts said at a virtual …

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COMMENT: Climate change and loss of biodiversity remain urgent Post-COVID

“Building Back Better”: Regional Perspectives of Green Economic Recovery Post COVID-19 COMMENT | Barbara Ntambirweki | The COVID-19 pandemic is testing governments and shattering economic growth all over the world. The pandemic is currently causing significant adverse impact on the global economy with governments around the world implementing various fiscal measures to mitigate …

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COMMENT: How Covid-19 widened cracks in East African Community

  Regional Integration amidst a Pandemic: Covid-19 and the East African Community COMMENT | Prof. Kasaija Phillip Apuuli | The 2019 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA) Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) ranked the East African Community (EAC) as the most integrated Regional Economic Community (REC) in Africa with a …

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