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Billions pledged to halt Africa’s forest loss

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | With the world’s forests increasingly under threat from climate change and logging, leaders and top bank chiefs pledged billions on Thursday to help reverse the steep decline in Africa’s woodland areas. So far this century East Africa alone has lost around 6 million hectares of …

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Macron visits E.Africa in effort to counter China expansion

Lalibela, Ethiopia | AFP | President Emmanuel Macron visited Djibouti and Ethiopia on Tuesday, promising “respectful” partnerships in the face of growing regional indebtedness to China, which is fast expanding its foothold in the continent. Looking to strengthen economic, military and cultural ties in East Africa, Macron announced a new defence …

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UCI seeks sh284 billion to set up East African referral

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed East African Centre of Excellence to be set up in Uganda will only come into reality after the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) secures at least Shillings 284 billion. The East African Health Sectoral Council resolved in 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania that the …

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IGAD: Security improving in region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said that the security and conflict situation in the IGAD Sub-region is rapidly improving. IGAD is a trade block comprising of Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia. Dr Koang Tutlam Dung, the Representative …

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Parliament questions proposed introduction of East African e-passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has queried the move by government to phase out the current passports and replace them with the international East African e-Passport. This followed debate on a statement tabled by Internal Affairs Minister, Obiga Kania on the proposed introduction of the international East African e-Passport. …

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