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Design Hackathon to drive innovation among youth 

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Garage48 in partnership with The Innovation Village, with support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation, has organized a 2-round series of design hackathons happening this year and October 2022, next year. The two design hackathons are a part of the EU: Africa They Journey 2021 and …

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UN reaffirms support to East African industrialization drive

Dar, Tanzania | Xinhua  | The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has reaffirmed its support to industrialization drive in the East African Community (EAC) region, the EAC said in a statement on Saturday. The statement issued by the EAC headquarters in the northern city of Arusha said the reaffirmation …

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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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