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NIC are East Africa club netball champs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s National Insurance Company (NIC) women’s team and Kampala University men’s team are the champions of the East Africa Club netball championships. NIC were crowned champions Saturday after defeating KCCA 44-35 in the final played at Kamwokya Christian Community Arena. Captain Stella Oyella was NIC’s …

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Ukraine crisis affects E. Africa’s food security: WFP

Overlapping food crisis risks in the region come at a time when most countries are facing increased fiscal imbalances and rising public debt pressure Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The ongoing Ukraine crisis is negatively affecting East Africa’s food security through reduced food supplies, accessibility and high prices of food, …

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Health system inequalities

They drive antimicrobial resistance in East Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID pandemic has exposed long-standing structural fault lines in societies – especially in health systems. These same inequalities also drive another major global health concern: antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation defines antimicrobial resistance as the process by …

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EA economic sectors ripe for tech innovation

Three vital sectors that could hold the key to how well the region recovers to suit the post-pandemic global economy COMMENT | HARDEEP SOUND | As East Africa opens its economy following two years of pandemic-related disruption, the region needs to prioritise digitisation and innovation. This can help countries across …

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AfCFTA: EAC agree on ‘Tariff-free Imports’

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community member-countries have agreed on the list of goods on which the countries will remove tariffs when trading with the rest of the continent, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in 10 years. The countries adopted the EAC Tariff …

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FAO appeals for 130 mln USD for drought-hit East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Friday appealed for 14.77 billion shillings (about 130 million U.S. dollars) to provide time-critical assistance to highly vulnerable communities in drought-hit regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. FAO warned that an extended, multi-season drought is …

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