East Africa

People are writing less and texting more - but BiC says SA still loves its pens

2020-03-15 14:36

BiC manager for the south, east and central African region Marc D’Oliveira told Fin24 that the firm was resilient to market changes and that consumers remained loyal its products, especially in Africa.

UN calls on developed countries to help East Africa fight locust plague

2020-02-09 17:38

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has bemoaned developed countries' contribution to climate change, commending Africa for its political and moral leadership on the climate emergency.

Somalia urges South African govt to protect its citizens

2019-09-05 20:15

Somalia has called on the South African government to protect its citizens in the country as a wave of attacks targets foreigners and their businesses.

Sanlam set to expand East Africa footprint

2017-03-22 12:43

Sanlam has reached an agreement with asset manager PineBridge Investments to acquire PineBridge’s majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited in Kenya.

El Nino to hit East Africans hard

2015-10-23 21:02

Heavy floods and drought sparked by the El Nino weather phenomenon in East Africa in coming weeks could see the number of people needing aid soar by over 80%.

Climate change boosts rain in Sahel

2015-06-01 21:15

Rising greenhouse gases have boosted rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa, easing droughts that killed 100 000 people in the 1970s and 1980s.

HEADLINES: Meyiwa, TB Joshua & Zambia

In today's news headlines: Kelly Khumalo says Senzo Meyiwa took his last breaths in her arms, Nigerian preacher TB Joshua has been threatened with arrest and Zambia’s interim president becomes Africa’s first white president in twenty years. Watch.

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Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide

2014-04-23 12:19

Rwanda President Paul Kagame says that the genocide in his country 20 years ago has taught the nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate".

E Africa launches cross-border payment system

2013-12-11 15:26

Five East African countries have launched an integrated real-time cross-border payments system designed to remove bottlenecks.


Fire guts Nairobi airport

2013-08-07 11:52
Fire guts Nairobi airport

A massive fire destroyed the arrivals hall at Kenya's main international airport, forcing the closure of East Africa's largest airport and the rerouting of all inbound flights. Watch.

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Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

2020-02-11 17:23

Thousands of Kenyans on Tuesday gathered to mourn the country's longest-serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of mourning climaxed with a state funeral.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

2019-11-02 10:38

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

BOOK EXTRACT: South Africans versus Rommel - The untold story of the Desert War in WWII

2019-01-24 09:26

The British failure to institute combined arms warfare left the sometimes hapless South Africans to their own devices. The natural role for the highly mobile South Africans would have been integration with the British armor formations, but this proved to be a step beyond British vision and command capability.

East Africa driving the continent's growth

2016-09-11 06:04

Improved rules and greater investment in infrastructure are laudable, but are these measures adequate?

Millions hungry as Ethiopia drought bites

2015-10-02 22:19

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need.

Burundi rivals talk in bid to end political violence

2015-05-08 13:50

Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi, seeking a deal after days of deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as international pressure mounts to end the crisis.

Kenya plans to cut trade red tape

2014-05-02 15:45

Kenya has launched a single electronic system for processing imports and exports to simplify red tape blamed for holding up trade in east Africa.

WFP: Mass looting of food aid in S Sudan

2014-01-25 09:59

The World Food Programme says looters in South Sudan have stolen food aid that would have fed more than 220 000 people for a month.

Kenya ministry of tourism: A despicable act of cowardice

2013-09-25 11:43

Kenyan authorities are stepping up security measures following the Westgate Mall siege, as Nairobi is set to host two critical tourism conferences from Thursday.

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