The East African

Five DR Congo reporters 'abducted' by police

Five journalists at a newspaper in the Democratic Republic of Congo were "abducted" on Friday, their managing editor said, after the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

How digital platforms, blockchain can unlock new markets in

While it is exciting to share the continent’s potential, it is not difficult to see the hurdles it faces: Heterogeneous economies, spotty development, widespread poverty, limited regional trade, a widening infrastructure deficit and weak instituti...

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Tanzanian 'criminals' seeking base in Mozambique

Armed Tanzanians are seeking to establish a base in Mozambique, police said Friday, after the arrest of dozens of suspected militants from Tanzania in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Our heroes are poor and unsung, but they keep fighting for our

A good number of them are poverty-stricken, suffer from depression, and are not even acknowledged for their hard work, the security risks that they subject their families to, the daily battle of denying themselves a “normal life” in pursuit of cre...

The East African Oct 19, 2018

We need a Constitution Day, not any other Meaningless Day

Ali Mazrui, in an article titled "The Monarchial Tendency in African Political Culture", called this process of turning a population into fervent celebrants of an individual “deification”.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Soldiers wanted to kill me — Ethiopia PM

"The march of some members of the army to the National Palace [the prime minister's office] was not only unlawful but very dangerous, because the intention was to abort the ongoing reforms," Mr Abiy told MPs during a question-and-answer session.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Cameroon court rejects opposition claims

Cameroon's Constitutional court has rejected 18 petitions calling for a repeat of the 7 October presidential election which opposition parties said was marred by fraud.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Police reveal driver, plates of car used in kidnap of TZ tycoon

Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro said that the dark blue Toyota Surf used in the kidnapping had been driven from a neighbouring country, which he did not name.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Canada bhang stores run out of supplies

Several online retailers including the Ontario government's pot portal warned customers to expect shipping delays of up to five days as they worked late into the night filling orders.

The East African Oct 19, 2018

Kagame reshuffles Cabinet, removes powerful minister

Mr Sezibera replaces Ms Louise Mushikiwabo who was recently elected as the secretary-general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the French-speaking countries bloc.

The East African Oct 19, 2018
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