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South Africa’s President visits east Africa for diplomatic talks

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East Africa this week where he will meet Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan's Salva Kiir. In Entebbe, Ramaphosa and his Ugandan counterpart are expected to discuss regional security and stability, including the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

todayApril 15, 2024 3

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Tanzanian floods kill 60

Nearly 60 people have died since the start of April in heavy rains and flooding that has hit several parts of Tanzania, the government said. The coastal region of the East African country is one of the worst affected, with floods damaging thousands of farms there, Mobhare Matinyi, the government spokesperson, said in a statement on Sunday. He told the BBC that so far, 58 deaths have been recorded across […]

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AGOA-AfCFTA to offer a trade highway to the US until 2041

      By Seth Onyango, bird story agency   Forty African nations could have duty-free access to U.S. markets until 2041, as Congress considers a bipartisan bill extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Senators Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and James Risch (R-Idaho) tabled a revised AGOA Renewal and Improvement Act of 2024 in Congress, which now explicitly integrates it with the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This alignment […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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Zimbabwe’s emerging consumer market tops segment – report

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   Zimbabwe is pushing past sky-high inflation, global sanctions and illicit trade to find itself the unlikely winner in a consumer index that measures Africa’s emerging consumer market. Efforts by the government to offer "essential consumer spending solutions through credit and digital advancements" - including the recent launch of Zim-gold, a new “structured currency” backed by gold - are helping to lower […]

todayApril 15, 2024 1

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Burundi-Rwanda rivalry: RED-Tabara rebel attacks add to regional tensions

      By Patrick Hajayandi, University of Pretoria   The RED-Tabara armed group, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has renewed attacks in Burundi since late 2023. The group – which is an abbreviation of the French Résistance pour un État de Droit au Burundi (Resistance for Rule of Law in Burundi) – is one of a handful of rebel groups seeking to unseat the Burundi government. […]

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El Niño drought leaves Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba only 13% full: a disaster for people and wildlife

    By Joshua Matanzima, The University of Queensland   Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Niño drought. The country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared a national disaster. Historian and social scientist Joshua Matanzima grew up at Lake Kariba and has spent the past 10 years researching socioeconomic life there. He discusses the impact of the latest drought on the people of […]

todayApril 15, 2024 7

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Africa’s wildebeest: those that can’t migrate are becoming genetically weaker – new study

    By Joseph Ogutu, University of Hohenheim   Wildebeest – large African antelopes with distinctively curved horns – are famous for their great migrations on the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. One hundred and fifty years ago, they migrated in huge numbers across the continent, in search of grazing and water and to find suitable areas for calving. Migration is crucial to sustain their large populations. But their […]

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Hundreds rally in Niger’s capital to push for U.S. military departure

Hundreds rallied in Niger's capital urging the exit of U.S. troops, following the ruling junta's decision to terminate a military agreement with the United States and accept Russian military instructors- according to Reuters reports. The demonstrators, reminiscent of past anti-French protests, marched through central Niamey waving Nigerien flags, echoing the sentiment that led to the withdrawal of France's forces after a coup last year.

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