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World Bank holds back $90m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law

The World Bank has halted a $90 million loan to Uganda, for now, over its anti-gay law that has drawn worldwide criticism from governments, the UN and civil rights groups.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 4 comments

Toronto's Zanzibari distraught over ongoing violence (Updated) Special

Zanzibar - While sectarian turmoil continues to create havoc in parts of Zanzibar. Zanzibari who live in Toronto are worried for their friend and family’s safety in violent-stricken East African Island.
Digital Journal Report by Khalid Magram

Kenya, Uganda central banks make large key lending rate cuts

Nairobi - The Central Bank of Kenya reduced its key lending rate by 350 basis points to 13 percent, a move that many financial analysts expected be less. The measure was conducted in the midst of declining inflationary issues and exchange rate stability.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Video: See what happens when a 'man' falls into a volcano

If you have ever asked yourself the unlikely question what happens if you fall into a volcano, a group of experimenters who visited Ethiopia in 2002 have the answer.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Famine conditions ease in Somalia, militant fighting on rise

Mogadishu - A massive scale-up of humanitarian efforts has led to significant food aid flows into local markets to ease Somalia’s famine conditions, but new fighting between military and the militant Al Shabab group continues posing serious risk to supply aid.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Op-Ed: How Obama and Prince Philip planned the East African famine

If you thought the Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists were living in cloud cuckooland, you haven’t heard of Lyndon LaRouche.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 5 comments

Worst drought in 60 years in East Africa could impact 10 million

As aid workers scramble to distribute adequate food and water supplies to drought-stricken residents throughout East Africa, the region's worst drought in 60 years continued to threaten larger populations.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 14 comments

Pirates hijack oil tanker off east Africa

Pirates in Africa have struck again, this time capturing an oil tanker in east Africa. Before the pirates boarded the tanker, they fired rocket-propelled grenades and guns at it.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Organic farming proves viable for Africa

Nairobi - The 'green' revolution is underway in Africa, meeting widespread support from farmers and consumers. Unlike the biotech green revolution envisioned by many, this one is environmentally friendly.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Aid Agency Launches East Africa Appeal, 23 Million Lives at Risk

The international aid agency Oxfam has launched a £9.5 million ($15 million) emergency appeal for East Africa as 23 million people in the region find their lives under threat from hunger.
In the Media by Chris Dade

Africa is Slowly Falling Apart

The Eastern point of Africa is separating from the rest of the continent. Amazingly, this is happening very quietly, thanks to molten rock that fills the seams.

Study Detects Recent Instance of Human Evolution

"A surprisingly recent instance of human evolution has been detected among the peoples of East Africa. It is the ability to digest milk in adulthood, conferred by genetic changes that occurred as recently as 3,000 years ago"
In the Media by Patrix - 1 comment

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