East Africa

East Africa

Easterly region of the african continent

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Science X staff
June 14, 2021
An international research team led by Professor Dr. Frank Schäbitz has published a climate reconstruction of the last 200,000 years for Ethiopia. This means that high-resolution data are now available for the period when early Homo sapiens, our ancestors, made their way from Africa to Europe and Asia. Schäbitz and his colleagues determined the dates using a drill core of lake sediments deposited in southern Ethiopia's Chew Bahir Basin, which lies near human fossil sites. Temporal resolution of the samples, reaching nearly 10 years, revealed that from 200,000 to 125,000 years before our time, the climate there was relatively wet, providing enough water and thus abundant plant and animal food resources in the lowlands of East Africa. From 125,000 to 60,000 years ago, it gradually became drier, and particularly dry between 60,000 to 14,000 years ago. The data now obtained fit well with genetic findings, according to which our direct genetic ancestors ("African Eve") left Africa "successfully" during a wet phase about 70,000 to 50,000 years ago.
World Logistics Passport
June 8, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global, private sector-led initiative designed to smooth the flow of international trade and unlock...
Tage Kene-Okafor
May 28, 2021
Nuwa Capital, a venture capital firm based in Dubai and Riyadh, announced the first close of its $100 million NVFI fund in February. The close was three-quarters of the target and was done in less than a year following the firm's launch in February 2020. According to the firm, the second close should be concluded by [...]
May 19, 2021
Warner Music has announced a new 360 partnership with East Africa's number one artist Diamond Platnumz and his leading independent record label WCB-Wasafi. The new deal will see WCB-Wasafi incorporated into Warner Music South Africa and Ziiki Media, while Warner Music's global network will help propel Diamond Platnumz and the label's artists to a worldwide audience. Diamond Platnumz is one of Africa's most successful artists, having released more than 30 hit songs, and is one of the regio...
Jason G. Goldman
May 18, 2021
Scientific American
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April 25, 2021
Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity, while those with blood group O may be less susceptible to coronavirus, according to a survey by a top research body.
Research and Markets
April 21, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Mining in East Africa 2020" report has been added to's offering. This report focuses on Mining in East Africa and...
Rachel Nuwer
April 8, 2021
A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.
Tom Jackson
April 7, 2021
Disrupt Africa
Kenyan fintech startup Koa has launched a mobile app that aims to digitise the asset management industry by giving users the ability to save and invest their money in local mutual funds from their phones.
Tage Kene-Okafor
March 31, 2021
According to a McKinsey report, the total number of mobile money services worldwide was 282 in 2017, with more than half of those operating in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, these numbers increased significantly, but the ratio remained similar. In 96 countries, there are 310 live mobile money services, according to a GSMA report. Out of [...]
Lauren David
March 2, 2021
Business Insider
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February 24, 2021
A Tanzanian NGO, Muda Africa, has received 72,989 USD in funding from the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity ( IFCD ), for the project "Strengthening the East African contemporary dance scene." The project aims to strengthening the East African contemporary dance scene in Rwanda, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania by creating a web portal that promotes young professional East African dance artists and connects them to global dance markets, as well as empowering women danc...
January 25, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The UN warned last week that East Africa remains under the threat of desert locust invasions, due to the prevailing favourable breeding...
By Navin Singh Khadka
December 16, 2020
BBC News
Good breeding conditions mean millions of people are now threatened in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
Isabel Hofmeyr, Charne Lavery | The Conversation
December 10, 2020
The monsoon wind pattern makes the Indian Ocean relatively easy to cross both ways. In the Atlantic, by contrast, winds blow in one direction all year round
Tom Jackson
December 7, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.
November 10, 2020
Months of sustained torrential rains have caused a lake in Kenya's Rift Valley to flood its banks, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes and farms, in what officials say shows the devastating impact of climate change on East Africa. Lake Naivasha has expanded to 173 square kilometres, from
Brian Handwerk
October 21, 2020
Smithsonian Magazine
When the East African Rift Valley transformed dramatically, new weapons arose and trade expanded
August 31, 2020
Ethiopias confirmed Covid-19 cases reached 51,122 after 1,468 new Covid-19 positive cases were confirmed on Sunday
Simon Donner
June 24, 2020
Scientific American
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