East Africa

East Africa

Easterly region of the african continent

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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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James Rogers
June 5, 2020
Fox News
Vast locust swarms in East Africa could put almost 5 million people in the region at risk of hunger and famine, according to the International Rescue Committee.
James Rogers
May 26, 2020
Fox News
As the world attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, India, Pakistan and a number of countries in East Africa are also battling invasions of desert locusts.
Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News
May 20, 2020
Electron microscopist Elizabeth Fischer has captured stunning images of the emerging viruses that cause Ebola, MERS, and now COVID-19.
Tom Jackson
May 13, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Nairobi-based incubator and impact investor Villgro Kenya has awarded US$150,000 in grant funding to 12 startups from East Africa with technologies and innovations that could help in testing, monitoring and managing aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jake Bright
May 4, 2020
It seems the demand for Safaricom's M-Pesa payment product never eases. Since its 2007 launch in Kenya, the fintech app has commanded over 70% of the mobile money market in that country. When COVID-19 hit the East African nation of 53 million in March, the Kenyan Central Bank turned to M-Pesa as a public health [...]
Matt Simon
April 16, 2020
As coronavirus takes hold and farmers plant crops, the continent faces a new wave of locusts 20 times larger than one earlier this year.
Maura Ajak
February 19, 2020
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population already faces hunger after years of civil war, officials announced Tuesday.
BBC News
February 18, 2020
BBC News
The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa.
Matt Simon
February 5, 2020
With hundreds of billions of locusts tearing through farmland, it's the worst outbreak to strike the region in decades.
Joe Mwihia, Josphat Kasire and Ben Curtis
February 2, 2020
As locusts by the billions -- yes, billions -- descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control.
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