African Union Membership: Frustrated Morocco suspects Sabotage by Algeria

By Friday Nwosu Morocco’s long wait for its reinstatement into the African Union maybe taking its toll on the country as she has alleged that there are inside forces within the union delaying her reinstatement into the AU. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the country, Nasser Bourita had expressed disappointment over the delay in reinstating the country four weeks […]

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African Culture: South Sudan arrest men for engaging in Banned Fattening rituals

Authorities in Apuk East and South counties have arrested 17 men after they were found still practicing fattening, which the state government has provisionally banned. Fattening is a practice in the Dinka culture where some men during this season takes 5 to 15 milking cows and go out of the area for some days or weeks. They feed on milk […]

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Hotels in Africa: Sarovar Opens in South Sudan plans 10 for Africa

One of the fastest growing hotel chains in the country, Sarovar Hotels, is planning to operate 10 hotels in Africa in the next five years and has already forayed into South Sudan by taking over management of Panorama hotel as part of its expansion plans. Now rebranded as The Panorama Sarovar Portico, Juba, it is Sarovar Hotels’ fourth operational hotel […]

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The Mundari: The tribe dying for their cows

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country, and it has witnessed immense change since gaining independence in 2011. The promise of peace has given way to civil war, and tribal rifts continue to run deep, permeating political affairs. Over two million people have been displaced according to the UN, and tens of thousands killed. Amid the tumult is the Mundari, […]

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Africa needs to trade with itself

Trade not aid. It’s an idea we hear quite a bit in reference to Africa. Last summer, when Barack Obama addressed the African Union – the first US president to do so – he made sure to bring it up: “So many Africans have told me, we don’t want just aid, we want trade that fuels progress.” And yet, while […]

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Malawian Prophet visit angers Namibian Church Leaders

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By Theresia Tjihenuna and Tuyeimo Haidula THE recent visit to Namibia by prophet Shepherd Bushiri has enraged some Namibian church leaders who said he just came to make a fortune from vulnerable and desperate people. Bushiri had a crusade at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Friday where more than 20 000 people were estimated to have braved the rain […]

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East African countries fight for Regional secretariat

By Adam Ihucha Kenya and Uganda are scrambling for hosting the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), renewing political supremacy wars in the regional body. Kenya is the latest partner state to apply while Uganda had started its spirited lobbying blitz some years back, seeking to enhance its position in the region. Sources say Kenya demanded the EAC heads of […]

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EAC launches New Intl. E-passport, Vision 2050

To further integrate the region and foster even development among member states, Heads of States of the East African Community (EAC) have agreed to launch a new internal e-passport for the region. East African will begin using new EAC electronic passports from January next year, after Heads of State from the member countries launched the international travel document at the […]

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South Sudan joins Fast growing East African Community

Grand politics was at play in Arusha, Tanzania, on Wednesday, March 2. The young, troubled country of South Sudan was admitted to the East African Community (EAC) as its sixth member (the others being Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda). Being admitted to the regional body means that South Sudan will enjoy all the economic benefits the club currently has […]

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Kenya, Tanzania Eye More Trade After Launch of First One-Stop Border Post

TradeMark East Africa, a multi-donor agency, executed the project with funding from United Kingdom’s DFID, Canada, United Stated Agency for International Development and the and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Although it has its own seaport at Dar, Tanzania is fast becoming Kenya’s important transhipment destination with latest Kenya Ports Authority’s weekly data showing it overtook South Sudan and the […]

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