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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda agree to ease tension and normalise diplomatic relations. bit.ly/3Pb1ynK
Kenya freezes $52m spread in 62 bank accounts belonging to Nigerian start-up Flutterwave and four Kenyans on fears they are proceeds of card fraud and money laundering. bit.ly/3AsLCcx
The East African Business Council, which has a new executive committee, says it will expedite the formation of a trade remedy committee to deal with disputes and cut disruptions in the East African Community Common Market. bit.ly/3ungGGM
While Kiswahili is the lingua franca in the East African region, English has been Uganda's only official language since independence. bit.ly/3RfWPDo
South Africa is considering lifting the remaining Covid-19 regulations as daily new cases remain low. bit.ly/3n8vULP
Bobi Wine: "Uganda continues to be under a tight military rule." bit.ly/3O8mcVw
A mother was breastfeeding her one-month-old baby outside her house in a Tanzanian village when monkeys invaded her home, snatched the baby boy and attempted to run away with him. bit.ly/3N7Ojmu
The East African Community has since 2016 pushed member states to buy clothes and shoes made in the region to boost local manufacturing, help the economies and shore up the local textile industry. bit.ly/3HDgGrF
Zimbabwe’s health workers and teachers go on strike; reject a 100 percent salary increase, demanding to be paid in US dollars. bit.ly/3xFcnaM
Robert Mugabe’s sprawling business empire has struggled since his overthrow. bit.ly/3QyOVVd
Intra-Commonwealth trade expected to expand to $19.5 trillion in the next five years from the current $13 trillion. bit.ly/3y5PZbY
Ugandan security officials arrest 16 suspects linked to terror group bit.ly/3zRLR0g
Kenya's Health minister says the number of Covid-19 infections is "worryingly high" and could affect the August 9 elections. bit.ly/3O9BVUe
EAC leaders call for the building of trust and confidence, cessation of hostilities, and unconditional ceasefire among the fighting groups in eastern DR Congo. bit.ly/3n4M9cQ
Rwanda accuses Congo of firing rockets into its territory bit.ly/3MFg99p
Entire villages have been forced to uproot their lives and flee their homes after poor rainfall destroyed crops and killed livestock, as Somalia experiences the worst drought in four decades. bit.ly/3zJc55p
The Ethiopian government is committed to the AU mediation process that aims at finding a solution to the conflict in Tigray, official says. bit.ly/3H4U0QL
Guinea Bissau President Embaló names new government bit.ly/3MCOBBI
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says he will work to reconcile his country’s divided political groups, as well as improve relations with neighbours. bit.ly/3zuvQgQ
Sudan’s patients in need of urgent medical care are feeling the pinch of the ongoing political turmoil, as well as high-level inflation, as the price of drugs hits the roof. bit.ly/3H1mWsJ
Zimbabwean court charges prankster for joking that he was part of a syndicate buying human toes for up to $78,000. bit.ly/3xz33WX
Extraditing the Gupta brothers, accused of orchestrating industrial-scale corruption, to South Africa from Dubai could take years and lead to a costly legal battle, experts warn. bit.ly/396rDFb
The World Bank projects the Kenyan economy will slow down to 5.5 percent this year. bit.ly/3Nq9YXW
Belgian King Philippe and his wife Queen Mathilde are scheduled to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo from June 7 to 13, after initial plans for the trip were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. bit.ly/3NlPsYC
African traders and companies are facing challenges operating across the borders despite the opening up of a $1.2 billion market in January 2021. bit.ly/3mm9XZh
Chiefs of Defence Forces from the East African Community member states hold talks on establishing a regional force that will help restore peace and security in DR Congo. bit.ly/3mmVTPe
TWO GUPTA brothers accused of defrauding the South African government of billions of dollars arrested in Dubai, authorities confirm. bit.ly/3aDajrL
President Kenyatta, whose constitutional 10-year term ends in two months, attributed a number of his administration’s successes during the second term to his political co-operation with Mr Odinga, popularly known as the “Handshake”. bit.ly/3xhjrLv
Kenyan, Ugandan writers shortlisted for Sahel project bit.ly/3NhPFfe
The East African Community Council of Ministers are scheduled to meet on June 8 to finalise admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo into the bloc. bit.ly/3NUMMRC
A Sudanese protester was shot dead in Khartoum as thousands marked the third anniversary of the violent dispersal of people in the 2019 sit-in protests. bit.ly/3xeYe52
In @The_EastAfrican this week » Return of Mohamud: A chance for a reset in Somalia » Rwanda-DR Congo tension threatening regional integration » Namugongo: A pilgrim's spiritual oasis » Opinion: EALA not an employment bureau for electoral rejects bit.ly/3x2mx4g
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ARM’s financial difficulties saw it placed in administration in August 2018 after failing to service bank loans as losses piled up and ate into its capital. bit.ly/3M96mIr
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in east and southern Africa need fair and integrated regional markets to succeed. bit.ly/3m9zOng
NGUGI: Tragically, the rot in the Mozambican army is a metaphor for the rot in the whole government. Like elsewhere in Africa, officials line their pockets with money meant to uplift the poor. Aid money, just like the taxes, is misused or stolen... bit.ly/3xcT2Pe
Despite its historic and cultural significance to Uganda, Mpumwire Hill is one of the sites that has received little attention. bit.ly/3taYeQY
Shelter Afrique starts search for new CEO bit.ly/391bWiK
Kenya seeks to dominate in the supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by constructing the biggest import and storage gas facility in Mombasa and licensing more private companies to compete with Tanzania. bit.ly/3NeWPkm
Tanzania registers 3.2 million more mobile money subscribers in the first quarter of 2022. bit.ly/3Mbt6rt
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Kenyans urged to wear their masks as the country readies itself for a potential new wave of Covid-19 infections. bit.ly/38HO8QB
Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu says the government has paid him gratuity for his more than three years of service in parliament. bit.ly/3McIpA6
DR Congo, Uganda to continue joint operations against ADF rebel group bit.ly/3M5Lou9
Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urges citizens, well-wishers to help those severely affected by drought in the country. bit.ly/3PTyCln
African Union chairman Macky Sall set to meet President Vladimir Putin in the southwestern Russian city of Sochi on June 3, 2022. bit.ly/3tcNFgh
Nigerian tycoon and former vice president Atiku Abubakar will be running for president after the main opposition group endorsed him as their candidate. bit.ly/3zb1DTD
Despite its historic and cultural significance to Uganda, Mpumwire Hill is one of the sites that has received little attention. bit.ly/3taYeQY
ARM’s financial difficulties saw it placed in administration in August 2018 after failing to service bank loans as losses piled up and ate into its capital. bit.ly/3M96mIr
The Democratic Republic of Congo to release two detained Rwandan soldiers. bit.ly/3PXsGI3
Zimbabwe to deport six Kenyans arrested for entering the country illegally bit.ly/3PWgffO
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