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DRC to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

Democratic Republic of Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, DRC health minister announced. "The vaccination...

‘Don’t eat, smoke in public,’ Zim police warned

Zimbabwean police have reportedly been banned from eating and smoking in public, as the country's recently appointed police commissioner, General Godwin Matanga, seeks to clean the image of the force ahead of a crunch election. According...

Sudan protests against Egyptian TV serial

Sudan said on Saturday it has complained to Cairo about an Egyptian television serial that shows some Egyptians living in the African country being involved in "terrorism". The Sudanese foreign ministry said it had summoned...

Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

The coalition led by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa said on Saturday it did not recognise the result of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could leave President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. With...

China-Tanzania talks over Bagamoyo port project in progress: envoy

China said on Saturday good progress was being made on negotiations with the Tanzanian government on the 10 billion U.S. dollars Bagamoyo mega port and special economic zone, paving way for the long-delayed construction...

Zimbabwean president to announce election date at end-May

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday that he will proclaim the 2018 election date at the of May. Addressing a rally in Mutare, Manicaland province marking the start of the ruling ZANU-PF election campaign, the...

Burundi opposition says referendum wasn’t free, transparent

  Opposition groups in Burundi say Thursday's referendum on extending the president's power was undemocratic as the country awaits the electoral commission's announcement of the results. Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa says in a statement there was...

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo’s health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an...

Virtual Reality more than just fun and games

Under the banner "Creating our Future" some of East Africa's brightest and most tech savvy minds gathered in Nairobi for the first ever 360 Afrika Forum AR/VR Hackathon. 360 Afrika Fourm joined forces with Nairobi...

China-U.S trade ties

The White house has released a Joint statement of the United States and China regarding trade consultations. This follows President Trump and President Xi Jinping agreement to engage in their respective delegates regarding trade...