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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg returns to Harvard to speak to students

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg has returned to the university to give graduates a commencement address. His address was filled with calls for building a connected world "where every single person has a sense of purpose." In...

East Africa’s telecommunication experts discuss increasing internet access

East Africa's top experts on fibre optics communication and technology gurus have met in Kenya's capital Nairobi. The meeting, themed "Optical Infrastructure for One African Digital Economy", explored ways in which fibre optic networks can...

Uganda and Tanzania sign crude oil pipeline deal

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement to fast track the implementation of the crude oil pipeline. The agreement brings both countries closer towards the commercialization of the estimated 6.5 billion barrels of crude...

Ghana to work with the Ethiopian Airlines to revive its National carrier

Ghana will be working with the Ethiopia's flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, to re-establish its own National carrier. The West African nation came to the decision after the Ethiopian carrier expressed interest in assisting. The CEO...

Kenya Airways woes: Uganda protests high fares on Entebbe-Nairobi route

Uganda has written to Kenya Airways protesting high fares on its Entebbe-Nairobi route. An air-ticket costs on average over 300 dollars. Ugandan authorities say this is too high for the flight, which normally takes between...

Rwanda’s national airline begins direct flights to Europe

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, will take off today at midday for London’s second busiest airport, Gatwick International Airport, in its maiden direct flight to Europe, reports Rwanda Times. The airline’s brand new Airbus A330 that...

Ethiopian Airlines debuts first non-stop flight to Chengdu

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first African carrier to fly non-stop from Addis Ababa to Chengdu in China. It is hoped the new route will boost trade relations between China and Africa. It's also seen...

Vocational center in Somalia equipping youths with income generating skills

Mumino Mohamed is one of the best students at the vocational center in Baidoa. She has mastered the art of tailoring, decorating beautiful dresses for women. She has spent more than a year at...

Djibouti opens the most advanced modern port in Africa

Djibouti has opened a new ultra-modern mega port, the Doraleh Multipurpose port – to facilitate its efforts towards providing world class shipping platform. “With this new world-class infrastructure, Djibouti confirms its position as a major...

Uganda, Tanzania renegotiate oil pipeline agreement

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has put his signature to an agreement that should kick off the practical construction of the pipeline. Museveni closed the deal with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli at the weekend. The agreement...