The Independent
Kenyatta takes over as EAC chairperson at critical time
Kampala Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The East African Community’s 21st Heads of States Summit, which saw Kenya take over the chairmanship of the community, was unique in many ways, including being the first to be held virtually.  It also came at a time, when two of the members of...
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Africans take the lead on the global stage
Africa’s rising stars in global trade and development finance, show the world that it’s finally the continent’s time to shine, writes Gina Din-Kariuki The World Bank Group recently named longtime vice president Makhtar Diop to replace Philippe Le Houérou as head of the Internatio...
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Access to COVID-19 vaccine is a human right
IGAD boss says international community should unite against ‘vaccine nationalism’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As African governments struggle to secure the sought after COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Dev...
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African news, western views
How African media badly covers Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | One-third of all African stories in news outlets on the continent are sourced from foreign news services according to a new report from Africa No Filter (ANF). The ‘How African Media Covers Africa’, highlights the fact tha...
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President Kagame joins ‘Giants Club’ conservation initiative
Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has become the sixth African head of state to join the Giants Club, an international conservation initiative that connects leaders of African states with significant large mammal populations to financiers, conserv...
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African experts urge investments in nutrition
Adequate financing and political goodwill are required to tackle malnutrition and childhood stunting worsened by the pandemic Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Robust investment in food security and nutrition programs tailor-made for vulnerable demographics including children, women and...
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Joshua Cheptegei nominated for Laureus World Sportsman Award
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award 2020. Cheptegei has been nominated alongside other five international athletes who include NBA basketball player LeBron James, P...
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