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East African Community To Discuss The ‘True Fish Project’

East African Community To Discuss The ‘True Fish Project’

MINISTERS and senior officials from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda are scheduled to meet next month to discuss the grand five-year project-True Fish-that starts this year. The gathering of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectoral Council of Ministers that starts on February 1 will be preceded by the Coordination Committee Session on January 31 and the Senior Officials […]

East Africa Hit By Rise In Petrol Prices

East Africa Hit By Rise In Petrol Prices

Motorists in the region will have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for petrol, diesel and kerosene. For Tanzania and Uganda prices have been steadily rising since October. For the past two months in Tanzania, petrol, diesel and kerosene increased by Tsh39.68/litre ($0.01721) equivalent to 1.75 per cent, Tsh50.22/litre ($0.02178) equivalent to 2.22 […]

Menstruation Is Now Expensive For Women And Girls

Menstruation Is Now Expensive For Women And Girls

Menstruation is a perfectly normal biological process that marks a girl’s transition from childhood to fertility. However, for most young girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, this monthly affair is a crisis. Menstruation can be managed with the appropriate sanitary items, but adolescent school-going girls suffer from a host of injustices and barriers to opportunity due to […]

The Story Corner : Randy Men

The Story Corner : Randy Men

Story… Storrrrrrrrryyyy. Y’all know how we do this now.  So, I will just go straight to the point. I heard that in one African country like that, the male patients do harass the female nurses. Wonder! I am trying to understand if the sickness didn’t hook them well that they have time to be touching […]

The Rise Of African Supermodels – Accepting The Path A Woman Choses

The Rise Of African Supermodels – Accepting The Path A Woman Choses

Today, East Africa has a number of modelling agencies, supplying both female and male models for all sorts of creative commercial work from runway fashion shows to music video shoots. It all began in 1973 when Alan Donovan, already running African Heritage the house of fashion, was asked by the Hotel Intercontinental in Nairobi, to […]

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

 MORE than 2,5 million girls have been forced to flee their homes across Eastern Africa. They are in urgent need of protection, according to findings by World Vision, the humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organisation. “We met dozens of girls across 10 countries who have been forced to abandon their education because they were driven […]

Eritrea Welcomes Ethiopia PM’s Olive Branch, Raising Hopes Of Breakthrough

Eritrea Welcomes Ethiopia PM’s Olive Branch, Raising Hopes Of Breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”. Speaking at a Martyrs’ Day event in the capital, Asmara, 72-year-old Isaias said he was sending a delegation to Addis Ababa to understand the position of […]

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak. A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls’ rights across the region. Sierra Leone introduced […]

The Adverse Effect Of Gold Mining On Women

The Adverse Effect Of Gold Mining On Women

 Scorching sun beats down on half a dozen women as they carry large sacks of crushed ore on their backs at the Osiri-Matanda gold mine near Kenya’s border with Tanzania. On wooden tables, they sieve the powdered ore into metal pans, add mercury, and heat the mixture over a charcoal fire. The air fills with […]

Khosi Liwani The Story Of A Fierce And Unstoppable Shero

Khosi Liwani The Story Of A Fierce And Unstoppable Shero

Khosi Liwani remembers working the ancient till of her father’s spaza shop as a little girl, standing on a crate to reach the buttons to give customers the correct change. Today, she watches with pride as her three cashiers use top-of-the-range scanners to ring up her customers’ purchases as hundreds of shoppers walk the aisles […]

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