EAST AFRICA

‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body.

More than 8 million East Africans in need of food aid due to drought, UN reports

The number of people in need of emergency food aid in East Africa has increased by 2 million to nearly 8.4 million as drought continues to ravage the region, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today.