EAST AFRICA

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

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London conference on Somalia tackles drought, security reform

Heads of state from East Africa and international partners have rallied to support Somalia as it faces a devastating drought.

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Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas

The so-called “fall armyworm” pest is a “new threat” to agriculture and the economy of Southern Africa which has already spread to seven countries since the beginning of the year.

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East Africa drought pushing food prices up sharply

Food prices in some East African markets have almost doubled in the past 12 months because of an ongoing drought, an economist with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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Enforcing building codes critical to disaster risk reduction in East Africa

Developing and enforcing building codes could help East African countries to better withstand the effects of earthquakes, floods and other catastrophes.

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Should East African countries worry about rising debt?

Although debt levels in East African countries have risen over the past five years, they remain manageable, according to a recent UN report.

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Entrepreneur urges young Africans to “dream big”

Regional integration, evolving leadership, increased participation of women in politics and vibrant young people are just some of the reasons why a leading businessman is optimistic about East Africa.

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East African countries work towards a single currency

Efforts are under way in East Africa to consolidate regional economic integration that will culminate to a single currency by 2024.

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“Blue economy” to protect ocean and resources in East Africa

The concept of “blue economy” is driving discussions about how oceans and seas can be explored in a sustainable way to promote domestic resources.

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Fostering economic integration in East Africa

As the East African Community consisting of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi has agreed on a customs union and the beginnings of a common market, the EAC together with the International Monetary Fund will co-host a conference to discu

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