South Sudan-Uganda: Trucks Stranded at Border

South Sudan-Uganda: Trucks Stranded at Border

JUBA, 11 April 2021 – Over 2,000 trucks ferrying food items and other merchandise from Uganda to South Sudan have been stranded a full week at the Elegu border on the Ugandan side. Ugandan truckers are refusing to drive into South Sudan unless their security is...
Kenya: MPs Call for Austerity Measures

Kenya: MPs Call for Austerity Measures

NAIROBI, 10 April 2021 – Kenyan members of parliament (MPs) are pushing the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta to embrace austerity programs and focus on rescuing the struggling economy. The East African nation’s economy contracted to 0.6 percent in 2020, down...
Kenya: IMF Told to Stop Giving Loans

Kenya: IMF Told to Stop Giving Loans

NAIROBI, 9 April 2021 – A $2.3 billion Good Friday loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sparked a storm of protest from Kenyans online. The IMF said the loan will support Kenya’s pandemic response and economic reform program, but Kenyan citizens...
Kenya: Alarm Bells Decry “Vaccine Apartheid”

Kenya: Alarm Bells Decry “Vaccine Apartheid”

NAIROBI, 8 April 2021 – The Kenyan government is ringing alarm bells to decry what Nairobi describes as potential coronavirus “vaccine apartheid”. The accusation comes after the government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced a travel ban for all travelers originating...
Kenya: Fifteen Killed in Road Accident

Kenya: Fifteen Killed in Road Accident

NAIROBI, 7 April 2021 – At least 15 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a road accident along the Mombasa-Malindi road in Kenya’s coastal region, according to news reports. The early morning accident on Wednesday was a head-on collision involving...
South Sudan: Kenyan Truckers Reminded About Safety

South Sudan: Kenyan Truckers Reminded About Safety

JUBA, 3 April 2021 – Two days after four Ugandan drivers were ambushed and killed crossing into South Sudan, Kenya Transporters Association has raised safety concerns for their drivers. Five people were burnt to death and three others injured in South Sudan on...
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