EAST AFRICA

South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

SOUTH SUDAN
WAU, South Sudan: For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been cut off from assistance for over a year. Improved access in recent months has enabled IOM to reach people living further south with lifesaving assistance. Only weeks after the crisis erupted in June 2016, humanitarian access to Baggari – an hour’s drive from Wau town – was restricted. Displaced people and host communities were cut off from both relief aid and markets. In the months that followed, frequent insecurity further forced many people to flee to harder to reach areas, deeper into the bush. As part of a multi-agency effort, IOM regai
President Faure receives the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa to Seychelles

President Faure receives the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa to Seychelles

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
VICTORIA, Seychelles: The President of the Republic, Mr. Danny Faure, met with the new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, Mr. Amado Philip De Andres, during a courtesy visit to State House this afternoon. The President welcomed Mr. De Andres to Seychelles and congratulated him on his appointment as the new UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, which covers Seychelles and 13 other countries. He also conveyed his appreciation to UNODC for having been a key and faithful partner to Seychelles over the years. UNODC has been working with Seychelles since 2009, helping to boost our capabilities with regards to law and order “I would like to thank UNODC for all its support throughout the years. UNODC has
IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh PSI Review for Tanzania

IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh PSI Review for Tanzania

AMERICA, TANZANIA
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: Macroeconomic performance under the program has been satisfactory. Most quantitative targets were met, though implementation of structural measures lagged. Authorities should step up budget implementation, particularly in development spending, and macroeconomic policies will need to be closely coordinated. On January 10, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the seventh and last review of Tanzania’s economic performance under a program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI).[1] The decision was made without a Board meeting[2] and included the granting of waivers for the non-observance of the end-June 2017 assessment criteria on the floor of tax revenues and the ceiling of
Kenya Airways Unveils First Ever Non-Stop Direct Flight from East Africa to USA

Kenya Airways Unveils First Ever Non-Stop Direct Flight from East Africa to USA

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
NAIROBI, Kenya: Leading African airline Kenya Airways today unveiled the first ever non-stop direct flight from Nairobi to New York, becoming the first airline company to operate a direct non-stop flight between East Africa and the USA. Kenya Airways’ entry into the US skies is marking a milestone development to the East African tourist portfolio with expectations to attract more American tourists to the region, best known by rich wildlife resources. The B-roll includes interviews with: Sebastian Mikosz (CEO of Kenya Airways), Najib Balala (Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Kenya), James Macharia (Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Kenya), footage of aircraft and more. This material is offered for free and unrestricted news use.
East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
NAIROBI, Kenya: ‘East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy’ – Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa elaborating the theme of the 3rd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit. The East Africa’s Islamic Economy Summit 2018 which takes place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi on the 24th & 25th  of April is therefore themed around Fintech as a driver for Islamic Economy in East Africa as well as Financial inclusion in the region. Five years back, with the support of key institutions in East Africa, GBS Africa started a conversation around Islamic Finance, Islamic Ec
Uganda Referees receive their 2018 FIFA Badges

Uganda Referees receive their 2018 FIFA Badges

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SPORTS
Kampala. Uganda The FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo has called upon Ugandan referees to uphold the key values of Integrity, Performance and Fitness to guarantee their status as FIFA referees. He made the remarks while handing over the 21 badges to the FIFA referees for the year 2018 during the brief ceremony held at FUFA house, Mengo on Wednesday morning. 'It is very important for you to understand the process we are undertaking. We are trying to be open and transparent as much as we can in the process of determining Ugandans to the International list. It is about Integrity, Performance and Fitness. For as long as you have those 3, you will be on the list for as long as the rules of the game’ said FUFA President. ‘In case of challenges with Integrity, Performance and Fit
International Monetary Fund Staff Concludes Visit to Tanzania

International Monetary Fund Staff Concludes Visit to Tanzania

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: Macroeconomic performance under the program has been satisfactory. Discussions on key elements that could underpin a successor arrangement made progress. GDP statistics show continued strong growth in the first half of 2017, but other economic indicators suggest the economy may be slowing down. A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from November 30 to December 12, 2017 and held discussions on the seventh review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014 and on the macroeconomic policies and structural reforms that could underpin a successor arrangement. At the end of the mission Mr. Villafuerte issued the follow...