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Comoros moves forward with geothermal energy project

Comoros moves forward with geothermal energy project

The Union of the Comoros is moving forward with plans to construct a geothermal plant to supply energy to the country. The initiative envisions tapping into a geothermal…

Flooding and Economic Downturn Heighten Political Tensions in Zimbabwe

Poor economic conditions in Zimbabwe, paired with longtime leader Robert Mugabe’s lavish personal spending, have increased tensions in the country and raised questions about a possible regime change…

South Africa and Nigeria announce “Early Warning System” in Wake of Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa and Nigeria announce “Early Warning System” in Wake of Xenophobic Attacks

A South African group calling themselves the Mamelodi Concerned Residents helped organize a rally in Pretoria against foreign nationals on February 24. During the rally, citizens looted the…

Kenya’s Striking Doctors Sign Deal, Return to Work amid Mounting Death Tolls

Kenya’s Striking Doctors Sign Deal, Return to Work amid Mounting Death Tolls

Public sector doctors in Kenya ended their 100-day strike after defying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order on March 7 demanding that they resume work. On March 14, leaders of…

Somalia Suffers from Deadly Famine, Putting 6 Million at Risk

Somalia Suffers from Deadly Famine, Putting 6 Million at Risk

Somalia declared a national crisis on February 28 as an estimated six million Somalis, nearly half of the population, are now considered food insecure and are at risk…

Famine Declared in South Sudan

Famine Declared in South Sudan

Famine in South Sudan has put 100,000 refugees in immediate risk of starvation, with an additional 5.5 million people—over 40 percent of the population—predicted to be severely food…

Kenyan Universities Close as Lecturers Strike

Kenyan Universities Close as Lecturers Strike

Kenya’s University Academic Staff Union (UASU), which represents staff members of the nation’s public universities, began nationwide demonstrations on February 20 after pay talks stalled over the weekend.…

Fight Breaks Out in South African Parliament

Fight Breaks Out in South African Parliament

A fistfight broke out in South Africa’s parliament on February 9 as opposition lawmakers protested government policy ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech. Members…

Kenyan High Court Grants Somali Refugees Reprieve

Kenyan High Court Grants Somali Refugees Reprieve

The Kenyan High Court deemed the proposed closure of Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya’s Northeastern Province unconstitutional on February 9, relieving the hundreds of thousands of Somalis that…

Chinese Investments Boost Infrastructural Developments in East Africa

Chinese Investments Boost Infrastructural Developments in East Africa

Billions of dollars from Chinese investors began to transform the dream of the East African Railway Master Plan into a reality. Dating back to 2008, the plan aims…