We are pleased to read how two of the pioneers of East African integration are reconnecting in the spirit of regional integration instead of being involved in regional spats. We shall definitely be offering important updates on this exciting development.
Somalia has restored diplomatic relations with Kenya after mediation by the Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani. In a statement by the Ministry of Information, on Thursday, Somalia said it was resuming the relations “in keeping with the interests of good neighbourliness”. Mogadishu severed ties with Nairobi on December 15, 2020, over claims of interference […]
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2021: Professor David Francis is Sierra Leone’s new face of Global Sierra Leone. He was last week appointed Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister in a cabinet reshuffle, after establishing and operationalizing the Office of the Chief Minister. The erstwhile Chief Minister had previously acted as Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister […]
Happy new month, As you have obviously gathered, this is my first newsletter and I am super excited to share it with you every first Monday of the month. With this, I round up all that is hot in Africa’s global development and social change space. At DevDispatch….. One thing we do and do well is curate […]
The Editor’s Note: Four of the most read stories last month were interviews conducted with Career Professionals from Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; Property and Real Estate business in Nairobi Kenya, attracted considerable readership too; Features on a brand new Car in South Africa, Banking and Finance in DRC, and Telecommunication and Technology in Nigeria, […]
In this short video clip, this Eritrean government representative offers a very audacious position on elections in his country. Enough to make you wince!
That is some real good news for those of us who want to see the Telco that pioneered mPesa penetrating the Ethiopian market! Could Safaricomm be the poster child of East African Telco best practice? With Afcfta with us, what lessons will other region-based telcos learn from Safaricomm?
EAR is an initiative of the Africa in Focus (AIF) Research and Communications Unit (ReComm) that seeks to integrate East African perspectives, and best practices in conversations around West, East and Southern African integration. Using whatsapp largely as the flagship communicating tool, it serves as a catalyst for conversations on the African narrative. The group has expanded […]