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07-Mar-2019 to 18:13

South Sudan contributes $2m to EAC budget

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — South Sudan has paid $2 million to the East African Community (EAC) as its membership contribution to the bloc’s budget in late February, a lawmaker told a radio show in Juba on Thursday.

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07-Mar-2019 to 17:37

Shabaab strikes Mogadishu, threatens more attacks

APA-Mogadishu (Somalia) — The Somali militant group al-Shabaab has reportedly claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly bombing at a checkpoint near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

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07-Mar-2019 to 15:21

Three Burundian nationals arrested in Uganda over "spying" for Rwanda

Kigali (APA) — At least three Burundian nationals living in refugee camp of Mbarara located in Western Uganda have been arrested by Ugandan security agents over allegedly spying for Rwanda, in a latest diplomatic row between the two countries, an authoritative source confirmed Thursday in Kigali.

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07-Mar-2019 to 14:59

UK boosts Uganda’s contraception uptake with £38m

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The UK government through The Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a 38 million US Dollars program to support Uganda Government’s population control efforts through the use of modern family planning methods.

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07-Mar-2019 to 14:52

Ethiopia’s Disaster Risk Management Center Conducts Natural Disaster Simulation...

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Center (NDRMC) conducted a natural disaster simulation exercise to improve Ethiopia’s response to emergencies.

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07-Mar-2019 to 14:47

East African states warned of heavy rainfall between March and May

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The East African region is expected to receive above normal rainfall is in the next few months, a scenario that could expose the region to increased risks of disease outbreaks.

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07-Mar-2019 to 00:55

Sudan activists defy state of emergency

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — In open defiance of the state of emergency imposed by the government, opposition groups in Sudan are spearheading a new wave of protests across the country in a bid to force long-term President Omar al-Bashir from power.

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