Maize farmers face a crisis on East Africa import rules (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Maize farmers are staring at a crisis, owing to the East African trade protocol that is increasingly allowing import of cheaper maize from Uganda and Tanzania. Uganda, whose harvesting season started in August, has already imported to Kenya huge quantities of cheaper maize, creating panic among farmers in the North Rift, Kenya’s food basket. The farmers…

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IGAD and Partners are Keeping an Eye on La Nina Effects on the Region

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) this morning kick started the 44th Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) during an opening ceremony presided over by the Minister of Environment of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, in Kampala.   The opening ceremony was also attended by the […]

Car bomb kills 5 soldiers outside Somali president’s palace: police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.     Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above the president’s palace, […]