Kenya digs in, extends Dubai flights ban as stalemate continues

Kenya has extended the suspension of all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) by another week after Dubai failed to lift a ban on air travellers from the East African nation. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Monday issued the order extending the Dubai fights…

US sanctions on Zimbabwe’s elite ricochet across economy

Callisto Jokonya stands in the cavernous factory of Imperial Refrigeration and recalls the halcyon days. In the 1990s, his factory, located in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, was buzzing. It had a workforce of 350 people, who cranked out 20,000 refrigerators per year. Today, the company employs just 50 people, and…

These are Dar’s worst performing schools

Ilala District produced the highest number of poorly performing schools in the just-announced Form Four results in the country’s commercial hub, data shows. The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (Necta) classifies examinations centres in accordance with the number of candidates. For centres (schools) classified as having more than 40 candidates…

Admission of DRC to East African bloc enters final stages

The admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the East African Community (EAC) has moved closer as the negotiations on its admissibility got to a critical stage on tariffs and taxes. The technical team from all sectors of EAC ministries are converged in Nairobi to iron out the tariff…

Ten killed by floods in Madagascar capital

At least 10 people have died in flash floods triggered by torrential rain that battered Madagascar's capital Antananarivo overnight, an interior ministry official said Tuesday. The victims were killed after "the floods caused landslides and houses collapsed," Sonia Ray, spokeswoman for the ministry's disaster management office, told AFP. Two people…

Relief as government cuts electronic tax stamp rates

Dar es Salaam. The government has marginally reduced fees for Electronic Tax Stamps (ETS) in a renewed effort to cut manufacturers’ operating costs for the benefit of final consumers. Yesterday, the government reduced the fees for Electronic Tax Stamps (ETS) in a response to concerns by manufacturers and some Members…

Dubai drops Uganda from redlist as it retains Tanzania and Kenya

Tanzania and Kenya are still locked in Dubai’s ‘Red List’ even as it removed five African countries whose citizens had been barred from visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE left Kenya and Tanzania out in its latest review, which saw Ghana, Angola, Uganda, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire allowed admission…

Caf boss Motsepe donates Sh440million to Cameroon church

The President of the Confederation of African Football, (CAF), Dr Patrice Motsepe has donated $200,000(Sh440 million) to the Catholic church in Cameroon on behalf of the Motsepe Foundation. The South African billionaire, who is overseeing the organisation of the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, (Afcon), announced the…