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9 Jan
East Africa has not just suffered from the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, but also the worst locust plague in decades. Now, the swarms are returning, and experts are concerned about food security in the region.
15 Feb 2020
Billions of locusts are ravaging crops in East Africa – the UN warns there is a risk of catastrophe. Officials say immediate action is needed before more rainfall in the weeks ahead brings fresh vegetation to feed new generations of the pests.
9 Dec 2019
In tonight's edition :Heavy rain in more than half a dozen eastern African countries has killed at least 265 people in the past two months. With more rain in the forecast, there is now fear over waterborne diseases and the prospect of hunger as crops are destroyed. A former Nigerian governer and a current senator is sentenced to 12 years in jail. He was found guilty of stealing 18 million euros. And finally Ivorian events organizer "La Sunday" is coming up on its first birthday.
27 Jun 2019
The relative cost of moving good in East Africa is one of the highest in the world, leading to up to 75 per cent of a product cost going to logistics compared to 6 per cent in the United States. Jean-Claude Homawoo, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer of Lori Systems Kenya joins CNBC Africa for more.
23 Feb 2019
East Africa's heads of state met in Arusha on Friday 1st of February to discuss unresolved longstanding trade spats, tariff and non-tariff barriers and crippling financial challenges hang over the bloc. Ken Agutamba, Chief Strategist at ICS joins CNBC Africa for more on this.
11 Jan 2019
Buying an imported high-quality bicycle in East Africa can be prohibitively expensive. So, a Ugandan company has decieded to use a local, more natural material, to create affordable frames.
29 Nov 2018
From charging mobile phones to supplying energy for factories, one new company is exploring the potential of solar energy in Kenya and throughout East Africa.
15 Jun 2018
Music in East Africa is a record of the history, struggles and aspirations of the region. DW's Edith Kimani traces patterns in Kenyan music, from a collection of second-hand vinyl records to one of today's hottest Afro-pop bands.

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