A famine is increasingly likely in East Africa as rains fail for the fourth consecutive year. Violent conflicts in the Horn of Africa are undermining efforts to help the populations in need.
A lockdown is now in place in the two central districts of Uganda where Ebola has claimed at least 19 lives. Most of the country's immediate neighbors are taking action to keep the deadly virus out.
1 Apr 2022
Millions of people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia face starvation due to delayed rains and a lackluster growing season. Aid organizations warn of a "catastrophe" if urgent action isn't taken.
27 Mar 2022
Widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without funds to the region's most vulnerable communities, aid agency Oxfam warns. The droughts in the region are elso affecting water security. As the World Water Forum continues, Dakar researchers say that a holistic approach is needed for change. And we head to D.R. Congo at the Lwiro rehabilitation centre where traumatised apes are being nursed back to health.
24 Mar 2022
Widespread hunger across East Africa could become "a catastrophe" without an injection of funds to the region's most vulnerable communities, the international aid group Oxfam warned Tuesday.
9 Jan 2021
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.