New clinical trials for neglected diseases in Eastern Africa in progress
Health

New clinical trials for neglected diseases in Eastern Africa in progress

By Mekonnen Teshome – Kampala, Ugannda – Scientists working for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) say that they are conducting research and clinical trials to find safer, efficacious and more patient friendly treatment for various Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD).

Strengthening intra-African trade linkages
Trade

Strengthening intra-African trade linkages

By Devika Jyothi – Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) took part in the 10th All African Leather Fair (AALF) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through its participation, SITA enabled beneficiary East African tanneries to access new markets and strengthen their intra-African trade linkages.

Mastercard announces Next-Generation African Leaders
Technology

Mastercard announces Next-Generation African Leaders

Fifteen teams of a total of 32 emerging African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. The 2018 cohort of Social Venture Challenge winners include projects based in Kenya, Gambia, Uganda, Somaliland, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, and Lebanon.

How the sea-based drug trade undermines democracy
NBE Blog

How sea-based drug trade undermines democracy

The east African coast plays an increasingly significant role in the global heroin trade. Heroin is shipped from Afghanistan via a network of maritime routes stretching along East and Southern Africa. Known as the ‘southern route’, this trade corridor is increasingly used by drug traffickers as a route for illicit shipment to Western Europe.

Africa electricity index examines 15 countries performance
Energy

Africa electricity index examines 15 countries performance

Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI), new report by the African Development Bank measures the level of development of regulatory frameworks in 15 African countries. The report identifies areas in which improvement is most needed in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Experts set to discuss regional fisheries, aquaculture strategy
Agribusiness

Experts set to discuss regional fisheries, aquaculture strategy

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is set organized a two days meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss on a regional fisheries and aquaculture strategy (RFAS) for 2016-2020 it has developed. Experts in fisheries from IGAD member states: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are expected to reflect on the strategy.