TENSIONS ARE HIGH BETWEEN THE RWANDAN AND DRCONGO BORDER

President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes the leaders of seven nations comprising the East African Community (EAC) bloc to discuss the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s violence-torn east. The meeting is being attended by the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi. Paul Ndiho has more

TUNISIA FLIGHTS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT DISRUPTED AMID UNION STRIKE

On Thursday, flights, public transportation, and business were disrupted across Tunisia as travelers waited with their luggage at Tunis-Carthage International Airport after flights were canceled due to the vast public sector strike to demand salary hikes and concessions on looming reforms. Paul Ndiho has more.

EMPOWERING NIGERIAN FARMERS TO ACCESS LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Many subsistence farmers in Africa lack access to local markets, let alone international buyers. So there is a huge problem, but it also offers an opportunity for Technology Startups.
In Nigeria, Winch Farms is a Technology company driving efficiency in the supply chain by providing a platform where subsistence farmers and food producers get direct access to markets without the activities of middlemen.
Earlier I spoke to Riches Attai, the CEO and Co-founded of Winch farms in Lagos, Nigeria.

EMPOWERING ZAMBIAN YOUTH WITH CODING SKILLS

Mobile app developers in Africa are scrambling to release more and more apps, many of which are primarily aimed at solving their local problems. For example, in Zambia, young software developers create applications to address their needs in many areas, including mobile banking, information gathering, farming, healthcare, and education.

For more insight, I spoke to Bright Kunda Molumba, a self-taught app developer and founder of New Age Developers in Lusaka, Zambia.

50 CONFIRMED DEAD AFTER SHOOTERS ATTACKED A CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NIGERIA

At least 50 people were killed and others injured after shooters attacked St Francis Catholic Church in the southwestern town Owo in Nigeria’s Ondo state during Mass on Sunday. The government has declared 7-days national mourning for the victims, with all flags flying at half-mast in the state. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has our report

MANSA MUSA ONLINE CRYPTO CURRENCY EXCHANGE IN ZIMBABWE

As cryptocurrencies go mainstream, countries in Africa seem to be warming up to the idea of digital currencies.

In Zimbabwe, a new startup Sawasawa Technologies, Inc., is trying to tap into this growing demand for cryptocurrencies by creating an online exchange platform dubbed Mansamusa where people can trade in Cryptocurrencies. I spoke to Thulani Mthunzi, CEO of Sawasawa Technologies based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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