Uganda will receive US$46.5 million to improve the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) as part of a regional initiative to reduce the number of patients seeking treatment abroad. The Ugandan government will also invest $31 million in the project with the aim of actualizing the plan to turn Uganda Cancer Institute into a regional center of excellence in cancer treatment.
Members of East African Community will have a pay rise with effect from this July as the EAC implements a decision to increase their sitting allowances on top of a salary increase they got last November.
Samuel Luate Lominusk, the Republic of South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda says his government released the two leaders as part of the commitment to the resolutions of the Extra-ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Kenya Airways says it has resumed domestic operations after containing a huge fire that destroyed the Arrivals Section of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Dr. Titus Naikuni, the Kenya Airways Managing Director, in a press statement late on Wednesday said they will have limited domestic operation with the first flight out of Nairobi to Mombasa departing at 7.00pm.
Political commentators and security experts in the Horn of Africa are scrambling to make sense of the death of Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi. Zenawi, who ruled Ethiopia for 21 years, was pronounced dead on Monday in Brussels, Belgium where he had been receiving medical treatment.