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11 people sentenced to death for 2017 murder of anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter

A high court in Tanzania on Friday sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a well-known conservationist in the East African country more than five years ago. Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter, described as a "hero to many" for his anti-poaching efforts, was shot dead in August 2017 while riding in a taxi in Tanzania's commercial capital of Dar es Salaam.
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Long-lasting insecticidal malaria nets' biological effectiveness may be short-lived

Potentially life-saving insecticidal malaria nets, designed to be biologically effective for at least 3 years, may stop working well after just 12 months, suggests research of their use in one East African country and published online in the open access journal BMJ Global Health. These nets have proved essential in...
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As some East African nations embrace GMO corn imports, Burundi says ‘no’

The Burundi government has indicated that it will not allow the importation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the country despite some East African Community member states opening up for the products. “GMO is not allowed in Burundi, not even importing them; they are totally prohibited. It’s only the hybrids...
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Africa Data Centres to expand Sameer facility in Nairobi by 15MW

Africa Data Centres is expanding its Sameer facility in Nairobi by up to 15MW of IT load; The facility will be built in the company's leading-edge modular design. Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies a pan-African technology group, is pleased to announce it has secured a piece of land adjacent to its existing data centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and plans to expand the facility up to an extra 15MW of IT load. The build will be completed in the first half of 2024 and will bring five times more than the current capacity.
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Technoserve Leading 5-Year, USDA-Funded Burundi Coffee Project

The international development nonprofit Technoserve is leading a five-year program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture designed to boost the coffee sector of Burundi. Called the Burundi Better Coffee Initiative, the program is designed to help some 60,000 coffee-farming families in the East African country increase their incomes...
ArchDaily

Striking a Balance: The Dilemma in Heritage Cities

Subject to the forces of capital, migrating populations, and political circumstances, our planet’s cities are constantly evolving. This continuous evolution is evident in the built fabric of settlements, as architects and planners build upon layers of the built environment, with some having the strenuous task of having to integrate the historic urban areas of cities successfully with contemporary architectural interventions and systems.
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Plantains are everyday superstars

A few weeks ago, my uninsulated home had a chill in it that I couldn’t chase away. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I started craving my grandmother’s matoke — the small, thick, green bananas she simmers with sautéed onion, tomato and spices until the sauce turns dark and glossy, and the starchy bananas become just tender enough to break apart with a few fingers tucked behind the fold of a chapati.
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cioafrica.co

ADC To Expand Sameer Facility By 15MW

Africa Data Centres has announced that it has secured a piece of land adjacent to its existing data centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and plans to expand the facility up to an extra 15MW of IT load. The build will be completed in the first half of 2024 and will bring five times more than the current capacity.
biztechweekly.com

Second-hand Phone Commerce Startup, Badili Gets KES 230M in Preseed Funds

Second-hand phone commerce platform, Badili has raised Kshs. 230 million in preseed funding in a bid to increase its operations in Africa. The startup handles trade-ins and buybacks on behalf of major OEMs and other phone dealers with one of its major deals being a partnership with Samsung. Most buyers...
vnexplorer.net

DR Congo military accuses M23 rebels of killing 50 civilians

Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces accused the M23 rebels of breaching a ceasefire, saying that they killed at least 50 people in a massacre earlier this week and warning that the army would defend civilians from attacks. The statement on Thursday came less than a week after regional...
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China’s Sinoma Wins USD300 Million EPC Contract for Cement Plant in Kenya

(Yicai Global) Dec. 2 -- China’s Sinoma International Engineering, the world’s biggest provider of cement engineering services, has scored a USD300 million engineering, procurement and construction contract from Kenya’s Savannah Cement to build a cement plant and supporting power generating complex in the East African country. Sinoma...
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