Eastern Africa



Refugees in Uganda's Imvepi Camp.

Photo - UNMISS

The UN’s refugee agency wasted tens of millions of dollars in Uganda in 2017, overpaying for goods and services, awarding major contracts improperly, and failing to avoid fraud, corruption, and waste, according to a damning internal probe. Read more


The huge boulders at Wanjenuwa

Picture by Samuel Okiror - IRIN

The town of Bukalasi and nearby villages were worst affected: 144 houses washed away, at least 46 people killed, dozens injured, 858 displaced, and 12,000 left at risk of further landslides, according to statistics from the Office of the Prime Read more


Customer Service is important to the success of Kenya’s hospitality industry

Pic by FrameStockFootages

A grim picture has recently been presented in a survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS); that of a whopping 7 million Kenyans currently unemployed with only 1.4 million desperately looking for work. The dire times have resulted in Read more

, Kenya

Djibouti is projected to take on public debt worth around 88 per cent of the country’s overall $1.72 billion GDP, with China owning the lion’s share of it, according to a report published in March by the Center for Global Development. Read more


Salia, now 18, tends to animals to provide for herself and her family. Just two years ago, Salia thought she would be a child bride.jpg

© UNFPA Ethiopia-Abraham Gelaw

Two years ago, 16-year-old Salia Shemsu waited to be married off. She had just failed the national exam, barring her from pursuing the education she longed for. As the first-born girl in her family, Salia was now consigned to household chores – and Read more