East Africa

East Africa Times Launches September 1st

Monday, August 15, 2011
East Africa Times Launches September 1st

Our new website East Africa Times will launch on September 1st. We fill focus on covering the diaspora, business, and immigration, as well as offer life and style, religion, health, gender, women, and metro coverage-- plus much more. Please contact us if interested in getting involved. »

What’s The Latest News Abroad & Home This Week?

Monday, August 15, 2011
What’s The Latest News Abroad & Home This Week?

Ugandans Abroad helps keep the East African diaspora up to date- on news abroad and back home. U.S. federal crackdown on employers using undocumented workers sends more employees underground, community meetings on immigration authorities access to fingerprints of those arrested, Kenyans abroad can get absentee ballot, Mabira controversy back home. »

Ugandan Shilling Hits Greatest Low in 18 Years

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ugandan Shilling Hits Greatest Low in 18 Years

The Ugandan shilling tumbled to almost sh2,800 per dollar-- the weakest it's been against the dollar since 1993. Meanwhile, the opposition vows to continue the walk-to-work protests to protest the rising cost of living, particularly fuel and food costs. »

Violence in U.K. Causes Fear In African Immigrant Communities

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Violence in U.K. Causes Fear In African Immigrant Communities

Cities in England suffered a fourth night of violence, causing fear and anxiety in many African immigrant communities in London, Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Birmingham. »

Africans Abroad Rally In New York For Famine Victims

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Africans Abroad Rally In New York For Famine Victims

More than a hundred African immigrants, as well as friends of Africa, mobilized in Times Square over the weekend to raise awareness of the devastating famine in the Horn of Africa. »

News Round-Up for Diaspora and Friends

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
News Round-Up for Diaspora and Friends

President Obama announces $105 million in emergency humanitarian relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. Africa.com launches a social coupon website for the African diaspora, with deals for discounted airfare, money transfers, phone cards, and other products. Plus more diaspora news. »

The Latest On the East African Famine

Monday, August 8, 2011
The Latest On the East African Famine

Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are fleeing into Ethiopia and Kenya from the worst famine in southern Somalia, a man-made crisis that has serious implications for the Horn of Africa and East Africa. »

Ugandan Teen in New York Fundraises For Mbarara Kids

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ugandan Teen in New York Fundraises For Mbarara Kids

A New York student organization, founded by a Ugandan teen in the diaspora, held a fundraiser to support children at a primary school in Mbarara. »

Rwandan women talk about rebuilding & business

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rwandan women talk about rebuilding & business

Women continue to play an integral role in post-genocide rebuilding efforts. »

What Our Elders Back Home Face

Monday, March 14, 2011
What Our Elders Back Home Face

They are supposed to be the most respected members of our society, but the elderly back home are abused, discriminated against, and face ill treatment in hospitals, taxis, and villages. Many lost their children to war and HIV/AIDS, and have no support. »