Articles about East Africa

#ThisDayThatYear: India register their first-ever ODI win

11 Jun 2020

Sports
#ThisDayThatYear: India register their first-ever ODI win

On this day in the year 1975, the Indian cricket team registered its first-ever ODI win.

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

26 May 2020

India
Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

Just as India battles coronavirus pandemic, it is faced with another problem — locusts — who are destroying crops and entering residential areas.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

World
As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

23 Sep 2019

World
Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

In a tragic piece of news, a United States man died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania, East Africa.

England vs India: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

29 Jun 2019

Sports
England vs India: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

On Sunday, India will be out to continue their unbeaten run in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.

Here're some World Cup records that might never get broken

21 Jun 2019

Sports
Here're some World Cup records that might never get broken

The ICC World Cup 2019 is past its midway stage and it keeps getting better.

A look at India's decade-wise ODI heroes after 500th victory

06 Mar 2019

Sports
A look at India's decade-wise ODI heroes after 500th victory

India registered their 500th ODI win when they beat Australia by eight runs in the second ODI on Tuesday.

Porn detectors, 'gossip tax' on the cards for Uganda

27 Jun 2018

World
Porn detectors, 'gossip tax' on the cards for Uganda

In a bid to raise revenues and clamp down on 'gossip and immorality', the Ugandan government is looking to impose tax on social media use, and claims to have devices that can scan computers for pornography.

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

04 May 2018

Business
India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade

India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9% annually, ahead of China and the US, according to Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University's report.

Hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods made 2017 most expensive year ever

23 Mar 2018

World
Hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods made 2017 most expensive year ever

Weather and climate disasters cost countries about $320 billion last year with major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent and severe droughts in parts of East Africa contributing to making 2017 the most expensive year on record.

Global ivory seizures hit record high of 40-tonnes

24 Oct 2017

World
Global ivory seizures hit record high of 40-tonnes

Nearly 40-tonnes of trafficked ivory was seized around the world last year, a record high, according to a report by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

al-Qaeda chief Zawahir being sheltered by Pakistan

22 Apr 2017

World
al-Qaeda chief Zawahir being sheltered by Pakistan

A media report revealed that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency has been hiding al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in the port city of Karachi.