EABL Ups Stake In Serengeti Breweries

Regional beer giant East African Breweries Ltd is expected to spend at least $18.7 million to increase its stake in Serengeti Breweries, signaling the company’s growing faith in future prospects of the Tanzanian market.  EABL has been seeking to plug revenue holes punched by tight regulations and increased taxes in...

Diamond Platnumz Producer Lizer Classic Has COVID-19

Diamond Platnumz official producer Lizer Classic has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The WCB CEO made the announcement in a video highlighting his stay in Quarantine alongside other WCB members who were in company of his Manager Sallam SK who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19th, 2020. The Jeje hit-maker...

CAF To Postpone Events Instead Of Canceling

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) hopes to avoid cancelling any competitions, instead postponing major events in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. As it stands, the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be held in January and February will go ahead as planned despite the competition qualifiers...

Marathoner Tuliamuk Begs Runners To Run Alone

Kenyan-born American marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk has issued a passionate plea to US runners to adhere to government guidelines in the fight against Covid-19. “Fellow runners, please let’s adhere to the rules of social distancing, run alone. I don’t want to lose the privileges of running outside. Let’s do our part...

Uganda Begins 14 Day Coronavirus Lockdown

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday ordered an immediate 14-day nationwide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus which has so far infected 33 people in the country. Uganda last week banned public transport and sealed its borders and urged the population to stay home, but...

Tanzania Reports First COVID-19 Death

Tanzania recorded its first Covid-19 death on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 when a 49-year old man succumbed to the pandemic at Mloganzila in Dar es Salaam. “I regret to announce that we have registered the first Covid-19 death in the country,” Health minister Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement on...

Lizzo: Spread Love

Lizzo has urged people to "let love spread" during the coronavirus pandemic and to stay in contact with one another. The "Good As Hell" hitmaker urged her fans to adhere to social distancing guidelines to help slow the spread of the disease, but doesn't want the measures to "tear us...

World Athletics Championships Moved To 2022

The 2021 world athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, World Athletics said Monday. The announcement came immediately after Olympics organisers said the 2020 Tokyo Games -- postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic -- will now take place on July 23-August...

Police Rescue Workers Locked In Mask Factory

Police have rescued 14 workers from a mask factory in Glen Anil, Durban, where they were allegedly locked up since Monday last week. "No amount of words could ever describe my anger following a shocking report I have just received from officials I assigned to investigate a complaint I received early...

Kenya Wants 50 MP’s Tested For COVID-19

Kenya’s lower parliamentary chamber wants some 50 lawmakers to be tested for coronavirus amid fears they may have contracted the virus from a member who recently tested positive, the Daily Nation newspaper reports Local media reports say the parliament has submitted the names of MPs and parliamentary staff it wants...