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    East Africa — Top News: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Suspends Operations Amid Security Threat, Sudan in Crisis as Death Toll Rises, and Uganda Approves Vaccine to Fight Malaria in Children.

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    Kenya Kenya: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Resumes Operations After Seven-Hour Closure

    The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has announced the resumption of normal operations after being closed for seven hours on Monday. The closure came after a suspicious object was found in one of the planes, but it was later determined to be a false alarm. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has commended the quick response of the security personnel and assured the public of the airport’s safety. The incident caused a delay in flights but service resumed later in the day. The JKIA is the largest airport in Kenya and serves as a hub for regional and international flights.

    Rwanda Rwanda: Northern Province Hit By 1,500 Disaster Cases Over Past Five Years

    Over the past five years, the Northern Province in Rwanda has recorded over 1,500 disaster cases caused by natural calamities such as landslides, floods, and drought. The lack of adequate infrastructure and road crossing structures has led to flooding that continues to affect the province. The Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority has allocated funds to rehabilitate and construct more water drainage channels and structures to prevent flooding. The government has also launched a tree-planting project to help curb soil erosion and promote sustainable forestry.

    Sudan Sudan: Almost 100 Dead in Fighting Between Army and Paramilitary Forces

    The death toll for civilians caught up in the fighting between Sudan’s military and a paramilitary force has grown to at least 100, according to a report by a doctor’s group in Sudan. The violence erupted in the capital, Khartoum, over the weekend, and casualties continue to rise. The African Union has called for an immediate end to the conflict and the restoration of peace in the country. The government has declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew in Khartoum and other cities. The fighting has disrupted daily activities for the residents and heightened fears of a return to civil war in the country.

    Uganda Uganda: Vaccine Against Malaria in Children Gets Approval

    Ghana has become the first country to approve public usage of a new experimental vaccine for children to protect them from malaria. The vaccine, developed by a British drugmaker, is seen as a breakthrough in the fight against malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year. The vaccine has been tested in clinical trials in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi and found to be effective in preventing malaria in children. The approval of the vaccine is a significant milestone in the fight against malaria in Africa.

    Tanzania Tanzania: Vice-President Calls for Efforts to Protect Environment

    Tanzanian Vice-President Dr. Philip Mpango has called on citizens to protect the environment by discouraging them from throwing garbage everywhere, especially on roads. He cited the negative effects of environmental pollution on health and the economy and urged the public to embrace a culture of cleanliness. Tanzania, which is blessed with abundant natural resources and wildlife, is facing environmental degradation due to human activities such as deforestation and pollution. The government has launched various environmental conservation initiatives to help raise awareness and promote sustainable development.

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