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Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda. Bundibugyo District is Uganda’s leading Cocoa producer. The president promised the cocoa farmers Government support in the development of the Cocoa value chain from production to... Read more
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report finds that there are already over 10,000 Chinese firms operating in Africa—four times the previous estimate China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand... Read more
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an initial public offering by the country’s biggest mobile operator stalled. Changes will be introduced in the legislation currently before parliament, Finance Minister Philip Mpango told lawmakers Thursday in the capital,... Read more
Tanzania bans unprocessed food crop exports
Tanzania has banned the export of foodgrain following concerns over an increase in food smuggling to neighbouring countries. At the weekend, the authorities seized 10 tracks of food products reportedly heading to Kenya at Tarekea in North Tanzania. Speaking at a national Eidd al-Fitr ceremony in northern Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro... Read more
Uganda to re-deploy troops in South Sudan
Uganda and South Sudan have reached an agreement that will see Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) re-enter South Sudan reports the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA). The Ugandan army is to be deployed along the major roads that link the Ugandan capital Kampala and the South Sudan capital Juba. “There... Read more
How to get on the Cover of Forbes Magazine
One week ago, Middlebury College in Vermont, USA bestowed upon me an incredible honor — something I never expected to receive by the age of 40: an honorary doctorate. I especially pinched myself as I sat on stage with luminaries like John Meacham because just over a month earlier,... Read more
Gen.Reuben Malek; How a South Sudan army Commander made 3 million dollars selling explosives to his own army 
A top South Sudan army official has used his position to accumulate millions of dollars through his personal business, while helping to orchestrate a conflict that has resulted in famine, according to a new report by a Washington-based human rights group. Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, the SPLA’s deputy... Read more
Adil Youssefi appointed new CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced the appointment of Adil Youssefi as its new Chief Executive. He succeeds Ben Roberts, who will become board Chairman of Liquid Telecom Kenya and concentrate on his role as the Chief Technology Officer for Liquid Telecom Group, a position he has held since 2006.... Read more
Why South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his Army chief Paul Malong
President Salva Kiir on Tuesday night removed the South Sudanese army’s chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan from his position. The official South Sudan Television and Radio, also separately broadcasted presidential decrees announcing the appointment of Gen. James Ajongo Mawut, as the new chief of general staff.... Read more
GIKONDO: The place where Africa’s cleanest city Kigali hides its Poor and dirty
There is a dirty secret behind the sparkling veneer of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Local residents call it Kwa Kabuga, and government officials call it the Gikondo Transit Center. Whatever name is used, the reality is the same. It’s a place where Kigali’s “undesirables” – street vendors, sex workers, homeless... Read more