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Uber’s Uganda operation facing a driver revolt over low fees
On the 5th of July, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima Opened Pandora’s’ Box on the reality of Uber In...
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...
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
Uganda renews its Nuclear Ambitions, signs deal with Russian firm Rosatom to build plant
The government of Uganda has agreed with the Russian Federation to cooperate in the peaceful application of atomic energy in the fields of energy generation, medicine, agriculture, education and research. The focus of the cooperation will be feasibility studies for nuclear power projects, uranium exploration and evaluation, cancer management,... Read more
Even before it opens its doors in Uganda, Carlson Rezidor is locked in a Sex abuse and Corruption scandal involving a Government Minister
It has been around for over 75 years and manages a network of over 1,400 hotels and 90,000 employees, in  110 countries around the world, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel group is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. In EastAfrica, it runs the Radisson Blu chain including... Read more
Two billion people drinking contaminated water
“Today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio,” Maria Neira, who head’s WHO’s public health department, said in a statement. Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide,... Read more
Two South Sudan army generals killed in clashes with rebels
Two senior South Sudan army (SPLA) officers were killed in renewed confrontations with the armed opposition forces (SPLA-IO) in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region on Monday, The head of operations at the SPLA’s 5th division headquarters in the area, Brig. Gen. Peter Par and his counterpart for logistics... Read more
Ugandan academic Dr Stella Nyanzi charged for criticising country’s first lady on Facebook
The Ugandan government charged a prominent academic with a “cyber harassment” offence on Monday after she repeatedly posted criticism of President Yoweri Museveni and his wife on Facebook, according to court documents. Museveni, 72, has ruled the East African nation for three decades. Critics say he has failed to... Read more
South Sudan: Riek Machar rebels say they Captured town bordering Uganda, and killed 14 SPLA Soldiers
South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as “ridiculous and unfounded” by the government. The SPLM-IO insurgents loyal to former vice president Riek Machar said they freed prisoners from... Read more
Rwanda’s Kagame Is First African Leader to Address AIPAC, America’s Jewish lobby
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship Sunday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. He was the first African head of state ever to address the pro-Israel forum that brings together thousands of activists, experts and elected officials. “My message today is... Read more
Tanzanian John Pombe Magufuli sacks information minister, Warns Journalists
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli sacked the country’s information minister on Thursday, the first cabinet change since taking office in late 2015. Magufuli, nicknamed “the Bulldozer” for his strict leadership style, launched a reform drive soon after he was elected by dismissing dozens of senior public officials over allegations of... Read more
40 Million Ethiopians don’t have access to Clean water – New Report
A new report by Water Aid International an NGO that deals with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues, over 40 million people in Ethiopia do not have access to clean water, out of an Estimated population of 90 million people, 81% of Ethiopians live in rural areas. This makes one... Read more