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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...
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...
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,...
Uganda needs a caffeine fix: insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success
Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors. Today, Vietnam has emerged as the second largest coffee producer in the world. In Uganda, poor agricultural inputs and a failing institutional environment have resulted in low yields and slower development of the... Read more
The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania – from Nyerere to life under Magufuli
The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post-colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and rural collectivisation which was then replicated in other parts of the continent. As one of the few countries in East Africa not beset by internecine conflicts, Tanzania... Read more
Car Bomb Blast Kills 6 Near Hotel in Somalia’s Capital
A suicide car bomber detonated near a hotel in Somalia’s capital Monday morning, killing at least six people and injuring four others, police said. The bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Ambulances rushed to the scene. There was no... Read more
Egypt’s capital set to grow by half a million in 2017
Cairo’s population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. Greater Cairo, a metropolitan area including Cairo and parts of the Giza and Qalyubia... Read more
AU launches internet domain to bring Africans together
The African Union on Friday launched DotAfrica (.Africa), a vehicle for socio-cultural activities by forging a unique online identity which will bring products, services and information under one umbrella throughout the continent, Xinhua reports. The DotAfrica generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), an African initiative established by Africans for Africa... Read more
Ending Avoidable blindness in Malawi, the challenges of delivering Quality eye health care
On Monday 13 March, Commonwealth Day, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO, daughter-in-law of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and Vice Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, will begin a visit to Malawi to see Trust programmes there. Four out of five people who... Read more
Sudanese rebels praise Ugandan president for the release of their POWs
The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) praised the efforts of the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to ensure the release of the 259 prisoners of war who have been effectively freed Thursday in Khartoum. Kober prison authorities in Khartoum-North Thursday released 259 Prisoners of War (POWs) member of Darfur armed... Read more
Nigeria’s President Buhari appoints his Deputy Osinbajo as Acting President Indefinitely
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation lasted in London, United Kingdom. The President who spoke in a meeting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), all heads of security agencies including... Read more
How amnesty efforts in the Niger Delta triggered new violence
The introduction of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes have become common practice in countries emerging from violent conflict. Arguably, the most difficult aspect is the successful and long-term reintegration of former combatants into civilian life. By Tarila Marclint Ebiede and Arnim Langer In Nigeria this was certainly the case. The country’s... Read more
Traditional universities are on the way out: online is the future for Africa
Education has two faces in today’s world, according to a recent World Bank report. On the one hand there’s the traditional face, where learning takes place in the state-sponsored classroom. On the other are the private initiatives in which other partners take responsibility for education at all levels. By Professor... Read more