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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...
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...
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
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
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
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