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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...
AngloGold Ashanti Chairman Sipho Pityana asks South African President Jacob Zuma to step down
The chairman of AngloGold Ashanti called on President Jacob Zuma to step down on Wednesday, labelling the South African leader the “sponsor in chief” of corruption. “Zuma must go,” Sipho Pityana said to a huge round of applause from delegates at a mining conference. “We must seize the moment... Read more
South Africa’s Zuma says student protests could destroy universities
Widespread protests by South African students demanding free higher education could destroy universities, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. “What is happening on our campuses has the potential to destroy our universities but we have the power to change that working together,” Zuma said at an education summit. “Government... Read more
South Sudan rebels start campaign to regain control of former strongholds
South Sudan’s opposition forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-IO), have said that their troops are in full control of Morobo town in Central Equatoria. They added they have been in the town for five days after dislodging government forces. Officials of the South Sudanese army this week... Read more
50 Ethiopians killed in stampede at Religious festival
Police in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region fired teargas and warning shots on Sunday to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival, triggering a stampede that the opposition party said killed at least 50 people. The government did not give a precise death toll resulting from chaotic scenes during the annual... Read more
FRIENDLY FIRE: US Airforce kills 22 Somali Soldiers in Air Strike
Somalia’s government on Thursday requested an explanation from the United States after Somali officials said a U.S. “friendly fire” air strike killed at least 22 soldiers and civilians in the Horn of Africa nation. Officials in the semi-autonomous, northern region of Galmudug said a U.S. air strike killed members... Read more
Zimbabwe government deploys Army, tanks and police on street vendors
Zimbabwe police fired teargas at stone-throwing vendors resisting removal from city streets on Tuesday in the latest flare-up of protests against President Robert Mugabe’s 36-year rule. Army trucks and tankers joined Harare’s regular municipal police in a drive against the hawkers, pursuing them through the streets of the capital... Read more
Kenya takes steps to replace election officials after protests
Kenya is taking steps to replace commissioners on the electoral oversight body, the government said on Tuesday, part of a deal with the opposition to resolve a row that led to protests and violence earlier this year. Rivals in parliament had held talks to end the dispute over the... Read more
Gabon president Bongo sworn in after disputed poll
Gabon President Ali Bongo was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday and called for unity at a low-key ceremony following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers. Bongo’s victory by less than 6,000 votes has drawn unwelcome scrutiny on the president, whose family... Read more
South Sudan government warns neighbours not to host Rebel leader Riek Machar
South Sudan government has started soliciting for support from countries in the region not to host and provide military support to a rebel groups with ambitions to oust the Juba regime through unconstitutional means. The presidential advisor on security affairs disclosed that officials from the world’s youngest nation have... Read more
Rebel Leader Riek Machar seeks new weapons supplier as South Sudan Army plans new offensive
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Chairman Riek Machar has been meeting secretly with other SPLM-IO leaders in the capital Khartoum under instructions from the Sudanese government not to publicly discuss the ongoing internal consultations. According to a source, the rebel leader has been contemplating his next... Read more