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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...
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
New South Sudan Rebel Group Gains Supporters, General aims to Make Equatoria a Federal state in Uganda
A new rebel group in war-torn South Sudan has gained some high-level supporters, both within the country and the South Sudanese diaspora. General Faiz Ismail Futur announced this week that he has resigned his post in the main rebel group, the SPLM-IO, to join the National Salvation Front. Futur,... Read more
Uganda’s Police Spokesman Killed by Unknown Boda Boda assasins
Unknown gunmen killed the spokesman for Uganda’s police force and also his bodyguard and driver early on Friday as the official left his home in the capital Kampala, a government spokesman said. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi and the two other victims were killed in... Read more
After 30 years at CAF, it is over for Issa Hayatou, Madagascar’s Ahmed Ahmed is the New African Football Boss
After 30 years at the Helm of African Football, Issa Hayatou has lost his Position to Madagascar’s Ahmed Ahmed, he lost by 14 votes. He got 20 votes while Ahmed Ahmed got 34 votes. Ahmad is the President of Malagasy Football Federation, and not much has been heard from... Read more
As New rebel groups rise,  South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar’s group falters, failing to supply troops with weapons
A South Sudanese rebel official has resigned amid accusation that is leader, Riek Machar failed to supply weapons and ammunition to its forces in the greater Equatoria region, despite the “commitment” of its troops to the country’s rebel movement. Col. Nyariji Jermilili Roman, who resigned over the weekend, was... 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
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