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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...
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
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
South Sudan government holding talks with Riek Machar’s Ex-Military chief
South Sudanese government under the leadership of President Salva Kiir on Monday revealed that it was in talks with General Peter Gatdet Yak, former Deputy Chief of General Staff in the opposition group led by Riek Machar. He defected from Machar in 2015. The government said approaching the defected... Read more
South Sudan government rejects George Clooney’s report on President Salva Kiir Corruption
A South Sudanese presidential aide denounced on Monday an investigative report accusing President Salva Kiir of having condoned corruption, describing it as “rubbish and “nonsense”. “That is a complete nonsense. Don’t ask me again, it is rubbish”, Tor Deng Mawien, presidential advisor on decentralization and intergovernmental linkage angrily toldSudan... Read more
Gabon opposition leader challenges vote as mediation mission postponed
Gabon’s opposition leader lodged a constitutional court challenge on Thursday against a presidential election he narrowly lost, hoping to overturn a result whose validity has been questioned at home and abroad. Former foreign minister Jean Ping lost the Aug. 27 election to President Ali Bongo by fewer than 6,000... Read more
Zimbabwe’s High Court ruled on Wednesday that a two-week ban by police on protests was illegal, saying it would suspend it for a week after a challenge by political activists who had said the move violated their rights. Police in the southern African nation issued an official notice last... Read more
America Opposes Riek Machar’s Return to South Sudan as Vice President
The US does not believe that South Sudan’s ousted Vice-President Riek Machar should not return to his former position, its special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth told a U.S. House of Representatives committee. Machar, who was replaced by a former ally, Taban Deng Gai, has sought refuge in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum after fleeing the... Read more
Ghana opposition woos voters with billon-dollar spending bait
The leader of Ghana’s main opposition party, Nana Akufo-Addo, climbed from his car, picked up a microphone and made a bold election promise to give every constituency the equivalent of $1 million a year if his party wins power. The money would be used to alleviate poverty by installing... Read more
South Sudan says no neighboring countries in regional force, Accuses some of Supporting rebels
South Sudan’s government has rejected the deployment of regional troops from neighbouring countries, according to a spokesperson for President Salva Kiir. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, Ateny Wek Ateny said the government agreed to the deployment of 4000 regional troops in South Sudan if important issues can be agreed on.... Read more
South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar discharged from Hospital
The leader of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar, has his health significantly improved and currently resides at a residential area in Khartoum after he was released from hospital in the Sudanese capital, his media official has confirmed. Machar was being treated... Read more