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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...
Johnson Ondieki: Who is the General at the Center of the UN south Sudan Mission’s row with Kenya?
The Kenyan government on Wednesday announced it is pulling out its peacekeepers from South Sudan after the sacking of its national who served as the force commander. The sacking of Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki on Tuesday followed the confirmation by a special UN investigation that the mission... Read more
Uganda names new Petroleum Authority Boss
The government of Uganda has finally appointed a substantive head for its Petroleum Authority. The Agency  empowered to monitor and regulate the country’s nascent oil sector. Ernest Rubondo the man appointed to lead the Authority is an oil industry veteran in Uganda and has been at the centre of... Read more
The Gupta brothers—Ajay, Atul and Rajesh—moved to South Africa in 1993, just prior to the end of the apartheid era . The brothers’ father, Shiv Kumar Gupta,reportedly saw Africa as becoming “the America of the world,” a land of new prosperity and opportunity. The brothers have since established their... Read more
Over the years African women across the continent have pushed beyond their own limitations and pushed the women’s emancipation movement a step further with their achievements, these women have emboldened every young girl across their mother countries to want more. Today as we celebrate Women’s day, we want these... Read more
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)  announced today it has elected Ugandan native Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya to serve as its new President. Sebunya will focus on advancing a clear policy agenda for wildlife as part of Africa’s future, ensuring the continent’s blueprint for development and growth includes space and protections... Read more
H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma is the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, elected to this position by the African Heads of State and Government in 2012. She is the first woman in 50 years to lead the continental organization, including its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity... Read more
Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote, said on Monday he would build a cement plant in Zimbabwe, a major boost for the southern African country that is desperate for foreign investment. The billionaire, whose business empire includes Dangote Cement, also told journalists after meeting Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa... Read more
Ethiopia is a remarkable country. Many people have no idea what has been happening in this emerging powerhouse of Africa. The population of Ethiopia is 94.1m people, making it one of the largest countries by population, in Africa. Whilst we can all say nice things about our countries (and... Read more
With an estimated net-worth of $2.2billion, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, is probably the wealthiest African woman entrepreneur. Mrs Folorunsho Alakija made her money in the oil business. She is an African from Nigeria. I first heard of Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, when she was fighting an epic legal battle in Nigeria,... Read more
A studious former academic said to lack charisma finds himself both branded an autocrat and praised as a steady hand.  It must be tough to be barely a few weeks into a new job and read articles and academic reports in which people theorise that you are unlikely to... Read more