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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...
Local governments losing out on revenues from Uganda’s small scale Gold Mining sites
In late 1990 as surveys to draw a complete minerals map in Uganda were ongoing, Majidu Musisi was one of those who assisted the surveyors and geologists from the Geological department as they went about doing their work in then Bugiri district. When the government surveyors discovered that the... Read more
Targeting General Malong and Riek Machar: Is the world finally seeing the big egos fueling South Sudan’s civil war?
​The United States proposed on Friday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist South Sudan opposition figure Riek Machar, South Sudan army chief Paul Malong and South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei. The United States circulated the three names to the 15-member council in an annex, seen by Reuters,... Read more
Why SPLA Defector General revealed plans to assassinate South Sudan Vice president Taban Deng Gai and other state secrets
The Establishment Order issued by President Salva Kiir in October 2015 played a key role in motivating SPLA Deputy Chief of Staff Bapiny Monytuil to resign his position and reveal state secrets including a plan to assassinate South Sudan’s Vice President Taban Deng Gai. he suggested in an interview. Bapiny... Read more
Tanzania’s social media policing increases the risks of government abuse
Access to digital information and communications technologies has increased dramatically over the past decade across Africa. In Tanzania, 87% of urban residents report using a mobile phone every day. In addition, 34% of the population access the internet. The vast majority use their mobile phones to do so. By Charlotte... Read more
Ethiopia’s state of emergency: both sides are determined to fight to the finish
Waves of protests have gripped Ethiopia since last November. In response the government has declared a six month state of emergency. In an interview with The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner, Asafa Jalata describes the impact of the state of emergency and what it could mean for the future of... Read more
For every Drogba there are hundreds of West African football hopefuls who struggle
By Paweł Banaś Many young aspiring footballers in West Africa see professional football, which has become a global multibillion industry, as a pathway out of poverty. Hundreds have joined football academies that have recently mushroomed all over West Africa, hoping to follow in the footsteps of superstars like Didier Drogba... Read more
CRUNCH TIME IN SOMALIA: Has Al Shabaab been weakened for good?
By Stig Jarle Hansen Several analysts have highlighted the supposed weakening of Al Shabaab, the violent Somali Islamist militant group. The Somali foreign minister Abdisalam Hadliyeh Omer claimed recently for example that the Al-Qaeda allied terrorist outfit controls less than 10% of Somali territories. Omer could also point to Mogadishu’s... Read more
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar on how he was hunted by Mercenaries and Spy Planes in the Congo forests
South Sudan’s former First Vice President, Riek Machar, has revealed that President Salva Kiir’s forces used 7 different planes to locate and kill him as they pursued him for 37 days from the national capital, Juba, to the Congolese border.“ Speaking to various radio and TV media outlets from... Read more
South Africa’s ANC goes Against President Zuma, backs release of graft report into his friends
South Africa’s ruling party said on Friday it supported the release of findings of an anti-corruption investigation into claims of political interference by friends of President Jacob Zuma, despite a court bid by Zuma to block the report.   Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was expected to reveal the findings... Read more
Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok girls
(Reuters) – Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls it kidnapped in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, the government said on Thursday. Their release came after the International Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered a deal with the group,... Read more