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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...
Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa who made protest gesture in Rio wants to stay in U.S
An Ethiopian marathon runner who made a protest gesture against government violence versus members of his tribe at last month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that he wants to stay in the United States. Feyisa Lilesa held his arms over his head,... Read more
Another Ethiopian athlete Tamiru Demisse in protest against regime
Ethiopian Paralympic runner Tamiru Demisse crossed his arms above his head in a political protest as he went over the finish line in Rio. AFP Tamiru came in second in his 1500m T13 race for visually impaired runners. The gesture echoed the one made by compatriot Feyisa Lilesa at the end of... Read more
Kenya arrests three officials over Rio Olympics mismanagement
Kenya has arrested three top members of its Olympic committee, a Reuters witness said, after mismanagement of the contingent nearly derailed the country’s participation in the Rio Games. The east African nation notched up its biggest ever haul of medals in Brazil but doping and organisational challenges had plagued... Read more
Ethiopia’s Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist to seek asylum in America
Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa who political protest at the finish line has put Ethiopia’s biggest ethnic group the Oromo and their protest for freedom back in the limelight. However it has put him in personal danger and he faces jail time if he returns to ethiopia. Lilesa... Read more
South Africa’s Semenya takes 800 metres gold
Caster Semenya won the 800 metres final in a personal best time of 1:55.28 on Saturday, claiming her first Olympic gold medal and using her podium platform to call for unity in sport. Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba finished in 1:56.49 to claim the silver, her country’s second medal in any... Read more
Kenya’s Kipchoge wins gold at Olympic Marathon
Red-hot favourite Eliud Kipchoge stormed to a runaway gold medal in a wet men’s marathon on Sunday, the final day of competition at the Rio Olympics. The Kenyan broke away at the 35km mark and romped home to win in a time of two hours, eight minutes, 44 seconds... Read more
Ethiopia’s Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist Feyisa Lilesa, says his Relatives are in Jail
With the eyes of the world upon him, Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa used the stage of Sunday’s Olympic marathon to daringly protest his own government back home. As he neared the finish line and a silver medal, Lilesa raised his arms to form an “X.” The gesture is a... Read more
It is time to stop Persecuting Caster Semenya for being a woman
By Andy Merrick There’s an Olympics story that’s lurking in the days ahead and I want you to be prepared for seeing it now that the Track and Field program has begun. This isn’t a human-interest story per se. But it’s a story that may challenge your own humanity... Read more
Kenya’s David Rudisha retains 800m title at Rio Olympics
Kenya’s David Rudisha obliterated his rivals in the 800 metres final on Monday to become the first man since 1964 to retain his Olympic title over the distance. Rudisha, the world champion and world record holder, stormed to victory with a devastating final-lap sprint that cemented his place among... Read more
Ethiopia’s Ayana Smashes world 10,000M record at Rio Olympics
Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win Olympic gold in the women’s 10,000m in Rio. The 24-year-old, racing the distance on the track for only the second time, obliterated the field to finish in 29 minutes 17.45 seconds, breaking the previous record by over 14 seconds. Britain’s Jo... Read more