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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...
Kenyan official to be held for four weeks in doping probe
A court on Wednesday ordered Kenya’s athletics manager, who was sent home from the Rio Olympics, to be held by police for four weeks as they investigate allegations that he had warned athletes about drugs tests in return for cash. Michael Rotich has denied the accusation published in Britain’s Sunday Times... Read more
Britain’s anti-doping agency has opened an investigation into newspaper allegations that doctors in Kenya supplied prohibited performance enhancing drugs to British athletes.   Undercover footage taken by the Sunday Times showed two Kenyan doctors and an associate claiming that they had given British athletes EPO, a banned blood-boosting drug.... Read more
South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius was taken to jail immediately on Wednesday after being sentenced to serve six years for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The state had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder. “Public... Read more
Former Olympic 800 metres champion Paul Ereng believes ignorance, greed and neglect by officials are to blame for the increase in doping incidents among his Kenyan compatriots. “Doping is on the rise because athletes are gullible and would want to earn so much without working so hard, while foreign... Read more
Kenya will cooperate fully with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its latest requirement to re-test Kenyan athletes ahead of the Rio Olympics, officials said on Tuesday. “We are one of the most tested nations. We are ready for the new requirement (of testing... Read more
(Reuters) – South Africa’s top appeals court ruled on Thursday that paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ conviction be scaled up to murder from culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. Last year a judge gave Pistorius a five-year jail sentence for “culpable homicide” of Steenkamp, but... Read more
  Two Kenyan athletes have been excluded from the ongoing world athletics championships in Beijing over suspicion of doping rules violations. The news came to fore soon after their qualifying runs  in Beijing. Kenya’s new 400 meters record holder Joy Zakari was omitted from the semifinals of the women’s... Read more
(Reuters) – Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany ran to a Kenyan sweep of the New York City Marathon titles on Sunday. Biwott took command by the 23rd mile and pulled away from his biggest challenger fellow Kenyan Geoffery Kamworor to claim the most important win of his career. Fourth... Read more
(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana put on a stunning display of front-running to win the women’s 5,000 metres by more than 17 seconds at the world championships on Sunday and deprive compatriot Genzebe Dibaba of an unprecedented double gold. The 23-year-old powered away from Dibaba with four laps to... Read more
(Reuters) – Usain Bolt once again produced his best when it mattered most to retain his 100 metres world title and reassert his status as the number one sprinter on the planet at a rocking Bird’s Nest Stadium on Sunday night. The Jamaican had struggled for form and fitness... Read more