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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...
South Sudan will succeed against all odds – President Salva Kiir
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the global community for isolating his administration, claiming the young nation has been written off.   “I know that many in the world community have written us off and there are many out there who believe that the situation in... Read more
Uganda’s best hotel Forest cottages welcomes holiday season with Massive discounts
Forest Cottages, a Kampala-based hotel owned by Sudhir Ruparelia, Uganda’s richest man, has decided to welcome the holiday season by offering Massive discounts to its customers. The luxury hotel which recently won the Jumia Travel website’s People choice award, is located on Naguru Hill in the Bukoto area of... Read more
Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action
It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action             By Chinedu Moghalu The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President... Read more
Ethiopia urges Kenya to reconsider its Withdrawal from South Sudan
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called on Kenya to reconsider its decision to withdraw forces from South Sudan. Ethiopian Prime Minister and IGAD Chairperson Hailemariam Desalegn on Friday called on Kenya to “reconsider its decision to withdraw its forces from South Sudan and to consider its participation”.... Read more
​East Africa is a regional mobile applications laboratory, M:lab East Africa and the World Bank Group has launched Traction Camp, seeking to support emerging digital and mobile entrepreneurs across the region. With support from the World Bank Group, Traction Camp will allow m:lab East Africa to extend its capacity... Read more
Shell says protests shut flow station on Nigerian Escravos oil line
Royal Dutch Shell has shut down an Escravos crude oil flow station in Nigeria’s Niger Delta after villagers demanding aid staged a protest, the firm and residents said on Wednesday. In another blow to the oil major, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group said it had attacked the... Read more
South Sudan’s former first Vice-President, Riek Machar has vowed a return to the country, months after violent clashes forced him out of the capital, Juba. In an interview on BBC’s Hard talk programme, Machar said he was optimistic of negotiating a peace deal with South Sudan President Salva Kiir.... Read more
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame blasts France over new genocide investigation
Rwandan leader Paul Kagame warned Monday of a “showdown” with Paris after French investigators last week said they would reopen a probe into the genocide-triggering assassination of president Juvenal Habyarimana. The shooting down of Habyarimana’s French-crewed plane on April 6, 1994, kickstarted the genocide that claimed around 800,000 mostly... Read more
Following Burundi, Uganda starts process to withdraw from ICC
Ugandan has started the process of officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court . In February 2016, President Yoweri Museveni promised to pull Uganda out of ICC saying the court is biased against Africans. “ICC is not serious,” Museveni said adding Uganda and other African countries should leave the... Read more
South Sudan Army’s second highest ranking General resigns and flees into Exile
The second highest ranking officer in South Sudan people’s liberation Army the  Deputy Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Barpiny Mantuil Wicjeng has, resigned his commission in the army  and fled to the neighboring Kenya. The military general, who also in charge of moral orientation in the armed forces, accused... Read more