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Why South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his Army chief Paul Malong
President Salva Kiir on Tuesday night removed the South Sudanese army’s chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan...
GIKONDO: The place where Africa’s cleanest city Kigali hides its Poor and dirty
There is a dirty secret behind the sparkling veneer of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Local residents call it Kwa Kabuga,...
Uganda renews its Nuclear Ambitions, signs deal with Russian firm Rosatom to build plant
The government of Uganda has agreed with the Russian Federation to cooperate in the peaceful application of atomic energy...
Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens, passengers offered test drive
thiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa. It links Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti – a stretch of more than 750km (466 miles). Travelling at 120km/h, the new service cuts the journey time down from three... Read more
Chinese company to spend 20 billion dollars developing second phase of Egypt’s new capital
China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) has signed a deal to develop and manage 14,000 acres (5,700 hectares) of Egypt’s new administrative capital at a cost of $20bn, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement on Monday. The development, which will include homes and offices and all relevant infrastructure, will... Read more
Hilton set to open Hotel in Africa’s Tallest building in Nairobi
Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd to open a 255 guest-room and suite hotel in Kenya’s capital. The hotel is set to open in 2020 and joins 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties trading or under development in 17 countries across Africa. “In recent... Read more
Using data from cellphones to help Nairobi crack Matatu stress
A collaboration between Kenyan and American universities has produced the first comprehensive public transport data for a micro minibus (matatu) system in Africa. Digital Matatus continues to collect and update data on matatu routes in Nairobi and is supporting projects elsewhere. The aim is to use technology and local... Read more
Big win for Fee Must fall student protest as South Africa caps University fees hikes
South Africa has recommended that 2017 university tuition fee increases be capped at 8 percent, the higher education minister said on Monday, after waves of student protests demanding cuts or free education. The cap is higher than South Africa’s current inflation rate of 6 percent and unlikely to quell... Read more
Abandoned by the Region, South Sudan Rebel Riek Machar is finished and the the coronation of Taban Deng as VP has started
A visit by the UN Security Council delegation this past weekend, headed by US Ambassador Samantha Power, has marked another step toward international acceptance of the replacement of First Vice President Riek Machar Teny by Taban Deng Gai, even as relations between the Security Council powers and the South... Read more
Uganda supplies 92% of Kenya’s imported electricity
Kenya’s electricity imports from Uganda grew by nearly a third in the year to July saddled by the shutdown of geothermal power grid for lines maintenance. Kenya imported 40.7 million kilowatt hours (kWh) from Uganda compared to 31 million units in the first seven months of last year –... Read more
Africa can be the engine for global growth – Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni has described the economic situation in Africa as ‘very good’ saying the continent has experienced high rates of growth despite the bottlenecks like slow infrastructure development (Hardware) and poor methods of work (Software). “Generally speaking, the situation in Africa is very good. There are high growth... Read more
African spends 35 billion dollars on Food Annually – Koffi Annan
​A statistic to pause and make you think: Africa spends roughly US$35 billion a year on food imports. Could you imagine if this money, or a substantial portion of it went to African farmers and the fishing communities instead of foreign businesses? Could you imagine what impact this would... Read more
Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan Innovation in Action
Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore... Read more