News Articles

The youth can lead Africa into the future

Fri, 24 May 2019 09:54:24 +0100

Aya Chebbi of Egypt is the first-ever youth envoy of the African Union. Her appointment in November 2018 boosts the AU rsquo;s efforts to include the talents and skills of the continent rsquo;s bulging youth population in achieving its Agenda 2063, a ...
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No real development in Africa without regional integration

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:28:13 +0100

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Ahunna Eziakonwa is the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Eziakonwa had served as the UN rsquo;s Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia, Uganda ...
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Technology is a liberating force for African women

Sat, 18 May 2019 22:13:35 +0100

As ride-hailing apps proliferate across the globe, the year-old An Nisa Taxi in Kenya is one of the standouts in Africa. Developed by 33-year-old Mehnaz Sarwar, An Nisa is run by women and serves female passengers and children exclusively. Ms. ...
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Zimbabwe’s beef industry stampedes back to life After more than a decade in limbo, beef farmers are back in business

Thu, 16 May 2019 19:01:53 +0100

Zimbabwe rsquo;s famed beef industry, which collapsed in the 2000s following outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, is now rebounding. The Southern African country rsquo;s global beef exports resumed in 2017, 10 years after they slowed to a crawl wh ...
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British Lawmakers Join Uganda Diaspora Protest Demanding Sanctions On Museveni Regime

Sun, 12 May 2019 12:52:43 +0100

This was a good week for the prospects for democracy and eventual end to one-man rule in Uganda. At a protest organized by Diaspora Ugandans in London, British Members of Parliament (MPs), Dr. Paul Daniel Williams and Alex Sobel, condemned dictato ...
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Preparing Africa’s graduates for today’s jobs

Thu, 02 May 2019 18:11:10 +0100

Many Africans with advanced qualifications are finding their university degrees are just not enough to land a job in the current market. Ruth Rono graduated from Chuka University, Kenya, in 2015 with first-class honours. Without a job after many y ...
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Moving Africa To The Next Level

Wed, 01 May 2019 00:49:16 +0100

What could be said about a continent recorded as the world 39;s second largest and second most populous continent? A continent of about 30.3million km square, covering 6% of the earth 39;s total surface area. A continent with over 1.2 billion peopl ...
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Ugandan Opposition Candidate/singer and presidential hopeful cries out: "I have Been Placed Under House Arrest"

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:50:43 +0100

A Ugandan pop singer and lawmaker seeking to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni at the next election on Tuesday said he had been placed under house arrest. Police and military personnel used teargas and water cannon on Monday to disperse ...
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Bobi is standing for presidency out of vanity!

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:43:56 +0100

Boom Jose Chameleon will reportedly be standing for mayor of Kampala City while Bobi Wine will be standing for presidency in 2021. I have also seen several musicians and comedians that have expressed interest in joining politics, and I bet it 39;s ...
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Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir Dethroned And Arrested Because Of Increase In The Cost Of Bread

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:09:30 +0100

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled the country for nearly 30 years and is wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, has stepped down in response to massive nationwide protests that started four months ago. The demons ...
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Besigye should remain focused despite the attacks from opposition!

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:38:53 +0100

I would like to welcome back Dr. Kiiza Besigye from the running, and also appreciate the small donation he made towards Mengo 39;s efforts to fight sickle cells. Yes, the Kabaka 39;s gov 39;t has always appreciated his efforts, I guess. As for ...
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Osum: Adeleke wins at Court of Appeal

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 00:27:50 +0100

The controversy over the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke to contest the Osun governorship election has been put to rest as a Federal Court of Appeal in Akure, Ondo State reaffirmed his qualification and eligibility to contest and hold the offi ...
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Pres Akufo Addo Clarified Ghana Biggest Trade With China

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:57:45 +0100

President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana answered a Chinese student at JFK School of Government at Harvard on his 75th Birthday, about his biggest trading Partner, China. It is a question burning the minds of many Africans as well. Stories of Chinese take ...
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Re-launch and roadshows for BBC News Swahili Radio

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 19:22:18 +0100

From Mon 1st April, listeners to BBC News Swahili radio programmes can hear fresh new versions of the well-known programmes Dira Ya Dunia and Amka Na BBC. The changes will include new presenters and the introduction of accessible busine ...
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Bobi is The Common Denominator Now In All Political Divisions 

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 06:40:09 +0100

The period from 2001 until 2016 is sometimes considered the most mysterious in Uganda history.The mystery is the result, in part, of an insufficiency or even total lack of written directives on several important issues of domestic policy of the perio ...
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(Photo Report) Abdul Samad, Others Chart New Course For Africa's Development

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 22:18:10 +0100

Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Executive Chairman/CEO of BUA Group has join company executives, investors and public officials, head of the financial institution and presidential economic advisor to chart a new course for Africa at the 7th Africa ...
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“Orange Voices” from Africa. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:31:31 +0100

Each year, the world comes together in a campaign to speak out on one topic: ending violence against women and girls.Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence beginson25 November, which isthe International Day for the Elimination of Viol ...
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Climate change: Africa confronts global warming

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:36:08 +0100

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa. ldquo;Limiting warming to 1.5 deg;C is possible within the laws of chemistry and ph ...
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Ghana's budget discipline key to Cedi's performance for rest of year

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:08:17 +0100

Further depreciation of Ghana rsquo;s Cedi in 2019 is limited based on our outlook on key economic indicators and foreign exchange inflows this year. This expectation firmly stems from our view that we are to witness another period of discipline from ...
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USA Continues Economic Sabotage of Eritrea

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:08:33 +0100

On February 28, 2019 the last financial wire transactions between the small socialist country of Eritrea and all the western countries were stopped with no further wire transfers in USD$ or Euros to or from Eritrea being allowed . UNjust and illeg ...
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The people you see in Nigeria today have always lived as neighbors in the same space for as long as we can remember. So it's a matter of settling down, lowering the rhetoric, the level of hostility in the rhetoric is too high.

- Chinua Achebe