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Africa

South African Broadcasting Corporation Appoints Ugandan – James Aguma, Chief Financial Officer of National Broadcaster

Tian Olivier has been appointed SABC’s new acting chief executive and James Aguma has taken up the reins of acting chief financial officer, the national broadcaster said on Friday. “Mr Olivier and Mr Aguma’s a...


The Africa-America Institute to Hold Panel Discussion on Harnessing the Potential of the Power Africa Initiative

Today, more than two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans are living without access to energy. In rural communities, that number climbs to an astounding 85 percent. In June 2013, President Barack Obama launched “Power Africa”, a ...



Uganda’s Aamito Stacie Lagum Wins Africa’s Next Top Model

Uganda’s Aamito Stacie Lagum has prevailed over 11 contestants becoming the first ever Africa’s Next Top Model. “After an emotional, 9-week rollercoaster, the final 3 were whisked away to New York City, where ...



Opinion | South Sudan teeters on the brink of Civil War – Al Jazeera

Observers say ethnic tensions at the heart of ongoing fighting that may determine fate of the country — Swapping his signature cowboy hat and sharp suit for military fatigues, South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s cho...


NELSON MANDELA | 1918 – 2013 | Thousands Gather to Bury Mandela in His Home Village

QUNU, South Africa — South Africans gathered in the rolling green hills of the Eastern Cape on Sunday to conclude 10 days of national mourning for Nelson Mandela, burying a global emblem of struggle and reconciliation at a st...



Foreign Celebrities who Found Fame, Fortune And a Home in Kenya – Ugandans Jose, Bebe and Dan Top The List

Ugandan crooner, Chameleone is arguably the hottest property in East and Central Africa. The Ugandan singer has that ability to churn hit after hit and he doesn’t seem to slow down. His music journey started in Kenya when tog...



African Leadership Dialogues – Julie Gichuru Interviews Dr. Maggie Kigozi | Her Insights on Africa and Business

Julie Gichuru interviewing Dr. Maggie Kigozi, Former Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority, on Africa Leadership Dialogues. African Leadership Dialogues is hosted in Kenya as a pan African TV show that engages with le...


The World Bank | 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Africa

The Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013 is an annual report which provides the most recent, detailed, data on development in Africa. It contains macroeconomic, sectoral, and social indicators, covering 53 African countries ...



New York Times OP-ED | Don’t Save Congo – By Andrew M. Mwenda

Kampala, Uganda — Last week, the Congolese Army defeated the rebel group, M23, with the help of United Nations forces and Tanzanian and South African troops. Many observers seem to believe that this victory promises to bring ...


Ghanaian Minister Fired For Saying She Plans To Make $1Million Dollars From Politics!

A Ghanaian female deputy minister has been dismissed by the country’s President John Dramani Mahama after she allegedly said she will not quit politics until she makes at least one million dollars. Deputy Minister of Comm...



Africa Review | Uganda Rattled After Uncovering Sudanese Spying Ring

By Daniel Kalinaki — A review of Uganda’s External Security Organisation is underway following the uncovering of a Sudanese espionage operation with access to highly classified briefs, according to well placed sources i...



Mo Ibrahim Foundation | Again, No African Leader Wins Annual Good Governance Prize

The New York Times — LONDON — For the fourth time in five years, a prestigious multi-million-dollar prize offered annually to African leaders for good government went un-awarded on Monday, renewing questions about the ...


New York Times | In Africa, Seeking a License to Kill – African Leaders Debate Withdrawal From The ICC – By Desmond Tutu

CAPE TOWN — MEMBERS of the African Union met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today to discuss recent calls by some African leaders to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. These calls must be resisted. The continent has s...



The Telegraph | Africa Boasts of 55 billionaires from 10 countries

Africa, the world’s fastest growing emerging market, is now home to 55 billionaires, with an average net worth of $2.6bn. Africa is now home to 55 billionaires, up from previous estimates of 16-25 billionaires, new research h...



The New African | Deals and Dirty Tricks Bleeding Africa Dry – Tax Me If You Can!

If there is a richer, undeveloped continent on my world map, I can’t find it. Yet, by almost every conceivable measure of development, Africa is left trailing behind other continents. Why is that? Simple: the rape of the cont...


Jamie Foxx Stops by Nasdaq to Promote New Africa50 Fund – A Joint Venture Between ADB & The Made In Africa Foundation

Jamie Foxx rang the opening bell at Nasdaq Stock MarketNDAQ +1.62% to celebrate the launch of a new $500 million project development fund backed by the African Development Bank. The fund, called Africa50, is a joint venture bet...



Wired Magazine ~ Meet the Young Entrepreneurs turning Kampala, Uganda into a tech hub

By Madhumita Venkataramanan | Wired.com ~ This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on lo...


Forbes — Donald Trump Is Ignorant About Africa, Says Ugandan Mogul Ashish J. Thakkar

U.S President Barack Obama, who was on tour in Africa, pledged $7 billion to support the building of reliable electric power grids in sub-Saharan Africa.As Forbes contributor William Pentland correctly pointed out, two-thirds o...



Associated Press | Mugabe Vows To Step Down If He Loses Zimbabwe Election

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, faced one of the biggest challenges to his 33-year grip on power in elections Wednesday that were marked by scattered allegations of voting irregularities. Zimbabwean...



Two African Development Bank projects in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire receive US Treasury Awards for Development Impact

Two outstanding African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) initiatives, based in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire, received Development Impact Honors on Thursday, July 25 from the US Treasury Department in an awards cerem...


A Nigerian Website has Ranked Gayaza and Namilyango among the top 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa

A Nigerian Website has Ranked Gayaza High School, Namilyango College, Rainbow International School Uganda, and Lincoln International School Uganda, among the top 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa ~ without knowing the criter...






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