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7 in 10 Ugandan children under five have never been registered

7 in 10 Ugandan children under five have never been registered

The first time I had to travel after having my baby was an interesting time. There was a lot of  preparation that had to go into the trip. One of the things I needed to check off the long list was getting a passport for my boy; four months old and I had to have […]

Questions still remain over the scheduled Kenyan re-election

Questions still remain over the scheduled Kenyan re-election

In an unprecedented move, the Kenyan supreme court overturned the August 8th election results and called for fresh elections within sixty (60) days of the announcement. This was declared citing irregularities and illegalities harming the integrity of the election. Suffice to say there are as many people happy as there are sad about this verdict […]

Manifestos and the children of Kenya

Manifestos and the children of Kenya

With the Kenyan general elections less than a month away and campaigns in full gear, the eight presidential candidates have prepared manifestos outlining their agendas for the next five years. The candidates are hoping to convince the people to stand by them and assure them a victory in the August 8th elections. Two of these […]

Communities for the future

Communities for the future

Everyone grows up dreaming of a better life than they have; a better situation; a better future. For children born and raised in East African slums this too is a dream they have. Residents of Kibera slum, Nairobi, hope for and hold on to these dreams; for them, their dream is just across the road […]

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

The former Congolese Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity and war crimes, was convicted of coaching witnesses and bribing them to give false testimony. The applicable law was Article 70(1) of the Rome Statute which addresses various forms of conduct that may encroach upon the […]

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania has been found to top the region in hunger levels. This according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) which was released in October 2016 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. The report which was dubbed Getting to Zero hunger notes that the developing world has made substantial progress […]

Africa’s economic growth to fall 1.6% in 2016 – World Bank

Africa’s economic growth to fall 1.6% in 2016 – World Bank

In their October 2016 report: Africa’s pulse, An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future, the World Bank Group notes that after slowing to 3 percent in 2015, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to fall to 1.6 percent in 2016. That is half of what it was last year and the lowest level […]

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

Presidents Uhuru and Kagame speak at African Green Revolution Forum

The African Green Revolution Forum that has been running from 5th September and will end on 9th September attracted major players in the region with Presidents Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyata present. The forum prides itself in laying foundations for a renaissance in Africa’s agriculture, one powered by the enormous progress increasingly evident in farmers […]

MTN downscales in South Sudan

MTN downscales in South Sudan

MTN has noted that it has faced losses in their South Sudan unit. The South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in 17 African countries had its officials in the East African country note that “We have made losses since we started operating in 2011” – This was a statement by MTN Sudan‘s head of […]

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