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Gambia’s Barrow to be given instruments of power from neighboring Senegal

Gambia’s Barrow to be given instruments of power from neighboring Senegal

Gambia’s President-elect , Adama Barrow is set to be sworn in later today at country’s embassy in neighboring Senegal. In message, posted on twitter earlier today, 19th January 2017, Adama Barrow’s, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince President Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed […]

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 […]

African Union in campaign petitioning the African Parliament for UN reforms in favor of Africa.

African Union in campaign petitioning the African Parliament for UN reforms in favor of Africa.

The African Union (AU), through the African Parliamentary Alliance last week started an advocacy campaign for UN reforms that they say will spearhead ideas that will be in favor of Africa. The campaign aims at soliciting 10 million signatures across the continent so as to petition the Pan African Parliament which will debate and pass a resolution calling the […]

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 […]

Fifa World Rankings: Uganda tops East Africa,Kenya drop and Cote D’Ivoire best in Africa

Fifa World Rankings: Uganda tops East Africa,Kenya drop and Cote D’Ivoire best in Africa

Uganda is the best ranked country in the East African region with neighbours Kenya dropping in the latest Fifa world rankings released on 15th September 2016. This comes after Uganda ended a 38-year wait by qualifying to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as one of two best placed runners-up. Uganda cranes coach Milutin […]

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

The United Nations (UN) has officially communicated to Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) declining to compensate three helicopters that crashed in Kenya in 2012. The helicopters crashed on the slopes of Mount Kenya on August 12th, 2012 on their way to beef up the mission to fight against Al Shabaab militias, under the UN-sponsored African Union Mission (AMISON) in Somalia. The […]

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 […]

Over 2million infected with AIDS annually as experts warn of complacency

Over 2million infected with AIDS annually as experts warn of complacency

Some two-and-a-half million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year, according to a new study published on Tuesday, even as drugs have slashed the death rate and virus-carriers live ever longer on anti-retroviral treatment. Where as results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine show some promising results, this could […]

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