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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 […]

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 […]

Parliament divided on Specioza bid

Parliament divided on Specioza bid

Members of parliament are still divided over Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe’s bid for the chairperson of the African Union despite claims that 1 billion shillings was invested by government  for her candidature for this job. The woman member of parliament for Dokolo district Cecilia Ogwal asked Ugandans who have contrary views about Dr. Wandira Kazibwe’s […]

Government considering airlifting Ugandans from South Sudan

Government considering airlifting Ugandans from South Sudan

The minister for Trade and Industry Amelia Kyambadde says that government is considering Airlifting Ugandans from South Sudan following the latest conflict that has left nearly 272 people killed, including Ugandans. Kyambadde says that government is consulting South Sudan to find a way of rescuing Ugandans from the renewed fighting in this country which has claimed […]

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