01 February 22

New networks, no access: Africa’s overlooked internet crisis

Blockchain-based telecommunications company World Mobile recently inaugurated a novel project on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar – blimp internet. The company launched two helium-filled low-altitude platform stations – aka blimps – floating 300 metres above the earth, supported by local
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17 January 22

Uganda’s Fertile Land Has the Capability to Feed 200 million People, Audit Report by FAO Finds

Uganda has the ability to feed over 200 million people, a new report by the Food and Agricultural Organization FAO has found. The report also noted that the agricultural potential of the East African nation remains untapped. In fact, 80%
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02 September 20

How gender equality can build a prosperous Somalia

The challenges of gender inequality in Somalia have become more apparent in recent decades. At the forefront of this societal evolution is the redefined role of women in the country, which is strikingly different in 2020 compared to the turn
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12 August 20

Only a happier Ethiopia guarantees Egypt’s water security

The longest river of our planet, the Nile is a result of two major tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The White Nile originates from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile originates from Ethiopia. The two merges together
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27 February 20

How popular is Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia as election looms?

With elections looming, Ethiopia finds itself at yet another defining but equally uncertain political junction. Just a few years ago, the country was tearing itself apart through anti-government protests. Now, the East African nation is in danger of tearing itself
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26 February 20

Kagame, Museveni fail to end year-long diplomatic impasse during border meeting

Ugandan and Rwandan leaders meet at border flashpoint of Katuna but return to respective capitals after only agreeing extradition treaties against political prisoners and dissidents Frosty relations between Uganda and Rwanda will continue to bubble for another forty-five days at
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20 February 20

The death of a hero taxi rider exposes police killings in Kenya

Hundreds of motorcycle taxi drivers gathered in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday in honour of one of their colleagues and to protest his death. Fellow taxi rider Daniel Mburu was shot dead on Tuesday at the age of 24
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19 February 20

2020 will be the Year of the Grasshopper for East Africa

In the summer of 2019, as warm of locust migrated from Yemen across the Red Sea and Gulf of Eden into Ethiopia and Somalia. This in itself isn’t particularly uncommon as the areas around the Red Sea are an important
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18 February 20

Burundi 2020 elections: These are the two ‘favourites’ ahead of May poll

With Burundi gearing up for historic elections on May 20, the campaign season is fast approaching and, with so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming election, few things are certain ahead of the vote. However, one thing we do know for
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25 January 20

These are the most corrupt countries in Africa

Transparency International has released its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. The index makes poor reading from an African perspective with
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