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Africa’s attack on internet freedom

While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online Kampala, Uganda | HILARY MATFESS & JEFFREY SMITH | In August 2017, during a new media roundtable between leaders from China and Tanzania, the Tanzanian deputy communications minister praised the Beijing government for blocking social media …

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RDB partners with global IT firm, Andela

US$80million available for specialists in 4 African countries Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Andela, a global engineering firm based in New York, has raised US$80million in venture funding to mentor software developers in the four African countries where it operates; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. The firm invests in Africa’s …

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Africa-India trade decline to US$55bn-Report

Uganda plans to intensify relations in trade, tourism and investment Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Trade between Africa and India has recorded a 30% decline in volume from US$78billion in 2014 to about $55 billion in 2017 citing a tough economic environment. However, this was more than seven times higher …

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Africa at the World Cup

An opportunity to talk about the identities and unity of a divided continent Kampala, Uganda | MAHFOUD AMARA | Africa is the world’s second most populated continent; it is home to 54 countries. Yet, according to football umbrella body FIFA’s rules, only five African countries can qualify for the World …

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CAF ban Kenyan referee for life over bribe

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A Kenyan referee who had been chosen for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been banned for life after accepting a bribe, an African Football Confederation (CAF) statement said Sunday. Marwa Range was dropped from the World Cup list after a media sting …

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COMMENT: Weaning African leaders off power

Democracy from below could be the antidote to addiction to power by leaders who refuse to leave office COMMENT | KEALEBOGA J MAPHUNYE | Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for change, despite the country’s …

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