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The rise of Denis Masinde Onyango

The Independent reflects on his journey to being Africa’s best footballer Denis Masinde Onyango was on Jan.5 crowned the Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Player of the Year – Based in Africa. Uganda’s talismanic shot-stopper made history as the first goalkeeper ever to win CAF’s topmost honour; a prestigious …

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VIDEO: 2016 election losers eye EALA slot

VIDEO: The corridors of the Parliamentary building are a bee-hive of activity as those seeking to take up seats at the East Africa Legislative Assembly pitch camp, lobbying MPs for votes. A quick survey reveals 75 aspirants are bidding for 9 seats majority of who are former members of parliament who …

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New Nairobi-Mombasa train service to take 4 hours

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome Kenya will become the first country in Africa to receive brand new long- distance passenger trains in February this year. The five passenger locomotives are part of the 56 locomotives expected in the country prior to the launch of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) …

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Stained glass art

Dying elsewhere, booming in Uganda St. Peter’s Cathedral in Nsambya in Kampala is imbued with an aura that is unmistakably different from its environment. Upon entering the place, the atmosphere suddenly changes from the uniform bright light outside the edifice to a mild light interior made rich by colours filtering …

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East Africa’s biggest solar plant launched

Residents of the eastern Uganda town of Soroti may be set to enjoy more stable and affordable power supply following the commissioning of East Africa’s largest solar power plant in the district. The $19million power plant, which is Uganda’s first gridconnected solar plant, will generate 10MW of power, with the …

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Retreat sets agenda for future tourism cooperation in East Africa

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome The Ministers of Tourism from Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) – Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, accompanied by Chief Executive Officers of their respective Tourism Boards, senior Ministry officials, NCIP coordinators and EATP officials – met earlier this week at the Lake Elementeita Serena Camp …

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Surge in renewable energy investment in East Africa

Renewable electricity made up 65% of the East African region’s total installed, grid connected power generating capacity in 2015, a new report has revealed. This is significantly higher than other parts of sub-Saharan Africa where currently it stands at 28.6% and 23.5% in the ECOWAS and SADC regions respectively. Renewable Energy Policy Network …

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