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Africa’s presidents wrongly stereotyped

They are serious political actors, not mere acentric characters | ANAÏS ANGELO | All-powerful presidents are an essential part of a stereotypical representation of African politics controlled by a few individuals, rather than by institutions. This view has been reinforced by a literary tradition sanctifying the biographies of “great men” …

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FOWODE: May your voices be bolder from now on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 was another exciting day as the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) marked the end of yet another mentoring camp for young leaders. The 26th cohort Leadership Camp closing ceremony, was like each of the 25 before it, unique in many …

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COMMENT: Africa’s leadership gap

The continent’s democracies badly need a new generation of leaders, but where are they to be found? COMMENT | STEPHEN CHAN | In every single African country, young people make up the majority of the population and they are generally very ill served by their ageing governments. Young leaders, where they …

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Zuma bemoans ANC infighting as party chooses new leader

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday blamed infighting and perceived corruption for the troubles of the ANC party, which risks losing power for the first time since the end of apartheid. Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, spoke at a party …

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Kenyatta to start disputed second term

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta is due to be sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, an inauguration delayed by two disputed polls and a series of sometimes deadly street protests. At the same time, opposition leader Raila Odinga has promised to hold a “memorial rally” …

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Museveni: Exporters to S.Sudan will be considered for bailout

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said companies that sold goods to the government of South Sudan and have not been paid will be considered for a bailout. Museveni told Uganda’s Political Leadership Retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi that these companies require government intervention because they are exporting …

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Ugandan takes charge at top brewery UBL

  Mark Ocitti Ongom was on Thursday unveiled in Kampala as the new Managing Director (MD) of Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL), taking over from Nyimpini Mabunda. Ongom is only the second Ugandan to lead the beverage manufacturer since UK multinational Diageo Plc, acquired majority shareholding in East African Breweries Limited …

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Leadership fights tearing up Lango

By Patrick Kagenda Akena faces opposition from area UPC leaders Hardly a fortnight after party President Olara Otunnu announced the UPC roadmap to 2016 that will see a new party president elected, jostling for position has intensified. In Lango region, which is regarded as the cradle of UPC because its …

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