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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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The power dams puzzle

How do we ensure that new dams do not add risk to power supplies down the line? Kampala, Uganda | DECLAN CONWAY | In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus, there has been renewed interest. Many new …

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Pain of power

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Queen Elizabeth II of England has been making amazing revelations about her royal gems including how the State Crown is so heavy she risks breaking her neck when she wears it. As a result, she has to look straight up, even when reading speeches. In …

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Rwanda targets 563MW of power

Deal signed with World Bank Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda have signed a $125 million Financing Agreement for the First Programmatic Energy Sector Development Policy operation. is a concessional loan designed to boost companies in involved in the energy generation sector under …

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UEGCL sees higher profits ahead

 The company records Shs 13.9bn loss in 2016 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s electricity generation company, UEGCL, has slipped back into loss making territory a year after it registered a substantial profit in 2015 but the executives say the company has better days ahead. Financial records released in Kampala …

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Army general joins race to challenge Mali’s president in 2018

Bamako, Mali | AFP | A Malian army general and former government minister has resigned his post to stand in the country’s presidential elections in July 2018, sources close to the officer said Sunday. Moussa Sinko Coulibaly is the second person to declare his candidacy, after Kalifa Sanogo, the mayor of …

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