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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hisense’s Major Expansion: Acquiring Sharp America

Hisense’s Major Expansion: Acquiring Sharp America

QINGDAO, China, July 31, 2015 / PRNewswire — On July 31, Hisense Group and Sharp announced that Hisense will be purchasing all equity and assets of Sharp’s TV factory in Mexico for $23.7 million with …

La lutte contre le travail des enfants est une responsabilité commune

La lutte contre le travail des enfants est une responsabilité commune

– Déclaration de la World Cocoa Foundation sur la Recherche par sondage du rapport 2013/2014 sur le travail des enfants dans les régions ouest-africaines de culture du cacao

WASHINGTON, le 31 juillet 2015 / PRNewswire …

La base de fabrication numérisée de XCMG lance ses premières chargeuses intelligentes

La base de fabrication numérisée de XCMG lance ses premières chargeuses intelligentes

XUZHOU, Chine, 30 juillet 2015 /PRNewswire — XCMG, cinquième plus grande entreprise de machinerie de construction au monde, lance sa chargeuse intelligente de trois tonnes produite par son usine de fabrication numérisée, ce qui permet …

XCMG’s Digitalized Manufacturing Base Releases its First Intelligent Loaders

XCMG’s Digitalized Manufacturing Base Releases its First Intelligent Loaders

XUZHOU, China, July 30, 2015 / PRNewswire — XCMG, the world’s fifth largest construction equipment company, releases its three-ton intelligent loader from its digitalized manufacturing base, allowing XCMG to supply state-of-the-art equipment to the world.…

EU Increases Humanitarian Aid for Burundi Refugees (allAfrica.com)

EU Increases Humanitarian Aid for Burundi Refugees (allAfrica.com)

The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the growing number of Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries, including Rwanda.

More than 175,000 people, the majority of them women and children, are …

2016 Elections – Mbabazi 'Gives Up' On NRM (allAfrica.com)

2016 Elections – Mbabazi 'Gives Up' On NRM (allAfrica.com)

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi says he will contest for the 2016 presidency but not on the ruling party’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket.

It was expected by most, that Mbabazi, the former secretary general …

Akullo's Powers Cut, But Can Kayihura Arrest Tide of Crime? (allAfrica.com)

Akullo's Powers Cut, But Can Kayihura Arrest Tide of Crime? (allAfrica.com)

Amid reports of simmering tensions between them, police chief Kale Kayihura has trimmed Grace Akullo’s duties, with insiders hoping this will help arrest the tide of violent crime.

General Kayihura recently split the Akullo-headed Criminal …

Devolution could present forty-seven big re-elections (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Devolution could present forty-seven big re-elections (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Every democracy faces challenges, opportunities, hardships, pains, troubles and sometimes misery. Ours is no different.

Most people link troubles to elections, for they sometimes come together. By such thinking, every election is a huge trial, …

Mbabazi to Stand As an Independent (allAfrica.com)

Mbabazi to Stand As an Independent (allAfrica.com)

Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has announced that he will be contesting as an Independent candidate in the 2016 Presidential elections.

“I have decided that I will not stand in NRM as a flag-bearer but …

Civil Society Sue Ugandan Government for Law That Threatens Farmers Livelihoods (allAfrica.com)

Civil Society Sue Ugandan Government for Law That Threatens Farmers Livelihoods (allAfrica.com)

A consortium of civil society organisations filed a case in the Constitutional Court in Kampala on July 30 against the government to declare the Plant Variety Protection Act, 2014 null and void.

The law was …

From Dreams to Demons [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

From Dreams to Demons [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Once upon a time, Uganda Cement Industry (UCI) in eastern Uganda was a dream employer. The factory, like the country, had just been wrestled from the hands of colonialists. Working at this factory was a …

Reforms and Reforms: Is there any that works for Africa? (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

Reforms and Reforms: Is there any that works for Africa? (Daily Monitor (Uganda))


Many African Countries have implemented several development theories and approaches that include modernization, colonization, nationalism, structural adjustment programs etc.
Of late many countries in Africa have undertaken public sector reforms often following the NPM principles. …

Museveni overstay bad for Uganda – Matembe (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

Museveni overstay bad for Uganda – Matembe (Daily Monitor (Uganda))


BUSHENYI- Former Ethics minister Miria Matembe has accused President Museveni of personalising power, describing the move as a recipe for disaster.

Ms Matembe said the 30 years of Mr Museveni’s rule have been characterised by …