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Corruption Monitor Paints Grim Picture in Africa for 2017

Corruption Monitor Paints Grim Picture in Africa for 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to appear at the bottom of Transparency International's annual index, with the violent, chaotic East African nation of Somalia maintaining its 12-year streak as the lowest rated nation on the chart that …

Off-grid Power Pioneers Pour Into West Africa

Off-grid Power Pioneers Pour Into West Africa

Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame's new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast's power grid, but it's perfectly located for solar power entrepreneurs.

Buoyed by success in East Africa, …

Students want increased involvement in legislative processes

Students want increased involvement in legislative processes

University student leaders in eastern Uganda say they are interested in engaging in legislation and governance of the country but are constrained by the unavailability of enabling platforms.

The students voiced their concern during an …

Increased likelihood of near to enhanced rainfall over much of the Greater Horn of Africa, regional climate outlook indicates

Increased likelihood of near to enhanced rainfall over much of the Greater Horn of Africa, regional climate outlook indicates

The period between March and May (MAM) constitute an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region. The prediction of MAM 2018 season indicates increased likelihood of near …

Ethiopia Opens Three-Day Talks With Somali Rebels

Ethiopia Opens Three-Day Talks With Somali Rebels

The first round of three-day talks between Ethiopian officials and representatives from the Ethiopian rebel group of ethnic Somalis, Ogden National Liberation Front (ONLF), began Sunday at a secret location in the Kenyan capital of …

Ugandan Officials Under Investigation for Misusing Refugee Aid

Ugandan Officials Under Investigation for Misusing Refugee Aid

The United Nations and donor partners in Uganda are demanding accountability after claims money meant for refugees was being pocketed by Ugandan officials. Though the country has been praised for its open door refugee policy, …

UGANDAN REBELS KILL 3, LOOTING HEALTH CENTRE IN EASTERN DR CONGO – OFFICIALS

UGANDAN REBELS KILL 3, LOOTING HEALTH CENTRE IN EASTERN DR CONGO – OFFICIALS

KINSHASA-- Three people were killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels of the ADF who also looted a health centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said.

Supposed ADF (Democratic Allied …

Britain Embraces China’s ‘One Belt’ Initiative; Washington Offers Warning

Britain Embraces China’s ‘One Belt’ Initiative; Washington Offers Warning

Britain has made clear its desire to be part of China's so-called "One Belt One Road" initiative � a cornerstone of President Xi Jinping's vision to boost Chinese investment and influence across Asia, Europe and …

News in Brief 31 January 2018

News in Brief 31 January 2018

Holocaust commemoration about the past and the future: UN Secretary-General

Although hatred may appear to be on the rise, people everywhere can unite to create a world of peaceful coexistence.

That was the message delivered …

Archbishop Lwanga calls for reconciliation in Parliament

Archbishop Lwanga calls for reconciliation in Parliament

The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has urged Members of Parliament to embrace reconciliation in order to legislate peacefully.

Lwanga made these remarks during special prayers at the Parliamentary Catholic Chapel on Tuesday …

Media Blackout in Kenya as Odinga Takes Oath as ‘People’s President’

Media Blackout in Kenya as Odinga Takes Oath as ‘People’s President’

In Kenya, independent local broadcasters say the government orchestrated a media blackout Tuesday to prevent live TV coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing himself in as the so-called people's president.

Citizen TV was one …

Media Blackout in Kenya as Odinga Takes Oath as ‘People’s President’

Media Blackout in Kenya as Odinga Takes Oath as ‘People’s President’

In Kenya, independent local broadcasters say the government orchestrated a media blackout Tuesday to prevent live TV coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing himself in as the so-called people's president.

Citizen TV was one …

South Africa: President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate

South Africa: President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate

President Jacob Zuma will today, 17 January 2018, receive Letters of Credenceand Letters of Recall from Ambassadors and High Commissioners-designate at a credentials ceremony that will take place at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in …