Corruption, taxes cut Kenya's competitive edge in global ranking (Business Daily (Kenya))

Corruption and burdensome taxes have cut Kenya’s competitiveness in the latest ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country is ranked 99th out of 140 economies in the 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released Wednesday, down from 90 last year and trails regional rival Rwanda-which has risen to position 58. Corruption was cited as the…

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Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]

African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood

Nigerian actress Olajumoke Bello Aruwajoye had an “out-of-body” experience when she arrived in Hollywood. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing, it’s exciting for me because I never thought I would be here,” she said. Aruwajoye is one of a small handful of entertainment professionals from Africa who got a chance to come to Los Angeles for three […]