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Indian telecom operator Airtel shapes Africa exit plan

India’s biggest mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd, which owns telecom assets in 14 African countries, on Wednesday said it is looking at a potential initial public offering (IPO). Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV said the discussion on feasibility of listing its shares on an “internationally recognized” exchange was still in preliminary stage. Bharti Airtel, which […]

Ugandans pay tribute to musician Mowzey Radio

Thousands of Ugandans, including President Yoweri Museveni, have paid tribute to musician Mowzey Radio, who passed away Thursday morning. Mowzey Radio whose real name is Moses Sekibogo passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. He was a vocalist of the globally acclaimed Ugandan music duo, Goodlyfe Crew. The 34-year-old artist who many describe […]

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Côte d’Ivoire seizes 600 kg of elephant tusks and pangolin scale

Côte d’Ivoire authorities on Thursday seized about 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales, Bonaventure Adomo, head of the Ivorian anti-smuggling unit, told reporters. The ivory was ready for export to Vietnam while the pangolin scales were destined for Asia, Adomo said. According to official accounts, the traffickers came from Côte […]

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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni says he ‘loves Trump for frankness’

Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said he loves US President Donald Trump for being “frank” with Africans, calling them “shitholes” nations. Speaking to lawmakers at the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) held in Kampala, the veteran leader said the US president must be thanked for telling Africa the truth. Museveni’s comments […]

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Africa: Oxfam calls for improvement of women’s access to land

African women have little or no access to land and the means of production, a report released by Oxfam on inequality said on Monday. A survey, conducted in 35 countries, titled “Sharing wealth with those who create it”, reveals that in Senegal, only 5% of women have exclusive ownership of their land compared to 22% […]

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UN is preserving terrorism in DRC – Museveni to investigators

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday accused the United Nations of preserving terrorism in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Museveni made the comments in a statement after meeting UN officials investigating an ambush of peacekeepers in eastern Congo. According to him, UN peacekeepers have been unable to curb deadly attacks by Islamist rebels in neighboring […]

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Uganda’s Museveni signs the highly controversial age limit bill into law

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has signed the Constitutional amendment bill 2017 into law, a week after it was passed by parliament, Reuters reports. Popularly known as the Age limit bill, the amendment extends the MPs term of office to 7 years, brings back term limits into the constitution, and allows individuals above the age of […]

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces kills 100 rebels in DR Congo

Uganda People’s Defence Forces kills 100 rebels in DR Congo

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Congolese Army (FARC) have killed over 100 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) combatants in eight camps that were recently struck by joint airstrikes, local media reports. According to Brigadier Richard Karemire, UPDF spokesperson, the operation dubbed ‘TUUGO’ which started on Friday December 22, has so far been a […]

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DRC: Attackers torch President Kabila’s property in North Kivu

A house belonging to President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been attacked and set ablaze by unknown men, U.N. sponsored radio, Okapi reported. According to the radio, the main house on the farm, located near the village of Musienene in North Kivu province in the east of the country, was gutted […]

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Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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