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Is Uganda’s Museveni a Five Times-Elected Dictator?

Is Uganda’s Museveni a Five Times-Elected Dictator?

He’s ruled Uganda for 31 years. With five presidential terms in office, Yoweri Museveni is surrounded by controversies related to freedom of speech, human rights, allegations of nepotism, and even the killing of Ugandan citizens. But President Museveni claims Uganda is one of the most democratic countries in the world and that he is leading […]

Uganda Targets South Sudan, DR Congo With Logistics Hub

Uganda Targets South Sudan, DR Congo With Logistics Hub

Uganda is considered a cheaper cargo route for goods bound to South Sudan, than the direct route to from Mombasa to Juba. This was revealed by Mr Richard Kamajugo, the senior director for trade development at TradeMark East Africa while giving a keynote speech at the opening of the joint oil and gas convention and […]

Zimbabweans gave Mugabe freedom to destroy ‘bread basket of Africa’

Zimbabweans gave Mugabe freedom to destroy ‘bread basket of Africa’

A LEADING figure in neighbouring South Africa’s growing anti-President Jacob Zuma social movement has warned the country’s citizens not to allow their nation to be destroyed “Zimbabwean style”. Freedom Movement’s Prince Mashele told journalists this week that Zimbabwe represents a perfect example of a citizenry that allowed its leadership a free rein at destroying the […]

Ethiopia Secures U.S.$72 Million From Meat Exports

Ethiopia Secures U.S.$72 Million From Meat Exports

The Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute said the country has secured 72 million USD over the last nine months of the fiscal year exporting meat to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. UAE and Saudi are major importers of Ethiopia’s fresh goat’s meat and mutton, Institute Deputy Director-General Khalifa Hussein told The […]

Zambian Government Reverses Ban On Imported Vegetables

Zambian Government Reverses Ban On Imported Vegetables

THE Government has reversed the ban on the importation of vegetable and fruit products. Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame said her ministry had engaged stakeholders to find means of increasing production capacity of local farm producers to enable them feed the local and foreign demand of fresh produce. “We have since put […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

Zambia Exports to India Hit U.S.$475 Million

Zambia Exports to India Hit U.S.$475 Million

INDIA’s global imports stood at over US$300 billion between 2015 and 2016, with Zambia contributing US$ 475.4 million. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said Zambia contributed $ 475.4 million to India’s global imports during the period under review which stood at $ 381,006.6 million. Ms Sitharaman said India’s major import […]

EPA Trade Deal With Europe Is a Form of Colonialism, Says President Magufuli

EPA Trade Deal With Europe Is a Form of Colonialism, Says President Magufuli

Tanzanian President John Magufuli Sunday described the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as a “form of colonialism”, dampening the country’s possibility of signing the deal with the European Union (EU). “It is bad for our country,” Dr Magufuli affirmed. Addressing a joint press conference with visiting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the State House, Dr Magufuli […]

Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine

Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine

Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) has signed an agreement to import 360,000 tons of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Supply revealed on Thursday. The statement added that the move aimed to boost the country’s wheat stock allocated for subsidised bread production. The contracted wheat is scheduled to […]

Donald Trump Is Right On Congo’s Minerals, but for All the Wrong Reasons

Donald Trump Is Right On Congo’s Minerals, but for All the Wrong Reasons

A few weeks ago a British newspaper leaked the draft of an executive order proposing the suspension of a US law that imposes tight controls over the trade in Congolese gold, tin, coltan and tungsten. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act requires US companies to carry out due diligence to ensure their products […]

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