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Top 24 Richest and Poorest Countries of Africa – 2020 Edition

Top 24 Richest and Poorest Countries of Africa – 2020 Edition

FEATURED, Latest News, Politics, Tourism
The Democratic Republic of Congo The Democratic Republic of Congo has a mixture of economic sectors such as mining, fishing, forestry, agriculture, and copper and cobalt. While the country’s total GDP of $48.46 billion may seem high in comparison to other African countries, but that is mostly due to its large population. With 89.56 million people living in the country, it brings the GDP per capita figure to an astounding low of $495.08. This places the country in the top ten poorest countries in Africa by that metric. Nonetheless, this country is a perfect example of a mixed economy that is trying to build towards the future. According to the African Development Bank Group, growth dropped from 5.8% in 2018 to 4.3% in 2019, due to a slowdown in extractive...
Three Injured as Cargo Plane Crashes at Airport.

Three Injured as Cargo Plane Crashes at Airport.

FEATURED, NEWS, TRAVEL
A cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia's capital. The country's transport minister said three of the four crew members on board were injured after the incident at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu on Saturday. Photos posted from the scene show the plane's cockpit crushed against a concrete barrier close to the sea. Transport minister Mohamed Abdullahi Salad told reporters that the plane had just taken off for Beledweyne town in central Somalia, but returned to the airport after detecting mechanical problems. Markings on the plane indicate that it is operated by Silverstone Air in neighbouring Kenya. A spokesman for the UN mission in Somalia, shown in photos responding to the crash, did not immediately respond to a request...
The US Government is Investing in E-commerce Start-ups in Kenya and Uganda

The US Government is Investing in E-commerce Start-ups in Kenya and Uganda

Business, FEATURED, NEWS
Despite its ongoing struggles with poverty and epidemics, there is good news coming out of Africa these days. The US government is investing in e-commerce start-ups in Kenya and Uganda in an effort to boost self-sufficiency in those regions, according to an 11 September article in Quartz magazine. Meanwhile, China has been accelerating their investment in Africa; the China National Offshore Oil Corporation is collaborating with the French oil firm Total to sink 500 wells and build the world’s longest heated oil pipeline. Finally, struggling airlines might try to boost their business by taking advantage of the growing markets there; United Airlines announced on 8 September that they are adding service to South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. About ResearchAndMarkets.com Research...
Why Kenya lost Uganda Pipeline Deal

Why Kenya lost Uganda Pipeline Deal

FEATURED, GOSSIP, NEWS, Oil & Gas
What you need to know: Uganda said it dropped Kenya after it realised it would be cheaper using Tanzania’s Tanga port.The fact that the Tanga port was already operational gave it an edge over Lamu, which is still under construction. Nearly four years after Uganda abandoned Kenya in building an oil pipeline that would have transported its oil to Lamu, it has now officially signed a Sh410 billion ($3.5 billion) deal with Tanzania, leaving Nairobi to walk alone. The deal signed on Sunday between President John Magufuli and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni will see Kampala route its oil exports through Tanzania, through the 1,445-kilometre crude oil pipeline. President Magufuli said after inking the deal in his home town of Chato that the project “is very crucial for ou...
Uganda -Kenya Mark One- year Border Peace Anniversary

Uganda -Kenya Mark One- year Border Peace Anniversary

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Kenyan leaders last week converged in West-Pokot to celebrate one year since a peace deal signed between Kenya and Uganda. According to locals, the peace initiative signed last year in Moroto has brought joy and reprieve among many families living along the border of the two East African neighbours putting an end to the perennial animosity as they share the gains achieved from signing the MOU. Leaders drawn from the Kenyan side converged at the Nasal area in Kacheliba constituency West Pokot County to celebrate the gains of peaceful co-existence 12 months down the line. Residents say they have started reaping the fruits of relative calm, with the commissioning of the Nasal water project one of the peace pact project to provide water to over 3000 families leaving along the border. Sp...
Zari Hassan Buys Herself Apartment for 40th Birthday

Zari Hassan Buys Herself Apartment for 40th Birthday

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By Keefa Nuwahereza They say life begins at 40 and Zari Hassan has taken the necessary steps to ensure she continues to eat life with a big spoon once she hits the fourth floor. The Brooklyn City College CEO will be turning 40 on September 23, and to celebrate the special milestone, the mother of five has bought herself an apartment. South Africa based Ugandan businesswoman made sure to let the masses know as she took to Snapchat and Instastories to flaunt. Sharing a blurry video of an unfinished building, Zari said the apartment will be complete and ready for occupancy on December 1st, 2020. “Just bought myself an apartment for my 40th in that unfinished block. 4 minutes from my home. Keys to be received on 1st December,” wrote Zari.
Nairobi City Stars Signs Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa from Uganda.

Nairobi City Stars Signs Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa from Uganda.

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The Simba wa Nairobi have remained active in the market as they have unveiled a player from Uganda Nairobi City Stars have continued with their transfer activities after signing defender Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa. The Ugandan left-back has returned to sign a deal with the Simba wa Nairobi. The club has confirmed in a statement on their official website: “Ugandan defender Yusuf Mukisa Lubowa is the latest player to join Nairobi City Stars. He arrives from Uganda's top-tier side Proline FC on a two-year deal. “Mukisa returned to Simba wa Nairobi to actualise his signing in the current window after a transfer move at the first time of asking in January 2020 failed to materialize.” Speaking on the new signing, club coordinator Samson Otieno said: “Mukisa is a utility back ...
World Bank Appoints New Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda

World Bank Appoints New Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Appointment comes at a time when governments of Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda are confronting both immediate and longer-term health and economic impacts of COVID-19 crisis The World Bank has appointed Mr. Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020. Mr. Hansen, who has over 30 years of experience in development practice, will lead an active multi-country portfolio consisting of over 100 projects totaling more than US$13 billion. Under Mr. Hansen’s leadership, the World Bank will work closely with the four countries to provide innovative products and services that respond to their diverse development challenges and contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, with...
Raila Odinga Meets Boat Rider Who Helped Him Cross to Uganda, Escape Detention during Moi’s Era

Raila Odinga Meets Boat Rider Who Helped Him Cross to Uganda, Escape Detention during Moi’s Era

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Raila was arrested in 1982 and detained without trial and was released in February 1988 only to be rearrested in September. The ex-premier was incarcerated again in 1989 but released in June 1991 before he fled the country to Norway in October of the same year  The ODM leader fled the country via Lake Victoria where a 19-year-old boat rider ferried him across The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has met a man who saved him from the jaws of pro-KANU government police officers in 1991. Raila whose strong criticism against former president Daniel Moi's misrule was undeniable, was fleeing the country to Norway. He had to use Lake Victoria to access Uganda and that is when he met a boat rider who assisted him to escape. Robert Njura, a resident of Budalangi...
Ex-marathon Runner, Kenya’s Kipsang Banned For Doping

Ex-marathon Runner, Kenya’s Kipsang Banned For Doping

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Our Reporter Kenya’s world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been slapped with a four year ban from competitions after missing series of doping tests. A ruling published by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday states that the ex-marathon runner was found to have missed three tests. He failed to provide timely information on his whereabouts on a fourth occasion, in 2018 and 2019. Kipsang won bronze in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympic. He broke the world record the following year in Berlin. The athlete held the record until Dennis Kimetto bettered his time the year after. Kipsang has won the New York and Tokyo Marathons and won the London Marathon twice.
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