Uganda: FDC Vows Action Against Besigye Tormentors

The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party have said they have identified police officers who brutally arrested the party’s founding president and former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, last week as he tried to address the party supporters and officials at Namboole stadium. On November 4, police smashed the windscreen of Dr Besigye’s car,

Kenya: Tz, Kenya, Uganda Inflation Trend Climbs

THE annual headline inflation rates for Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda for the month of October, 2019 went up compared to the corresponding period in September, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. Addressing a news conference in Dodoma, NBS Acting Director of Population, Census and Social Statistics, Ruth Davison, said Tanzania’s annual headline inflation

Africa: Ethiopian Takes Over IGAD Mantle After Weeks of Haggling

An Ethiopian has taken over the mantle of regional bloc, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), calming weeks of wrangles that had threatened to stall programmes for the eight-member association. But Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, a former Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, faces the challenge of unifying the bloc’s members, bringing in Eritrea and raising funds for a

Kenya: Ruto Isolated As 2022 Politics, Graft War Gain Momentum

The politics of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 is causing heavy soul-searching among politicians, with governors continuously shying away from attending functions presided over by Deputy President William Ruto. Dr Ruto’s allies now claim that the fight against corruption has been weaponised to target those who are perceived to be close to him. Some

Tanzania: Magufuli’s Four Years in Office – It Has Been a Whirlwind

President John Magufuli has clocked four years in power. To his defenders and admirers, the President has turned things around, as the country had teetered dangerously on the edge of the cliff for so long. They see his leadership as one that has decisively put the country back on the right path; one that reconnects

East Africa: Why Rwanda Is Unhappy With Uganda

President Paul Kagame has criticised Uganda for failing to organise a second bilateral meeting to discuss and resolve problems that have frozen movement of people and goods across their borders. Mr Kagame told a press conference last Friday that whereas Kigali had successfully organised a bilateral meeting in August, Kampala had failed to do the

Africa: Shalom – the New Kid On the Block

Shalom Nyandiko is evidence that with the right support and encouragement, young people can achieve their dreams. Born in 2005, in Gaborone, Botswana, to Kenyan parents, she has lived in Botswana, Kenya and is currently in South Africa where her family is based. With only four years of acting under her belt, Shalom Mong’ina Nyandiko,

Kenya: Single Mum Wants Law to Force Men to Marry Many Wives

A middle-aged woman in Lamu County has shocked locals by launching a special campaign which seeks to encourage men to practise polygamy. Alice Wambui Wangu, 32, a single mother of one, says there is urgent need for a law that will make it compulsory for men to marry at least three wives so as to

Tanzania: Establishment of National Real Estate Regulator Almost Done

ESTABLISHMENT of the real estate regulatory authority to supervise and guarantee level playing field for the fastest growing sector is on the final stage, the National Assembly heard on Thursday. Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development Minister William Lukuvi told legislators that the government is at an important stage of setting up the regulator, which

Kenya: The Nairobi Summit Is About the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

Nairobi, Kenya — As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development (ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see