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Archives for September 2018
The Independent | September 13, 2018 Kampala, Uganda | AFP | “We used to be scared,” said Josephine Katumba, a 30-year-old hairdresser in Kamwokya, a poor suburb of Uganda’s capital Kampala. “We don’t have fear anymore.” President Yoweri Museveni has long had police beat the defiance out of his opponents, but a 36-year-old slumboy singer turned MP has energised and … [Read more...] about The pop star vs the president: Uganda’s generational fight
Julius Bizimungu | September 13, 2018 | The New Times Africa’s aviation market is predicted to top the global charts over the next 20 years. The industry growth is projected to be around 6 per cent on an annual basis, and it is a sector that many players believe has untapped potential. At the moment, however, Africa accounts for less than 2 per cent of the global air … [Read more...] about Africa’s aviation industry captains chart new course
Sipho Kings | 14 Sep 2018 | Mail & Guardian There isn’t enough electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Industry can’t grow rapidly and many people have to use paraffin and firewood for cooking and heating. To change this situation, the African Development Bank says generating capacity has to grow by 6% a year by 2040. As of now, sub-Saharan Africa has 170 gigawatts of … [Read more...] about Hydropower is Africa’s big gamble
| 06 August 2018 | asmarino.com ደመር ብኣምሓርኛ፡ ንጥፋእ ማለት’ዩ ብትግረ። ኣትላንታ ጆርጅያ ካብ’ዛ ክነብረላ ዝተዓደልኩ “ብሚዛነይስ ገነት” ከተማ ቻርሎት ሰሜን ኣመሪካ ብመኪና ኣርባዕተ ሰዓት ዝወስድ ርሕቀት’ያ ትርከብ። ስለ ዝኾነ ድማ ቀብሪ መርዓ ሓዘን ዝመስል ምብጻሕ እንከጋጥም፤ ናብ ኣትላንታ ኣንጊህካ እንተ ገሽካ፡ ምሕዳርካ ናብ ቻርሎት ምምላስ ዝመስል’ዩ ናብራናን ጉርብትናናን። እዛ ትማሊ ቐዳም ነሓሰ ኣርባዕተ ዝኸድኩዋ መገሻ ግን ንኤርትራውነት ብዝምልከት ፍልይ ዝበለ ትምህርትን ነጸብራቕን ክርእን ክሰምዕን ዝተጸበኹላ ፈስቲቫል ኤርትራ ኣትላንታ 2018 … [Read more...] about ንደመር ብኣምሓርኛ፡ ንጥፋእ ማለት’ዩ ብትግረ።
Siseko Njobeni | 10 September 2018 | Business Day Economic recovery gives car maker Volkswagen the green light for expansion Volkswagen (VW) is considering a component assembly plant in Ethiopia, in addition to the two recently announced assembly plants in Ghana and Nigeria. The foray into Africa represents a growth opportunity for the car maker in light of the … [Read more...] about VW mulls Ethiopia in Africa foray
Peter Beaumont | Tue 11 Sep 2018 | The Guardian Kremlin officials are offering arms and military services deals in exchange for diplomatic support and mineral extraction contracts Russia is engaged in a frantic new scramble for influence in Africa, which is being spearheaded by a rash of military cooperation and arms deals signed across the continent in 2018. The most … [Read more...] about Russia’s scramble for influence in Africa catches western officials off-guard
Lara Seligman | September 4, 2018 Foreign Policy Deployment of armed drones in Niger coincides with a new U.S. plan to withdraw some troops. The U.S. military will begin flying armed drones out of a remote base in Niger in the coming months, marking a significant escalation of the Defense Department’s little-noticed war against violent extremists in Africa. The MQ-9 … [Read more...] about Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand
Michael Woldemariam | September 10, 2018 | Foreign Affairs What Abiy's Plans Mean for the Country and the Region Ethiopia is on the move. The resignation of beleaguered Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in February ushered in the most significant reordering of political power in the country since 1991, when youthful guerrillas toppled the long-serving Marxist strongman … [Read more...] about Can Ethiopia’s Reforms Succeed?
J. Peter Pham, Abdoul Salam Bello, Boubacar-Sid Barry | August 31, 2018 | Foreign Policy Increased interest in the continent’s real estate and resources will enhance the bargaining power of governments there—but they need to bargain for the right things. Next week, [read this week] presidents and ministers from across Africa will make their way to Beijing for the seventh … [Read more...] about Chinese Aid and Investment Are Good for Africa
Neri Zilber Illustration by Oliver Munday | August 31, 2018 | Foreign Policy The first text message showed up on Ahmed Mansoor’s phone at 9:38 on a sweltering August morning in 2016. “New secrets about torture of Emiratis in state prisons,” it read, somewhat cryptically, in Arabic. A hyperlink followed the words. Something about the number and the message, and a similar one … [Read more...] about The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries: What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?