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Uganda to Host Co-located Africa Energy Forum Next Year

Two co-located conferences taking place in Kampala from the 6-8 February have received the official endorsement of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for Uganda and are set to welcome local and international partners to explore the region’s potential for energy development, and the necessity for enhanced off grid

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Can Cryptocurrencies Reduce Global Poverty?

Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler — this year’s Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect. Since humans are irrational we don’t fit neatly into economic models; we have cognitive limitations, social preferences, or, dare it be said, big problems with self-control. When it comes to decisions about saving

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Ending S. Sudan War: Rebecca Garang Rushes to U.S

Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, the widow of former South Sudanese leader John Garang de Mabior, is in the United States, leading a delegation of the SPLM Former Detainees group. Rebecca leads a delegation comprising former finance minister, Kosti Manibe, former deputy foreign affairs minister Cirino Iteng and former internal affairs minister

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Three Killed as S. Sudan Rebels Clash

Clashes within the rebel faction of South Sudan United Movement/Armed Forces (SSUM/A) at South Sudan border with Sudan left three soldiers dead, an official said. The senior rebel official loyal to General Peter Gatdet Yaka confirmed the incident occurred at an undisclosed border area. He said misunderstanding occurred between officers from the

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South Sudan Rebels Speak Out on Machar Replacement Reports

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction’s (SPLM-IO) head of information and public relations, Mabior Garang has dismissed claims that the rebels were lobbying to have former First Vice-President, Riek Machar replaced. Mabior Garang, in a statement issued on Wednesday, denied the claim and accused South Sudanese government officials of allegedly generating what

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Uhuru Kenyatta Declared ‘Winner’ of Kenya Repeat Election

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has declared that the just-concluded Kenya repeat presidential election was credible, free, fair and credible. Mr Chebukati has subsequently declared Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto as Kenya’s president-elect and deputy president-elect respectively. Mr Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes, which is

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