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LGBT Activist Flees South Sudan Amid Threats from National Security Operatives

A sexual minority activist has fled South Sudan after facing threats from the country’s national security operatives. Asan Juma, the executive director for Access for All [AfA], said she ran into trouble for championing the rights of gays and lesbians. She claimed his community-based organization is being targeted by the South Sudanese

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Emirates Named 2018 ‘Airline of the Year’ at Air Transport Awards

Emirates Airline has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards. Emirates won the prestigious accolade based the evaluation from a jury comprised of executives and experts from different sectors within the aviation industry. Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates received the award

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Dies at 65

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said. Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer. "He died this evening. The family communicated this to me," MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters. Mr Tsvangirai's

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Museveni Meets Former NRA Abductee

President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday met an old friend Dr. Pierre Perrin, formerly working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, abducted by NRA and expelled by government forces in 1984 at the height of the NRA liberation struggle in Luwero triangle. “To my old friend Dr. Perrin of the Red

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13 Year Old Ugandan Wins African Spelling Bee Competition

Team Uganda has emerged winners at the just concluded second African Spelling Bee held on December 16, 2017 in South Africa, winning a pack of goodies, money and a 25% scholarship from Monash South Africa, one of the top 100 Universities in the World. Promise Kitara, 13, a pupil of Tororo

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Top 5 Business Risks East Africa Faces

Kenya is emerging from a protracted presidential election process and seeing a return to political stability. Nonetheless, challenges will persist in 2018 for organisations operating in the country and East Africa more widely. High debt levels in Kenya and unpredictable policymaking in Tanzania are among the key risks for businesses operating in

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Machar Rebels Invited for IGAD Revitalisation Meeting

South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) has been invited to attend the high-level peace revitalization forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 17-22 December. “You may recall that the IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] assembly of heads of state and government at its 31st extra-ordinary summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on

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