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  • Google And Investment Trio Commit $100M To Improve African Broadband Infrastructure

    broadband infrastructure By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:26 am

    Google and three strategic partners have committed to investing a combined $100 million in a broadband infrastructure project to benefit African cities, with fast and reliable internet capabilities in the pipeline. The agreement signed between the four investors sees the creation of a new entity known as CSquared, which will operate as an independent company and will be based out of offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 10 Longest-Reigning African Dictators

    By Becca Blond, 12:20 pm AFKI Original

    Omar Hassan al-Bashir has ruled Sudan for 25 years and 7 months, but he’s nowhere near to being No. 1 on this list. He overthrew a democratically elected civilian government and the country has been in a state of civil war ever since. More than 1 million people are reported dead. This morning, Bashir slipped out of South Africa, where he was attending and A.U. summit, after the ICC ordered him to be detained. These are 10 of the longest-reigning African dictators.

  • Why You Should Care About Slain Ugandan Prosecutor, Joan Kagezi

    By Keren Mikva, 9:31 am AFKI Original

    On March 30, 2015, Ugandan prosecutor Joan Kagezi was shot in Kampala while traveling home with her children. She worked on high profile international cases often involving accused jihadists. Jamal Kiyemba, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, has been arrested in connection with her death. Here are 12 reasons why you should care.

  • 12 Things To Know About The Gates Foundation In Africa

    By Keren Mikva, 9:22 am AFKI Original

    In Uganda, the Gates Foundation has supported a genetically modified food project to create a new version of matooke, a banana-like staple devastated by banana leaf wilt. The GM project aims to create a modified version immune to the disease. A grant-making foundation created to tackle global challenges, the foundation still invites controversy. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the Gates Foundation in Africa.

  • Vincent Enyeama Earns 100th Cap For Nigeria In Uganda Loss

    Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria) By Peter Pedroncelli, 2:21 am AFKI Original

    The 2014 African Player of the Year nominee has been ever-present for the Super Eagles in the past few years, forming a crucial element in a strong Nigerian national team that was able to conquer the continent at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa and qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

  • Joseph Yobo Praises Nigeria Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama

    Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria) By Staff, 2:52 am

    As it stands, the Super Eagles skipper has appeared for the national team 99 times and two games have been scheduled for the month of March which may take his tally to 101 games, if he played the two games against Uganda and South Africa.

  • Brown Ideye Out Of Nigeria Friendlies Through Injury

    Brown Ideye By Staff, 3:23 am

    Brown Ideye has not played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria since November 2013 but was named in a 28-man squad for Nigeria’s fixtures against Uganda and South Africa to be played at the end of the month. He will now miss the two matches through injury.

  • Weakened Ugandan Shilling Worries Business Owners, Gives Exporters Boost

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:42 pm

    Uganda’s local currency is on a steady decline and officials aren’t guaranteeing that things will get better in the near future. For the country’s traders, fluctuation of the shilling may not be a bad thing, according to a CCTV Africa report. Exporters have room to earn more from boosted prices. However, business owners — whose livelihood is tied in with exchange rates — won’t necessarily be as lucky.

  • $15M Electronics Company Brainchild Of 27-Year-Old Ugandan Entrepreneur

    By Staff, 2:18 pm

    It’s a few minutes to midnight on a blustery Friday in Kampala, Uganda’s capital and commercial hub. Ali-shah Jivraj rips through the streets of the boisterous city at 80 mph in a white Porsche 911 Carrera S. It’s his latest toy, and he’s invited me for a spin. As we drive up to his favorite bar in town, located at the upmarket Kololo area.

  • Uganda Is Ready To ‘Get Out There,’ Expand Tourism Budget

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:26 pm

    “We believe that our infrastructure is fair enough now,” Edwin Muzahura, Uganda tourism board spokesman told CCTV Africa. “We have connectivity by over 23 international airlines to come to Uganda on a daily basis. We believe that our product is attractive enough — so now it’s time for us to step out there.” According to the report and other tourism operators, getting out there entails launching effecting regional and international marketing campaigns.

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