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7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

Angola. Credit: venturesafrica.com But even as people across the globe engage in discussions about how fast the continent is growing, ironically, the other discourse that goes hand in hand with this narrative is the astounding number of people who are still grappling with deep-rooted poverty in the continent. One can only wonder why there is still […]

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Ugandan lawyers seek to overturn law on presidential age-limits

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Some Ugandan lawyers on Monday sought to overturn a law that scrapped the upper age cap for presidential candidates. The law, passed last month, removed a constitutional provision that required presidential candidates to be below 75 years old. The move cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to run for re-election […]

7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

Zimbabweans in Namibia asked to pay to see President Mnangagwa

Zimbabweans living in Namibia have expressed shock and disappointment at their embassy for requiring ordinary local and Zimbabwean citizens to pay $16 in order to see visiting President Mnangagwa, local online website, the Villager reports. According to The Villager, it is widely known that the embassy is broke and is using President Mnangagwa’s visit to make money. […]

7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

“I am not a racist”: Donald Trump says after “shithole” nations remark fallout

Several days after he received heat for his remark about African countries and Haiti being “shithole countries”, President Donald Trump defended himself saying he is not racist. “I am not a racist,” Trump told reporters at a dinner photo opportunity with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump said when asked if […]

7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

China donates medical supplies worth over $10Million to South Sudan

China on Friday handed over medical supplies worth over US$ 10 million to South Sudan to support the government’s health initiative. “China is unconditionally helping us to implement our government policy of providing universal health care to all citizens of South Sudan,” South Sudan’s Minister for Health Riek Gai Kok said in Juba. “They have […]

7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017

Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to US sacked for beating wife

Mr Dickson Ogwang: Photo Daily Monitor Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States has been fired by the State Department for allegedly beating his wife. The State Minister for International Affairs, Mr Okello Oryem, confirms reports that Dickson Ogwang was immediately asked to pack his bags. “When he arrives, we shall counsel him together with his […]

7 Top Reasons Why Africa Is Still Poor, 2017