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Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia

Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia

Iflix, the emerging-market Netflix competitor that’s backed by Sky, is leaving Africa to double down on its business in Asia. The Malaysia-based company announced today it has sold the remaining
If we African women want hairstyle advice, we won’t ask you, Mr Museveni … | Patience Akumu

If we African women want hairstyle advice, we won’t ask you, Mr Museveni … | Patience Akumu

President’s comments about the Miss World Africa winner expose double standardsLast week, Quiin Abenakyo from Uganda was crowned Miss World Africa. A dinner invitation from Uganda’s leader of 32
Uganda is adding compulsory Chinese lessons to its high school curriculum

Uganda is adding compulsory Chinese lessons to its high school curriculum

Uganda’s education ministry is planning to add Mandarin language lessons to its secondary school curriculum at 35 schools with future plans to roll it out…
Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism

Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism

Facebook isn't responsible for government decisions to clamp down on free expression. But the question remains: How can companies stop assisting authoritarian governments, inadvertently or otherwise?
Save the Children UK chairman resigns after staff complaints

Save the Children UK chairman resigns after staff complaints

Peter Bennett-Jones, who was criticised over tackling of sexual harassment, quits as UN sack aid worker in UgandaThe chairman of Save the Children UK has resigned after complaints by staff that he was
Kenya will start teaching Chinese to elementary school students from 2020

Kenya will start teaching Chinese to elementary school students from 2020

Kenya will teach Mandarin in classrooms in a bid to improve job competitiveness and facilitate better trade and connection with China. The country’s curriculum development…
Competing Against Chinese Loans, U.S. Companies Face Long Odds

Competing Against Chinese Loans, U.S. Companies Face Long Odds

An access tunnel in the Karuma hydroelectric power station project, which is under construction on the Nile in northern Uganda. A Chinese contractor is building the power station, the first of its
Competing Against Chinese Loans, U.S. Companies Face Long Odds in Africa

Competing Against Chinese Loans, U.S. Companies Face Long Odds in Africa

An access tunnel in the Karuma hydroelectric power station project, which is under construction on the Nile in northern Uganda. A Chinese contractor is building the power station, the first of its
Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into
FGM Trial: African Couple Cast Black Magic Spells on Police, Doctors, Court Hears

FGM Trial: African Couple Cast Black Magic Spells on Police, Doctors, Court Hears

Cows' tongues bound in wire with nails and used in a black magic spell to "silence the police and the doctors" were found in the freezer of a Ugandan woman accused of committing female genital

Connecting African software developers with top tech companies nets Andela $100 million

Andela, the company that connects Africa’s top software developers with technology companies from the U.S. and around the world, has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. The new financing
Police arrest 19 people over FGM gang attacks on women in Uganda

Police arrest 19 people over FGM gang attacks on women in Uganda

Critics say police should have acted earlier on reports of forceful mutilation of more than 400 women in a month by armed groupsSixteen men and three women have been arrested for allegedly aiding and
Uganda says it deported MTN executives for “compromising” national security

Uganda says it deported MTN executives for “compromising” national security

Ugandan authorities are viewing Africa’s largest telco with suspicion, after detaining and deporting their executives this week. First, police arrested MTN Uganda’s chief marketing officer…
Uganda is set to ban foreign betting firms for “shipping” profits abroad

Uganda is set to ban foreign betting firms for “shipping” profits abroad

The international gambling business is coming under severe pressure in Uganda. On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, president Yoweri Museveni tweeted…
'It kills within hours': two die as cholera outbreak spreads in Ugandan capital

'It kills within hours': two die as cholera outbreak spreads in Ugandan capital

Health officials battle to stop disease spreading in Kampala slums with lack of toilets and poor sanitation made worse by heavy rainsTwo people have died in a new cholera outbreak in the overcrowded
East Africa’s first dedicated creative fund wants to turn the region into a global arts hub

East Africa’s first dedicated creative fund wants to turn the region into a global arts hub

The current state of East Africa’s creative industry is usually discussed in the context of one word: potential. Across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, the sector…
Woman Guilty of Female Genital Mutilation of Daughter, First UK Conviction in 34 Years

Woman Guilty of Female Genital Mutilation of Daughter, First UK Conviction in 34 Years

A Ugandan origin woman has been found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM), the first person in British legal history successfully tried under the nation's FGM laws.
Uganda’s ban on sports betting was the right thing to do

Uganda’s ban on sports betting was the right thing to do

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has ordered that no new licenses can be issued for established sports betting, gaming, and gambling companies. In addition, permits issued…
The “debt-trap” narrative around Chinese loans shows Africa’s weak economic diplomacy

The “debt-trap” narrative around Chinese loans shows Africa’s weak economic diplomacy

Hugging the shores of the Indian Ocean, Kenya’s Mombasa port is one of the biggest and busiest harbors in East Africa. Almost 1,800 vessels docked…

Showing the power of startup women’s health brands, P&G buys This is L

The P&G acquisition of This is L., a startup retailer of period products and prophylactics, shows just how profitable investing in women’s healthcare brands and products can be. A person with