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Mandarin is putting in extra work to catch up with European languages in South African classrooms

Mandarin is putting in extra work to catch up with European languages in South African classrooms

Learning a language requires more than sheer enthusiasm, especially at the national level. The South African government was one of the first in Africa to…
Outrage over use of 'Miss Curvy' beauty pageant to promote Ugandan tourism

Outrage over use of 'Miss Curvy' beauty pageant to promote Ugandan tourism

Campaign involving ‘naturally endowed, nice-looking women’ sparks backlash from ministers and activistsA plan to promote Uganda’s tourist industry with a “Miss Curvy” beauty contest has caused a
Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

A high court in Zimbabwe ended the government’s restrictions on internet and social media last month.
A Ugandan government plan to add “women’s curves” as a tourism attraction is demeaning

A Ugandan government plan to add “women’s curves” as a tourism attraction is demeaning

"This is the same government which tabled a bill in parliament targeting women for dressing in a way that reveals their chest and knees."
Uganda only tolerates women’s bodies when there is money to be made

Uganda only tolerates women’s bodies when there is money to be made

This tourism ministry’s ‘celebratory’ Miss Curvy pageant jars with the way we are usually treated in our own countryPeople who move to Uganda from the west say it’s like enjoying an endless summer.
In under a month, Uganda has deported four top MTN executives, including the CEO

In under a month, Uganda has deported four top MTN executives, including the CEO

MTN Uganda's clashes with security date back to July 2 when state operatives raided its data centre, in Mutundwe, a Kampala surburb.
Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people

Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people

Communities clash over natural resources as arrivals from South Sudan and DRC plunder environment for fuel and constructionThe cutting down of millions of trees has sparked angry clashes in parts of
Uganda’s social media tax has led to a drop in internet and mobile money users

Uganda’s social media tax has led to a drop in internet and mobile money users

The ad hoc fees were introduced last year by president Yoweri Museveni in a bid to curb gossip and increase revenues.

Uganda's ruling party backs Museveni for sixth term

The executive committee of Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending the 74-year-old's tenure
Millions of Ugandans quit internet services as social media tax takes effect

Millions of Ugandans quit internet services as social media tax takes effect

Economic fears raised as online subscriptions plummet in months following launch of levy created to curb ‘gossip’Millions of people in Uganda have abandoned social media after punishing taxes were
Charity at heart of ‘white saviour’ row speaks out

Charity at heart of ‘white saviour’ row speaks out

The leaders of a Ugandan campaign group explain why they are angry about western aid agenciesJinja, a sleepy town by the shores of Lake Victoria in eastern Uganda, is a coveted place for tourists. It
Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Samuel Muriisa, 74, practices traditional medicine and has patients in the hills of Kabale District, in western Uganda. He has been a traditional healer for 27 years, after he succeeded his father.
Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Samuel Muriisa, 74, practices traditional medicine and has patients in the hills of Kabale District, in western Uganda. He has been a traditional healer for 27 years, after he succeeded his father.
Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Samuel Muriisa, 74, practices traditional medicine and has patients in the hills of Kabale District, in western Uganda. He has been a traditional healer for 27 years, after he succeeded his father.
Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work

Samuel Muriisa, 74, practices traditional medicine and has patients in the hills of Kabale District, in western Uganda. He has been a traditional healer for 27 years, after he succeeded his father.
Yoni, el malogrado héroe de Entebbe

Yoni, el malogrado héroe de Entebbe

Recordado en varias películas, el oficial de fuerzas especiales israelí fue sujeto de una controvertida biografía de Max Hastings y su última aventura la ha recreado Saul David
British charities can’t help their White Savior Complex when it comes to Africa

British charities can’t help their White Savior Complex when it comes to Africa

Comic Relief has raised over £1billion ($1.6 billion) for charitable causes in the UK and across the world
First Ever UK Woman Convicted of Female Genital Mutilation Jailed For 11 Years

First Ever UK Woman Convicted of Female Genital Mutilation Jailed For 11 Years

A Ugandan origin woman living in Britain has been jailed for 11 years after her conviction under Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) laws.
South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

South Africa’s FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

FlexClub, a South African startup that matches investors and drivers to cars for ride-hailing services, closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital. The company will use the financing
UN to explore wave of deaths linked to food aid porridge in Uganda

UN to explore wave of deaths linked to food aid porridge in Uganda

World Food Programme halts distribution of fortified cereal as four people die and hundreds suffer suspected food poisoningThe World Food Programme and Ugandan government have launched an