Julie Zollmann is a PhD candidate at The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Your Driver Is Waiting – for a Raise

TORONTO – Last May, just before Uber’s $82.4 billion initial public offering, the company’s drivers, together with those for its fellow ride-hailing platform Lyft (many drive for both), participated in an international day of industrial action, holding demonstrations in 24 cities – from London to Melbourne to New York City – to demand higher pay and better working […]

Somaliland president Muse Bihi (left) and his Djibouti counterpart
Africa Industry

Somaliland president makes trip to Djibouti to cement socio economic ties

Somaliland’s quest to cement strong ties with Djibouti moved a notch higher with president Muse Bihi’s visit to its neighbours on Tuesday. Bihi is in Djibouti on invitation from President Ismael Omar Guelle. Top among the talks will be security in the horn and stronger socio economic ties between the two countries considered key in maritime […]

Uganda Airlines aircraft
Industry Travel

Uganda Airlines releases flying schedules

After launching inaugural flights to most destinations around East Africa, Uganda Airlines has released its flight schedules for commercial flights. Posting on their Facebook page, the carrier’s schedules are: •NAIROBI Twice Daily •JUBA Daily •DAR ES SALAAM Daily (Except Wednesday) •MOGADISHU 4 times Weekly Uganda Airlines took to the skies on August 28 to resume […]

Carlos Lopes,

A Green New Deal for Africa

CAPE TOWN – Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing even more. In Mozambique, as much as half of all annual crops and critical infrastructure were destroyed. In total, over three million people in the region were affected. It was a stark reminder of Africa’s vulnerability to the […]

The African Energy Chamber secured over $1.4bn in intentions to invest in Africa’s bankable projects in mining, oil & gas, power and renewables
Africa Industry

Chinese firms commit $1.4b into Bankable Energy projects in Africa

The African Energy Chamber has just concluded a one-week working visit in Beijing where it met with senior officials from the Chinese government, heads of state-owned energy companies, and executives and entrepreneurs from the private sector. During meetings with top Chinese energy companies and financial institutions, the African Energy Chamber discussed the signing of win-win agreements […]