The Anatomy of Kenya's 2022 Election
Africa Opinions

The Anatomy of Kenya’s 2022 Election

Steven Gruzd, JOHANNESBURG – There was a time when Kenyan elections elicited only mild interest from the international community. For decades after Kenya gained its independence in 1963, the Kenya African National Union reliably dominated, owing to its use of questionable practices, some violence, and a persistently splintered opposition. But with the KANU’s defeat in 2002 and […]

Fuel Cost Tumbles July Business Productivity-Stanbic PMI
Africa Markets

Fuel Cost Tumbles July Business Productivity-Stanbic PMI

Kampala-Uganda, August 3, 2022: Increasing inflationary pressures tumbled private sector business activity during July as the headline Stanbic Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped below the threshold 50.0 no-change mark for the first time this year. Renewed contractions in output and new orders Input costs continue to rise Employment and purchasing scaled back The PMI dropped […]

UDB Prepares Businesses For Access To Finance
Africa Opportunities

UDB Prepares Businesses For Access To Finance

03th August 2022 – Kampala, Uganda. Uganda Development Bank (UDB), the country’s Development Finance Institution, has today launched the Enterprise Development Program aimed at preparing entrepreneurs for financing through enhanced business practices. The Enterprise Development Program will be a series of trainings under the Bank’s Business Accelerator For Successful Entrepreneurship Program, conducted with basis to […]

Turning Off Congo's Looting Machine
Africa Opinions

Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

John Prendergast WASHINGTON, DC – Last month, the Belgian government returned a gold-capped tooth that was ripped from the mouth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s first elected prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, more than 60 years ago. Lumumba was assassinated in 1961 by a Belgian execution squad that dissolved his body in acid, taking the tooth […]

Africa Agribusiness

Africa’s Drought Reaches far Beyond the Horn of Africa-ForAfrika

Hundreds of thousands of people could die of starvation if the extent of Africa’s food security crisis is not recognised, says Isak Pretorius, CEO of the largest indigenous African non-governmental organisation, ForAfrika. “The food crisis – and rising malnutrition – affecting our continent is real and pressing, and I urge people of conscience to rally […]