Thousands of women suffered immense violence during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and much of the country’s economy was destroyed. Rwandan women have played a large role in rebuilding the country, from the banks to the market to the country’s families and cultural institutions. Women launched the first funeral parlors in Rwanda, opened hotels and… Continue reading Rwandan Women Talk About Rebuilding & Business
As Southern Sudan waits the results of the referendum to decide whether it will cede from the north, there has been concern from African leaders about the process, including leaders in Libya and Egypt. Gadaffi has expressed concern that separation in Sudan could be contagious, and can spread across the African continent. This is ironic,… Continue reading What the Partition of Southern Sudan Mean Regionally?
You may need a full pat-down to enter the Garden City shopping complex or the New Vision daily newspaper offices after terrorist attacks last July in Kampala. But unlocked refrigerators and vacant security points guard dangerous germs in Ugandan and Kenyan laboratories, the Pentagon witnessed on a current trip to East Africa. The Pentagon focused… Continue reading Pentagon and U.S. Senator Eye Serious Bioterrorism Threats in East Africa
When Raymond Rugemalira would head home to East Africa from California to visit relatives in Tanzania and Kenya, his family would ask him many questions about business and agriculture. Although Rugemalira worked in computer science, information communication and technology in California, many of his relatives were small-scale farmers. “Coming from the diaspora, they’d ask me if I could… Continue reading New Cell Phone Software Could Open Up East African Marketplace
A critical look at East Africa’s media giant as it marks 50 years Nation Media Group, the largest independent multi-media house in East and Central Africa, is celebrating 50 years. Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959, NMG commands a powerful presence in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and nurses ambitions of conquering the… Continue reading Nation Group Turns 50
Kingdom rejects government conditions for reopening radio saying President Museveni should instead apologize for closing down the station. By Apollo N. Makubuya, Attorney General of Buganda Kingdom General David Tinyefunza’s missive to General Salim Saleh of January 12 and General Y. K Museveni’s demands for the owners of CBS to apologize for the September 2009… Continue reading CBS FM Defies Museveni Conditions to Re-Open Radio
ET reveals abuse of office at Kenya government’s new weekly The newspaper project that was mooted to support the government’s rural development efforts is riddled with intrigue, nepotism and crafty schemes that have left Roy Gachuhi, a noted journalist and media trainer, with a bitter taste in the mouth. Gachuhi, whose gripping investigative series about… Continue reading ET Reveals Abuse of Office at Kenya Government’s New Weekly
President enjoys publicity in media owned either by ruling party or struggling businessmen Ahead of the August 2010 presidential elections, the visibility of various candidates and their agendas will of course depend to a large extent on accessibility to the media. President Paul Kagame seems ready to take up another seven-year term and all indications… Continue reading President Paul Kagame Tops Media