Discontent Over Chinese Contractors’ Domination Rocks Roads Sector

[East African] The management of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is on the spot over allegations of opaque multibillion-dollar procurement processes in the roads sector.

[East African] The management of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is on the spot over allegations of opaque multibillion-dollar procurement processes in the roads sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Wading Through the Streets of Dar, Dreaming of a Tanzanian Space Programme, Why Not?

[East African] When excited nerds talk about how waterways engineering is one of the marks of high civilisation, they are not kidding. Dar es Salaam has been under a sheet of rain so thick and long most of its residents can’t remember what it is like n…

[East African] When excited nerds talk about how waterways engineering is one of the marks of high civilisation, they are not kidding. Dar es Salaam has been under a sheet of rain so thick and long most of its residents can't remember what it is like not to have wet shoes.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Miss Liberia Goes Continental, As Miss Uganda Awaits Her Arrival

[New Republic] Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo is to shortly depart Liberia as guest of her Ugandan counterpart, Miss. Uganda, Nakitende Irene who is also considered as ‘Rising Woman of Uganda’. The trip will see the Liberian beauty Queen carry out various ch…

[New Republic] Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo is to shortly depart Liberia as guest of her Ugandan counterpart, Miss. Uganda, Nakitende Irene who is also considered as 'Rising Woman of Uganda'. The trip will see the Liberian beauty Queen carry out various charitable works from 21st to 27th this month.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

The Road We Should Not Have Taken

[Guardian] When life in the present tense becomes difficult or outright a hard scrabble, it is both easy and tempting to wallow in the somnolence of nostalgia. And romanticise the past as the golden period of our national history. But it is difficult n…

[Guardian] When life in the present tense becomes difficult or outright a hard scrabble, it is both easy and tempting to wallow in the somnolence of nostalgia. And romanticise the past as the golden period of our national history. But it is difficult not to look back against the advice of the late Lt-Col Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who said that if the almighty wanted us to look back, it would not have been beyond him to provide us with a pair of eyes in the back of our heads. This from an Oxford trained historian.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria