Why Our Nations Remain Poor

[Independent (Kampala)] On Dec.01, I attended the Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture hosted by Bank of Uganda and featuring Prof. Ha Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. A brilliant economist lecturer, Ha is one of the smartest unorthodox thinkers. I…

[Independent (Kampala)] On Dec.01, I attended the Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture hosted by Bank of Uganda and featuring Prof. Ha Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. A brilliant economist lecturer, Ha is one of the smartest unorthodox thinkers. I owe him an intellectual debt because his work has influenced my thinking. Three of his books - 'Kicking Away The Ladder, Bad Samaritans and 23 Things They Don't Teach You About Capitalism' - are must reads. Ha empasised the importance of industrialisation for any country seeking to

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why Central Bank Infighting Isn’t Helpful

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Bank of Uganda (BoU) is under fire as its top managers; Governor Tumusiime Mutebile, the Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende, and the Director Supervision Justine Bagyenda, fight each other amidst accusations of incompetenc…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Bank of Uganda (BoU) is under fire as its top managers; Governor Tumusiime Mutebile, the Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende, and the Director Supervision Justine Bagyenda, fight each other amidst accusations of incompetence and abuse of office. Kasekende and Bagyenda are said to be in one camp and Mutebile in another.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Former Boko Haram Fighters Wait for Rehabilitation Facility

[VOA] The multinational joint task force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria says it will hold some 200 former terrorists until Cameroon can construct a rehabilitation center where they will be socially integrated before re…

[VOA] The multinational joint task force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria says it will hold some 200 former terrorists until Cameroon can construct a rehabilitation center where they will be socially integrated before returning to their communities. The ex-terrorists are currently at the barracks of the multinational joint task force in Mora, on Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Dangote, Bua Feud Over Mining Site Worsens

[Daily Trust] There is no end in sight in the feud between Dangote Group and Bua Group over ownership of Mining Lease No. 2541, located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Okene Local Government of Kogi State.

[Daily Trust] There is no end in sight in the feud between Dangote Group and Bua Group over ownership of Mining Lease No. 2541, located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Okene Local Government of Kogi State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

PM Says His Government Demanded U.S. Aid Cut

[VOA] Somalia’s prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia’s armed forces in an effort to improve transparency and accountability following corruption concerns. Speaking Saturday …

[VOA] Somalia's prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia's armed forces in an effort to improve transparency and accountability following corruption concerns. Speaking Saturday to reporters in Mogadishu, Khaire blamed former Somali governments for U.S. concerns about corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Why Not Have an East African Supreme Court to Decide?

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Two weeks after Kenya’s repeat election held on Oct.26, Justice Remmy Kasule of Uganda’s Constitution Court, bounced a novel idea off another distinguished legal brain in the region– Dr. Willy Mutunga, former chief jus…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Two weeks after Kenya's repeat election held on Oct.26, Justice Remmy Kasule of Uganda's Constitution Court, bounced a novel idea off another distinguished legal brain in the region-- Dr. Willy Mutunga, former chief justice of Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Man Paul Put Winning Over Hardcore Fans

[Nation] His project and plans for Kenya may be still be at the infancy stage, but already, Harambee Stars coach Paul Put is steadily winning over a chunk of the team’s normally hard-to-please support base.

[Nation] His project and plans for Kenya may be still be at the infancy stage, but already, Harambee Stars coach Paul Put is steadily winning over a chunk of the team's normally hard-to-please support base.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Card Transactions Down 500,000 in Nine Months

[Nation] The number of transactions carried out through card payments fell by nearly 500,000 or one per cent in the nine months to September compared to a similar period last year as consumers continue to show a preference for mobile money.

[Nation] The number of transactions carried out through card payments fell by nearly 500,000 or one per cent in the nine months to September compared to a similar period last year as consumers continue to show a preference for mobile money.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya