Nigeria takes first prize in Huawei’s Sub-Saharan Africa ICT competition
Students from Nigeria and Tanzania were the overall joint winners of this year’s sub-Saharan regional finals of Huawei’s global ICT Competition. Together with second prize winners, Angola and Kenya, the four teams will travel to China for the finals, which will see 40 teams from around the world compete for the championship title. The competition…
Uganda's ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run
Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday.
Airtel Africa gets $200m cash injection, increases customer base
The African arm of Bharti Airtel, Airtel Africa added 13.8 million new subscribers to the network at the end of last year, increasing from 84.1 million in 2017 to 97.9 million in 2018. This is even as the Indian telecommunications firm, which operates in 14 countries across the region, has secured more external funding as…
New App Diagnoses Malaria
Malaria is prevalent in Africa and it has been quite challenging preventing and combatting this disease. In health centres across Africa, lab technicians work round the clock checking blood samples under the microscope to detect the samples that have malaria parasites. It is time-consuming to arrive at a confident diagnosis. An Artificial Intelligence lab at…
Survivor recounts terror of Uganda party boat disaster
Before Alex Niyonzima was pitched into the lake waters, before other partygoers fell on top of him driving him deep below the surface, before drowning hands grabbed at his body, there had been a moment's lull.
Asaba braces for ‘crowd control’ as Nigeria, Uganda clash in friendly
Officials of Delta Sports Commission may be having a sleepless night ahead of today’s international friendly match between the Super Eagles and Crane of Uganda, following the large turn out of fans recorded on daily basis at the team’s training ground.
Paul Biya’s scandalous seventh term
President Paul Barthelemy Biya’a bi Mvondo (Paul Biya) of Cameroon won an unprecedented seventh term in office in the polls that were conducted recently in that country. Although the elections were marred by irregularities, the Biya-controlled election machinery went ahead to declare him winner. This again is a scandalous development for Africa. At 85 years,…
Crowds protest latest deadly rebel raid in DR Congo
Crowds protested in the streets in Beni, eastern DR Congo, after rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including children, in an overnight raid, local officials said. The attack, thought to have been carried out by members of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), targeted Beni, the regional army spokesman Captain Mak…
Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide
On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes.
At least 34 dead after Uganda landslide
At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday.