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‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda — Armed men in white minivans without license plates picked up people off the streets or from their homes. Those snatched were taken to prisons, police stations and military barracks where they say they were hooded, drugged and beaten — some left to stand in cellars filled with water up to their chests. […]

Naspers’ Diversified Portfolio Pays Off

Africa’s biggest company by market cap, has taken a wide-ranging approach to its international investments, from food delivery in Germany and Brazil, to edtech in India. In recent years, its growth in Africa has had a more singular focus: backing South African tech startups with global potential. Naspers began as a local newspaper company 100 years ago in […]

Naspers’ Diversified Portfolio Pays Off

Africa’s biggest company by market cap, has taken a wide-ranging approach to its international investments, from food delivery in Germany and Brazil, to edtech in India. In recent years, its growth in Africa has had a more singular focus: backing South African tech startups with global potential. Naspers began as a local newspaper company 100 years ago in […]

Angola's Open for Business

Italian energy group Eni plans to spend around $7 billion in Angola over the next four years along with its partners in a country it sees as key to its future growth strategy. The money will be invested by Eni and its joint venture partners in the country in exploration and production, refining and solar […]

Angola's Open for Business

Italian energy group Eni plans to spend around $7 billion in Angola over the next four years along with its partners in a country it sees as key to its future growth strategy. The money will be invested by Eni and its joint venture partners in the country in exploration and production, refining and solar […]

Solar Leasing Firm Powers Cold Storage Facility in Zimbabwe

South African startup Sun Exchange has completed the crowd sale for a 510 kilowatt solar-plus-storage installation to solar power packhouse and cold store facilities for Zimbabwean agriculture leader Nhimbe Fresh, with approximately US$1.4 million of solar cells purchased by over 1,700 individuals across 98 countries. Launched in 2015, Sun Exchange is a peer-to-peer solar leasing […]

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Believed to Be in Harare

United Nations investigators tracking one of the most notorious killers in the Rwandan genocide believe he is hiding in Zimbabwe and are launching a new effort to convince authorities in Harare to allow the 60-year-old fugitive to face trial. Protais Mpiranya, the former commander of the presidential guard of the Rwandan army, has been on […]

How a T-shirt Jay-Z Wore Created Unintended Consequences

A US-based designer has apologised for using a portrait of a historic mosque in Kenya’s island of Lamu on a T-shirt worn by celebrity Jay-Z, an official in charge of the site has told the BBC. Riyadha Mosque’s leaders had objected to the T-shirt as it could be worn to “sacrilegious joints” like bars. Lamu […]

An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa

Terror groups such as al-Shabaab and ISIS-linked affiliates in Somalia and Mozambique, as well as Central African militias, urban gangs, and international crime groups, are increasingly targeting East Africa as a destination market for illicit trade, as well as a transport hub for the mass import and export of illegal goods. Terrorist groups continue to […]

Kenyans Take to the Socials to Ask the IMF Not to Give Out Any More Debt

Angry Kenyans on Tuesday took to social media to protest a $2.34 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to Kenya, arguing that the East African country is already overburdened with loans. Over 160,000 Kenyans have signed an online petition, asking the IMF to cancel the recently approved loan as previous disbursements to Kenya have been […]