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African leaders to adopt President Museveni’s paper as blue-print to guide continent on development

African leaders meeting in Nairobi, Kenya have agreed to use President Museveni’s paper on bottlenecks facing Africa’s development as a blue print to guide the continent. 868 more words

Road trip to Ssese Islands is calling…book your seat ASAP!

Did you miss #REACT2016 roadtrip to Kigali,Rwanda during Easter holiday? No worries! Ssesse Islands is calling! The Rotaract Club of Kampala Ssese Islands , in partnership with The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central (RCNC) Joined by The Rotaract Club of Kisumu gladly extends an invite to their annual community service project at Serinya Primary School in the Ssese Islands, Uganda on the… 117 more words


#THV: Affirmative action 4 men needed

So, some days back I wrote this piece in which I am extolling my achievements as, well, a distinguished practitioner, scholar and researcher who is not a mere native informer – you know the kind who just gives others raw data, just like that, for others to analyse and then re-export back to Africa. 442 more words


#Writivism2016 Day 5: The colonies are coming...

It’s four o’clock, my regular boda guy is late, I’m tapping my foot impatiently under my desk as my eyes turn back to the code I was troubleshooting. 1,489 more words


Links I liked: women's activism edition

Banner at Makerere University (photo by me)

This post brought to you by a number of excellent articles I’ve recently found highlighting women’s activism in Africa and elsewhere. 201 more words


I flew coach on the 'world's best airline' — and it wasn't that great

(Source: www.businessinsider.sg)

I recently made the trek from New York City to Entebbe, Uganda, which entailed nearly 24 hours of travel both ways — in economy class. 338 more words


Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan writes on "Why we should prevent and reduce conflict" for the Daily Nation citing Canada's partnership with AKDN in East Africa

I left convinced that we must strengthen and expand that tradition of partnership. What I heard from organisations that have a long presence and commitment here, such as the Aga Khan Development Network, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Unicef, is that we must partner with both government and civil society to create the conditions for East Africa’s long-term peace, prosperity, and pluralism.

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