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‘Uncompetitive’ British Airways muscled out of Uganda

British Airways has finally wound up its business in Uganda after nearly 24 years of service, citing economic reasons. The airline made its last flight out of Entebbe International Airport to London Heathrow on Saturday morning, (3rd October). In an email to The London Evening Post confirming the news, Edward Frost, the South and East […]

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WATCH – How did Trevor Noah cope in his debut as Daily Show host?

Following in John Stewart’s footsteps as host of the Daily Show is the toughest job in TV right now. Step up, Trevor Noah. The South African comedian made his debut on America’s favourite tongue-in-cheek news programme last night. “The family has a new stepdad,” Noah quipped. “And he’s black.” Shrugging off rumours that other potential hosts had […]

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UN sustainable development goals paper over obvious madness with false hopes

As the UN and the world’s governments ratify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we must be clear that they do not represent the best interests of the world’s majority — those that are currently exploited and oppressed within the current economic and political order. The SDGs claim they can eradicate poverty in all its forms […]

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Can this mobile app solve Senegal’s sustainable fishing conundrum?

Today, Senegal’s vast coastline provides more than enough fish to support its people. But that does not mean it will be able to do so forevermore. Senegal’s burgeoning population of 14 million is expected to see year-on-year growth for the rest of this decade and into the next, prompting many to question whether its fishing industry will be […]

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‘Everything is nothing without peace’ – How is Tanzania ensuring a peaceful presidential handover?

Key players in Tanzanian politics met for two days this week to discuss a peaceful transition from outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete, the 4th President of the United Republic of Tanzania, to the would-be fifth president after the General Elections due next month. Three institutions, namely the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung (KAS), the Inter-Religious Council for Peace […]

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Ethiopia is officially the world’s best tourist destination

Ethiopia has been voted as 2015’s top tourist destination. Competition organisers the European Council on Tourism and Trade chose Africa’s second-most populated country for its “excellent preservation of humanity landmarks”. Ethiopia is home to a cornucopia of UNESCO World Heritage monuments, such as the ruins of the city of Aksum, cynosure of ancient Ethiopia and the powerful Aksumite […]

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Landlocked Swaziland is dreaming of becoming a maritime power

Durban, Port of Richards Bay, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos… Africa is not short on monolithic seaports. These huge harbours act as vital access points for global trade and have become a key symbol of many developing nations’ aspirations for sovereignty and modernity. And now, a new player is intent on entering the game. Last month, the […]

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50 Cent takes bankruptcy in his stride; builds mansion in secret African location

50 Cent is building a secret mansion in Africa, despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US. The ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper showed off his luxurious new house last night, posting a video of the almost-completed construction to Instagram. Curtis Jackson, AKA 50 Cent, captioned the post: “My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. […]

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How Uganda’s presidential aspirants are more colourful than those vying to replace Obama

With so many candidates in the mix for the 2016 Uganda general elections, some announced, some soon to announce, and some still on the fence, it’s tough to keep track of who is a serious contender against Uganda’s incumbent President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. To help out with that, The London Evening Post’s Kampala Political Correspondent Ruth Namatovu […]

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It’s official: Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country on Earth

Okay, so this was unexpected. The East African nation once under the dictatorship of Idi Amin has been confirmed as the most entrepreneurial country on Earth. As South African Trilby Rajina writes, we “rarely associate the term entrepreneur with the corner shop owner, the fruit and veg seller or the person selling knick knacks at a local street market, […]

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Gay Pride Kampala: Ugandans rejoice

Activists in Uganda have held a gay pride rally, a year since a law requiring homosexuals to be jailed for life was overturned. Crowds danced, sang and waved rainbow flags at the event held outside the capital Kampala, the culmination of a week of celebrations. One of those attending hoped it would be a “step […]

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