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Kenya Supreme Court is evidence Africa’s battle against strongmen is paying off

Kenya’s Chief Justice David Maraga last week encrypted his name on the pages of Africa’s legal and political history, presiding over the first Supreme Court in the continent’s post-colonial record to annul a presidential election.

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Tanzania gets $7.6bn to build the Standard Gauge Railway

"The planned standard-gauge railway line will improve regional trade links and help to boost the economies of Tanzania and its landlocked neighbours including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,"

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IOM Calls for Integration of Migration in Environment Policies

“We need to address the root causes of displacement due to environmental factors, and to minimize the negative impacts on affected communities and the environment, through increased collaboration between environmental and humanitarian policy makers,”

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Sudan Elections: Vote counting begins in Darfur as referendum ends

Nearly 3.5 million Darfuris had registered to participate in the exercise seeking to unify Darfur’s five states into a single administrative unit. The vote counting is however expected to experience some difficulties, owing to communication hitches and inaccessibility of some areas.

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China-Africa - Different People, Common Culture.

China and the 54-nation African continent may not be neighbours on the world map but the two share common characteristics that are historically-rooted. The former lies in Eastern Asia while the later is located south of the Mediterranean Sea bordered by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Different in location on the global space and people, China and Africa share one thing in common - culture, although one is already far advanced in their destination - growth.

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New NGO bill shows dictatorial democracy.

In a hybrid democratic system like Uganda where political competition, let alone government, is skewed towards regime survival, civil societies (particularly NGOs, the media and academia) become central pillars to undertake due diligence and check on the excesses of the ruling elites.

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