In a meeting with American investors, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda urged President Donald Trump to prioritize economic infrastructure development to help lower the cost of doing business in developing countries
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Although planting trees in Africa has been championed as a winning environmental strategy to help absorb carbon dioxide, a new study by researchers from Sweden's Lund University, who investigated a Ugandan tree-planting project, suggest the practice deserves some tough questioning.
Vancouver, British Columbia, based Routific is helping a rural school bus in Uganda get hundreds of students to school on time.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a non-profit organization, recently reinforced their commitment to support the Government of Uganda, to help improve access to healthcare solutions in the country.
Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO), based in Chongqing, China, has been debarred by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) for fraud in bidding practices connected with an AfDB-financed road project in Uganda.
The winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda were just announced by The U.S. African Development Foundation, in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE.
Just 24 kilometers away from Nairobi's city center, Tatu City, Kenya, one of the most ambitious real estate projects anywhere in the world, is very quietly exceeding expectations and beating schedules.
Heifer International, a nonprofit organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 of Africa's youth start small businesses or find jobs in East Africa's agricultural industry.
Over a year after Uganda and Tanzania signed the formal agreements to make it happen, the first foundation stone for the almost 1500 kilometer Uganada-Tanzania oil pipeline was finally laid in place on August 5 in Tanga, on the coast of Tanzania along the Indian Ocean.
Uganda has joined the three-month long Astana Expo, an international trade expo for the Asian market. It has chose the Expo as a showcase, with the goal of penetrating the Kazakhstan market and Eastern European markets
Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF, www.AfricanInnovation.org) just announced the prize winners for the 6th edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA, http://InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org). Innovators from Egypt, Uganda and Liberia won the top three awards.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Drought conditions in East Africa are worsening rapidly, leaving crops scorched, pastures dying with water, and thousands of livestock dead. So says an urgent alert warning issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on July 14.
The award winners for 2017's SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards, honoring innovation in sustainable development in Africa on behalf of SEED, have just been announced.
The fast-growing agricultural and trade town of Eldoret in Western Kenya just celebrated the official opening of the Eldoret Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Ireland's Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP), a programme developed to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies, just announces a call for applications to participate in the program.
Africa is growing economically throughout the continent. For the 11 million young Africans who entered the labor market in 2014 alone, many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector and are constrained by a lack of skills, low wages, and limited access to land and financial services. Combined, this makes them more prone to migrate from rural areas.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a major pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer focuses on infrastructure, just added Kenya as its 15th member nation.
After review of recent activities by all parties, the United Nations envoy for Central Africa said he felt moves by some contributing countries to withdraw troops from embattled areas would create a security vacuum that could be exploited by other armed groups.
Sun24, a Florida-based non-profit, recently announced an expanded partnership with Caritas Uganda, a social service arm of the Catholic Church, to distribute more than 40,000 low-cost solar lights to poor families in that country.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
Solar Now, a Uganda-based solar energy company, is expanding into Kenya with its first branch there opening on June 20.
On June 15, the 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa were announced by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org). The top prize will be awarded on July 18 in Accra, Ghana.
VLCC Group, a weight loss solutions plus hair and skin treatment company headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with an existing presence in Nairobi, just announced announced its plans to expand -- via franchise -- throughout a number of African countries.