What Free Market. You shutdown mobile money – just like that.

“But as the sun sets on the first decade of the 21st century, that story has already become ancient history. The power of the state is back,” Ian Bremmer, The End of the Free Market. —————————————————————————————————————————————- On Election Day, frequent users of mobile money woke to a shut-down of the service. Without notification, users were

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The art of “fear-mongering”

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt Isingiro. A district lacking a proper water supply system. It has a new tarmacked road. Constructed by the Chinese. A population engaged in agriculture. A population that is poor. High voltage electricity lines crisscross their land. They have limited access to electricity.

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Surprised? Don’t be. Mutebile was admitting the obvious.

“The problem of appreciating private sector constraints is reinforced by these institutions being dominated by people who have never run their own business, let alone exported a product” Andrew Rugasira (A Good African Story)   In February 2014, the Uganda Shilling began a downward trend against the US Dollar. At the time, the sentiments were

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[Guest Blog] Crystal Telecom Rwanda IPO: Why investors could cry

By Andrew Muhimbise Rwanda is a small mountainous country in the middle of Africa, it has had a stellar Public Relations performance ever since the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) took power and control of this small Nation, I mention RPF because this ruling party owns the selling shareholders: Crystal Ventures which is offering 100% of

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For Kyayonka, look beyond the minuscule time at NSSF

It’s a four. No, it is a six. Wait, they call them boundaries. Wicket. This one comes after some fine bowling. A mistake by the batsman. Then there is a duck. Not one in water. One in cricket where you don’t get to pick a single run. Then there is Yorker. An over. A century.

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Press and Journalists Act “violates the freedoms of speech, expression, the press and other media” – Petition

… from The African Center for Media Excellence  PRESS RELEASE On Friday March 14, 2014, the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), in cooperation with the Human Rights Network for Journalists and the Eastern Africa Media Institute, a tripartite initiative known as the Partnership for a Free and Independent Media, filed a constitutional petition challenging major sections of the

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The young (backspace) scribe

 Its a rainy morning. The muddy road from the house is like a potato ground yet one must find his way to the office. No matter the weather, situation and trouble, one must be available for work. After a horrific and dangerous motorcycle ride, one arrives at the office, opens the morning papers, reads emails,

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