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Africa scores low on all facets of the oceanic business

According to the Pew Charitable Trust, the ocean generates economic benefits worth $2.5trn annually. “If the ocean were its own national economy, it would be the seventh largest in the world,”...

Dictator Museveni has been lying to Ugandans since 1986
Dictator Museveni has been lying to Ugandans since 1986. Photo: Chatham House/Wikimedia Commons   The coronavirus pandemic that hit the world economically and socially unsparingly since November...
From 2000 to 2015, the total illicit capital flight from Africa amounted to $836 billion.

Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, which is equivalent to 3.7% of Africa’s GDP, leaves the continent in the form of illicit capital, according to UN trade and development agency UNCTAD’s...

tortured by dictator Gen. Museveni
Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. Tortured by Uganda's U.S.-backed military dictator Gen. Museveni over a novel called "The Greedy Barbarian."    [Black Star News Show]   Greetings Sisters and...
Some survivors have died while progress in the case languished. The surviving victims continue to demand justice.

Victims and their family members are demanding justice for the killings of more than 150 demonstrators, rapes, and other crimes committed by the Guinean security forces on September 28, 2009 in a...

many African countries so far offers crucial lessons for the rest of the world

When the coronavirus first began spreading around the world, there was near-universal concern among experts that countries in Africa could be hit particularly hard, with high rates of transmission...

The upbeat song is a lamentation for God to take the singer to the heavenly city.

A song from South Africa that has gone around the world and been endorsed by presidents and priests has become the sound of the COVID-19 pandemic for millions across southern Africa.

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“Africa is doing a lot of things right the rest of the world isn’t,”

At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.”

Then he quoted Ghana’s first president...

 Independent voices are a critical component of a vibrant, functioning democracy
  The U.S. Department of State has condemned the recent arrest of Black Star News columnist and book author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. The writer was arrested Sept. 18 by Uganda's Chieftaincy for...
“You are under arrest. Put on your clothes now and we go!”
The author shown with a copy of his novel "The Greedy Barbarian." He paid the price by being totured by Gen. Museveni's secret police.   On the 18th day of September 2020, I was in bed sleeping...
The attacks began after Adenekan and Ubanga filmed members of the group allegedly attempting to bribe people to vote for certain

Nigerian authorities should investigate the recent attacks on journalists Samson Adenekan and Offem Nathaniel Ubanga, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

Still gets US support

With President Bush in 2004. Still supported by U.S. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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Forty years ago, a poor thug and a loser in an election in Uganda declared that he...

the kicks and beatings ensued
Author and Black Star News columnist Rukirabashaija out on bail.     Black Star News is serializing below a new book Banana Republic, Where Writing Is Treasonous by Ugandan author and Black...
Mastercard Foundation

The potential for business investment in Africa is seen by many companies, like Mastercard Foundation, as enormous.

In 2007, a search firm contacted Reeta Roy, F89, with a surprising...

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