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Emerging oil and gas countries in East Africa. Source EIA.
Emerging oil and gas countries in East Africa. Source EIA.


Preventing The Oil And Gas Resource Curse In East Africa

By Namakula Evelyn Mayanja East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) have joined the list of oil and gas producing nations in Africa. The region is brought into spotlight with International Companies, such as Tullow, that explore the resources and many more companies are making all possible efforts to ensure that they become part of […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Wanted: Far-Sighted African Leadership Against Ebola – OpEd

By Akong Charles Ndika Few emergencies in modern history have accumulated an endless list of frightening superlatives in such a short period of time. Within a couple of months, the West African Ebola Virus Outbreak (EVO) has been qualified as: public health emergency of international concern, extraordinary event, uncontrollable, fatally inadequate, exponential in growth, unprecedented, […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Ebola, The African Union And Bioeconomic Warfare – OpEd

By Horace G. Campbell As the Ebola outbreak rages, and there are projections of more than 1.4 million persons infected in the next few months, the African Union and the regional bloc ECOWAS have taken a back seat as the international media uses this virus to stigmatize Africa and Africans. Pious statements have been made […]