Ghanaians decides through the ballot box, who wins: Is it the incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic congress NDC or the main opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akkufo Addo of New patriotic party NPP?

December 9, 2016 10:12 pm0 comments by:
Ghanaians decides through the ballot box, who wins: Is it the incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic congress NDC or the main opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akkufo Addo of New patriotic party NPP?

The people of Ghana are waiting and watching who is going to be declared the next president in the just ended general elections on this Wednesday 7th December 2016. In total, seven (7 ) candidates contested for the presidency. However out of these seven (7) candidates, with the exception of the incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the NDC, Five (5) of the candidates who contested for the presidency as of yesterday 08/12/2016 have conceded defeat and congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo of the New Patriotic Party.  Based on the results that the contested political parties have received from their own representatives at the national coalition centre at the electoral […]

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Ugandan Government Shuts Down Radio Station for Hosting Opposition Candidate

January 23, 2016 4:59 pm0 comments by:
Ugandan Government Shuts Down Radio Station for Hosting Opposition Candidate

By Joseph Elunya A private radio station in Uganda has been closed down for hosting independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. Endigyito FM was shut down on Wednesday by Government shortly after former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was hosted on it. “Our candidate Amama appeared the other day on Endigyito FM and it was closed after” explained Maggie Lukowe the assistant Media Manager for Amama Mbabazi’s Go forward campaign team. Lukowe says their team has been turned away from several radio stations where they attempted to book for airtime. “Yesterday Amama was blocked from appearing on TV West. We went to pay for airtime and we were denied just like in […]

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Uganda Named Crisis Hot Spot

January 14, 2016 6:29 pm0 comments by:
Uganda Named Crisis Hot Spot

Uganda has been named as a crisis hot spot in the latest report issued by the Institute for Security Studies-ISS. The ISS Peace and Security Council report released early this week names Uganda and eleven other African countries as crisis hot spot. Uganda is cited in the report as a crisis hot spot due to a contentious election. Uganda goes to poll on 18th February in a hotly contested election that has attracted eight presidential candidates. There’s however fear of an outbreak of violence in days leading to and after elections. Below is the map showing crisis hot spots in the continent.

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13 Drown on Ugandan Beaches

December 29, 2015 10:10 am0 comments by:

Police in Uganda have recovered the bodies of at least 13 people who drowned in the beaches around Lake Victoria during Christmas festivities. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says the bodies of the victims were recovered between 23 and 27 December at different beaches within Entebbe town. The deceased include Brian Nsubuga, Allan Mubiru, Abubaker Ffensolyian, Haruna Mubiru, Ssula Kato, Arafat Kabonge, Richard Ssenyondo and Abdul Wakayeli. Most fun loving Ugandans usually flock to beaches like Aero, Speenah and Sports in Entebbe for weekends and festive seasons. The beaches are popular with beach parties.

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Ugandan Journalists Performing Poorly in Election Coverage

Ugandan Journalists Performing Poorly in Election Coverage

A report on monitoring media coverage of the 2016 general election in Uganda shows poor performance by local journalists. The African Center for Media Excellence today released its second report on media coverage of elections in Uganda. The key findings in the November report reveal that the media (radio, TV and newspapers) are quoting ordinary people more in election stories, instead of relying on only candidates and party officials. For instance, there was an increase in the use of ordinary persons as sources of election stories by newspapers from 10.6% in October to 19% in November — the month in which the presidential campaigns kicked off. The media also provided […]

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Etisalat Announces Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist

December 23, 2015 4:16 pm0 comments by:
Etisalat Announces Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist

LAGOS, Nigeria, December 22, 2015/ — Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw have been announced as the three shortlisted authors for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature . The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African Prize that is open solely to debut fiction writers from African countries. Now in its third year, it is acknowledged as the most prestigious literary prize for African fiction. The three books, selected from the longlist of nine, are Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of Congo) – Tram 83 (Deep Vellum) Penny Busetto (South Africa) – The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself (Jacana Media) Rehana Rossouw (South Africa) […]

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