Young Ugandans develop anti-rape bracelet
04 September 2021 | 6:53 am
With gender-based violence on the rise in Uganda's capital Kampala, and public safety resources overstretched, a Ugandan startup has developed an inconspicuous device to call for help when in danger.
Kampala is abandoning its Chinese partners and turning to Turkey to build a standard gauge railway that will connect to neighboring Kenya. East Africa is keen on improving its railway network as part of integration.
Uganda on Tuesday commissioned the first of its four planned oil rigs and the start of drilling the first production well, a key milestone as the country races to meet its target of first oil output in 2025 after a long delay.
DW Exclusive: A teenage whistleblower is suing basketball's world governing body for failing to protect her from retaliation after she reported widespread sexual abuse by former officials of Mali's national team.
Struggling with calendar dates? Then it would help if you met a 12-year-old Nigerian genius who can tell you the exact date and days of any calendar month or year. Siju Olawepo has all these dates imprinted on his brain.
Eddy Kenzo keeps scaling heights in music. The Ugandan who won admiration at home for winning attention at the Grammys is unrivaled among east African singers. Fans say he embodies hope that even the poorest can triumph.
On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the situation for many African refugees is dire. Even after they're granted asylum, they have a hard time integrating into society due to the island's lack of political will. But Joshua Kambala and his friends are channeling their frustration in a positive way: On the basketball court.
Nigerians will head to the polls on February 25. Not only is incumbent President Buhari stepping aside, but this election also comes on the back of the #EndSARS protests which saw thousands of young people take to the streets against police brutality. In our latest Street Debate, Flourish Chukwurah speaks to young Nigerians to find out what they expect from their next leaders.
The UN human rights office in Uganda may close soon. The authorities have decided not to renew its mandate, which expires this year. Kampala believes it can do without it. This is a cause for concern for NGOs. Attacks on journalists, imprisonment of lawyers and opposition leaders were the order of the day during the last presidential election. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.
A project is helping farmers adapt agroforestry for growing coffee beans in a sustainable eco-friendly way. The hope is to increase coffee production without chemicals while keeping the soil healthy and fertile for the future.
First-time voter Amanda Iheme has made up her mind on her choice for Nigeria's next president - and it won't be a candidate from the two main political parties.
For many years, food aid dependency from government and non-government organizations was a trend in Karamoja, northeastern Uganda. But now, stakeholders realize that this is no longer sustainable.
Youth unemployment in China hit nearly 20% last year as lockdowns took their toll. Many young people are rejecting a return to the daily grind, while those seeking security in the public sector have hit a dead end.
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