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By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Reflections From Rwanda: Investing In One of the World’s Fastest-Growing Economies

“Welcome to the pride of every farmer in this province,” said Angelique Karekezi during my first trip to Rwanda in 2005. She was 25 at the time, and I recall my visit as if it were yesterday. We had traveled More...

Before Rwanda’s crop intensification programme, few fertiliser companies would export to the country, says the former agriculture minister. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The fertile roots of Rwanda’s green revolution

Less than a decade ago, most Rwandans experienced hunger three months of the year. Now, most of the country is food secure, in part because farmers can access yield-enhancing fertilisers and profitable markets to More...

Reem Al Hashimy, UAE, Foreign Affairs State minister
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

UAE investors consider Uganda opportunities

Investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed interest to invest in Uganda’s tourism and trade sectors. A delegation led by Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Rwanda: One of the row-model in Africa

Rwanda: A Brief History of the Country Rwanda’s population of more than 7 million people is divided into three ethnic groups: the Hutu (who made up roughly 85% of the population), the Tutsi (14%) and the Twa (1%). Prior More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Congo Rebels Ignore Appeal to Quit Attack

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Regional leaders meeting in Uganda on Saturday called on Congolese rebels to “stop all war activities and withdraw from Goma,” but the rebels did not seem interested in More...

Members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Tanzania to join DR Congo war against M23 rebels

Tanzania is ready to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight M23 rebels who are making advances to the capital Kinshasa, a minister has said. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister More...

President Hassan asks FG delegation turned back from Kismaio what happened and FG delegation replied “we lacked visa.” The two old men behind are surprised by the news that FG needs visa for Kismaio from the Kenyan Government.
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

IGAD Strategy for Jubbaland creates ghetto satellites in Somalia

Illustration: President Hassan asks FG delegation turned back from Kismaio what happened and FG delegation replied “we lacked visa.” The two old men behind are surprised by the news that FG needs visa for Kismaio More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 21st, 2012

US cuts military aid to Rwanda over Congo rebel support

Central African country will see aid slashed by $200,000 amid evidence it is aiding rebel groups in neighbouring Congo WASHINGTON — The US government said Saturday it will cut military aid to Rwanda for this More...

Somali leader arrives in Khartoum for talks
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Somali President visits Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan ahead of elections

MOGADISHU — Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed has departed on an African trip with stops in Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, to strengthen ties and for a regional support. Mr. Ahmed embarked on a regional trip More...

Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood
By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 29th, 2012

KENYA: Big money in little Mogadishu

NAIROBI — On a visit to a bank in Eastleigh, a Nairobi neighbourhood, Richard Etemesi was taken aback by the appearance of a customer. “He had dollars all over his body – in his socks, his belt; he was More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Ethiopia: Somaliland parliament speaker Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi visits Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA(Somalilandpress)-Somaliland parliamentary speaker is on trip to neighboring country of Ethiopia after he received an official invitation from his counterpart, Ethiopian parliamentary speaker. Mr. Abdirahman More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Africa’s year of elections: The democracy bug is fitfully catching on

Africa is in the throes of election fever. But more voting does not necessarily mean more democracy HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — BURUNDI has just had one, as has Guinea. That came hot on the heels of the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Africa needs a new map

It’s time to start seeing the redrawing of the continent’s colonial borders as an opportunity, not a threat. Muammar al-Qaddafi isn’t exactly known for brilliant ideas on maximizing political justice; More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Africa rising

LUANSHYA, Zambia/DAVOS, Switzerland (Somalilandpress) — With the stoicism demanded of all who hope to make money in Africa, Beauty Chama sits in her empty hair salon in a leafy town in northern Zambia’s More...