Category Archives: Ugandan News

Powerful Tips from 5 of the Top Businesswomen in Africa

Grace Obeng

Over the years, many African women have been conditioned to believe that their place is only reserved for the kitchen, but these five business women are cut from a different cloth because they refused to settle for the mundane. They have defied the norm and set themselves apart as women the younger generation could look up to. Here are 5

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Top 10 Richest African Football Players

Africa is indeed a blessed continent filled with great talents in every sector including football. Most African footballers, who play for big teams, are paid immensely for the great work they do on the field of play. After a thorough study by a French publication, Footendirect, the publication made a list of the richest African footballers of all times. The list

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Fact Check: Is California’s GDP Larger Than That of Africa’s Combined?

WakeUpAfrica’s assessment of recently published data by the African Development Bank, can confirm that the US state of California has a larger gross domestic product than that of all African countries put together. In 2017, the combined GDP of 54 African countries was $2.24 Trillion, according to the most recent data from the African Development Bank. California’s GDP was $2.798

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Chinese & Indian Firms Dumping Counterfeit Anti-Malarials In West Africa Causing Over 100,000 Deaths A Year

WakeUpAfrica360 assessment of the 2017 Enact Continental Report has revealed that Chinese and Indian firms are the largest producers of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, with their exports targeting African countries and killing over 100,000 people every year. The report also revealed that the market for trafficked counterfeit anti-malarials’ in West Africa alone is worth more than US$400 Million. Over one million people

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China’s ‘Scramble For Africa’

No one alive at the close of the 19th century could have missed the “scramble for Africa.” A motley collection of criminal networks and imperialist ideologues perfected the greatest art of ‘economic rape’ in the name of trade. Europeans built infrastructure in Africa at the turn of the century, purportedly for local economic development, but in essence the projects were

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Top 10 African Countries With Extreme Poverty

A 2018 report published by the ‘World Poverty Clock’ has ranked Nigeria as number 1 in the top 10 countries with extreme poverty in Africa, followed by DR Congo.  The report revealed that there are currently 86.9 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty. The vast number are said to be living below the global poverty line of a $1.9 spending

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