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These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in Africa to tap the best of both worlds in VC, developers, clients, and the frontier of digital finance. This arrangement wasn’t exactly coordinated across the ventures, but TechCrunch coverage picked up the...
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Welcome to the inaugural… Festival of the Voice!

Festival of the Voice — a collaboration between Brunswick Picture House and Song Dynasty Music Events — is a celebration of all things vocal from rap to slam poetry to solo, ensemble and choral singing. 24 May – 2 June 24 concerts, recitals, musicals and workshops 9 days 3 venues 1 small town From Janet Swain — singer, songwriter, choir maker: “Ever since I started making choirs 30 years ago I have attempted to make interesting performances — candlelit 4 hour extravaganzas on dark winter’s nig...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Uganda, Culture, Voice, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Brunswick Picture House, Janet Swain, African Children 's Choir, Brunswick Heads Collaborating, Michaela Burger


As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Until recently the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews trailing him. As his popularity grew in the past year, his activities were increasingly covered live by broadcasters satisfying public interest in his anti-government movement known as People Power. Now that has changed. […]
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US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based 'miracle cure'

Revealed: group led by Robert Baldwin and part-funded by Sam Little claims toxic fluid will eradicate HIV/Aids and other diseasesAn American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a “miracle cure” made from industrial bleach, claiming drinking the toxic fluid eradicates cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria and most other diseases. Related: 'Church' to offer 'miracle cure' despite FDA warnings against drinking bleach Continue re...
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How Australia ended up taking in Rwandans accused of killing tourists

Australia’s government faces questions over secret deal with US in which the men were granted humanitarian visasJust hours out from a federal election, the Australian government is facing questions over its decision to grant humanitarian visas to two Rwandan men accused of the brutal 1999 murder of tourists in Uganda.The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has said that the men were subject to – and cleared – security checks, and on Friday distanced himself further by suggesting the appro...
Tags: Australia, Africa, US, Australia news, US news, Australian immigration and asylum, Uganda, Migration, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Rwanda, Australian election 2019


Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Friday denied media reports that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. U.S. news outlet Politico reported that former Hutu rebels Leonidas Bimenyimana and Gregoire Nyaminani spent more than a decade in a Virginia state […]
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Morrison knew in 2016 of Australia's resettlement of Rwandans accused of killings

Exclusive: US advice was that the men, who have refugee status and were accused of murdering tourists in Uganda in 1999, presented no security threatThe national security committee of cabinet was briefed about all aspects of the American refugee swap deal in late 2016, including the resettlement of two Rwandan men accused of murdering tourists in Uganda.Guardian Australian understands the NSC was briefed, and the then treasurer, Scott Morrison, the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, and the fo...
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18 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Most recently, viewers noticed that a 2017 episode of the cartoon seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on Sunday night's penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 19 years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Tr...
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There’s No One Way To Look Jewish

Why is May 2019 different from all other months? It’s Jewish American Heritage month for one, a period that feels especially important to mark given the rising insecurity coursing through Jewish American life. Because visibility is more important than ever before, Refinery29 brings you our celebration of Jewish American culture. L’chaim!There is no template for a Jewish woman. Again: There is no template. We don’t all have frizzy hair and big noses that will, according to the trope of the Jewis...
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How to Make Gilbert’s Big Wedding Dream Come True!

My name is Gilbert Mfitundinda. I come from a beautiful community in rural Uganda where the last mountain gorillas live. But my family was poor. Even the poor called us poor. But then I received the best gift ever: sponsorship. And it has completely transformed my life. I want to tell you a little bit more about how sponsorship shaped my life — and what it has to do with my dream for my wedding! Read the full article: ...
Tags: Religion, Gift, Uganda, Wedding, Alumni, Gilbert, Child Sponsorship, What You Can Do, Child Sponsorship Works, Gilbert Mfitundinda


Gorillas weren’t missed: an alternative safari in Uganda

Wildlife in Uganda usually means mountain gorillas but a simpler, lower-cost tour offers a wealth of other primates, tropical birds and jungle adventuresAt first we walk along the forest edge. On the right is a stone wall and beyond it women are weeding their potato patches. Watching them are two magnificent augur buzzards, eager to snaffle any rodents. Sunbirds loop in crazy arcs around our heads and a chameleon creeps away along a branch. “The wall was built to keep the wildlife out of the far...
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Chipper Cash convinces Joe Montana to invest in African fintech

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has raised a $2.4 million seed round led by Deciens Capital. The payments company also persuaded 500 Startups and Liquid 2 Ventures—co-founded by Joe Montana—to join the round. Chipper Cash’s Ugandan chief executive, Ham Serunjogi, pitched the U.S. football legend directly. “He was quite excited about what we’re doing and his belief that the next wave of [tech] growth will come from…Africa,” Serunjogi told TechCrunch. Chipper Cash wen...
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Here are the grantees of the Google AI Impact Challenge

As part of Google’s AI for Social Good program, we launched the Google AI Impact Challenge, based on our strong belief that emerging technologies will help us address big social, humanitarian and environmental problems. We were blown away by the number of thoughtful proposals we received: 2,602 applications from 119 countries, nearly two thirds of the world’s countries.Forty percent of the applications came from organizations with no previous experience with artificial intelligence, which is sti...
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‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Ebola death toll hits 1,000 as lethal virus spreads

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has surpassed 1,000, raising concerns the outbreak is escalating and could yet spiral out of control.  It is already the second worst Ebola outbreak in history, although some way behind the 2014 West Africa epidemic which killed 11,000 people. According to the DRC Ministry of Health, 1,008 people have died from the deadly virus, including 942 confirmed deaths and 66 probable. There have been 1,529 cases since the outbreak...
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‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Ebola death toll to hit 1,000 as lethal virus spreads

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo will hit 1,000 later today, raising concerns the outbreak is escalating and could yet spiral out of control.  It is already the second worst Ebola outbreak in history, although some way behind the 2014 West Africa epidemic which killed 11,000 people. As of Thursday evening, 994 people had died from the deadly disease. But according to the World Health Organization, this figure will surpass 1,000 when the DRC's Ministr...
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Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As World Press Freedom Day is celebrated, television and radio stations in Uganda are being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure’s appearance in court. Journalists are protesting the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what the Uganda Communications Commission calls “repeated breach of minimum broadcasting standards.” […]
Tags: News, Ap, Uganda, Nation, ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia, Uganda Communications Commission


WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets climate insurance

WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y-Combinator, Western Technology Investment, and EchoVC also participated in the round. WorldCover’s platform uses satellite imagery, on-ground sensors, mobile phones, and data analytics to create insurance options for farmers whose crops yields are affected adversely by weather events—primarily lack of rain. The startup currently operates in Gh...
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Uganda's popstar opposition MP Bobi Wine freed on bail

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine was granted bail Thursday after spending several nights in a maximum security prison.
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Field experiment finds a simple change that could boost agricultural productivity by 60 percent

Acknowledging 75 percent of the crop to tenants in crop-sharing contracts, instead of the customary 50 percent, can boost agricultural productivity and income levels in developing countries. In a field experiment in Uganda, researchers found that, introducing the new sharing rules, output is 60 percent higher and tenants' income increases by 140 percent.
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Christian radio: it’s something to celebrate in Uganda

Uganda (MNN) – In places like the U.S., God's Word is only a swipe or click away. Believers can access God's Word instantly online or through a mobile phone app. It's a completely different story in Uganda. Christian resources are hard to come by -- even for pastors. AMG International’s Bill Passons reports that 85% of pastors have no formal training or access to essentials like Bible commentaries. Many pastors in remote regions lack complete copies of Scripture. Nearly two decades ago, AM...
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Bobi Wine sent to maximum-security prison over street rally

Ugandan pop star who has challenged president’s grip on power didn’t get prior approval for protest, police allegeThe Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine has been remanded to a maximum-security prison after being charged over his alleged role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media.Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, and others led an anti-government protest in the capital, Kampala, in July 2018 without prior authorisation, Ugandan police s...
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Uganda's Bobi Wine sent to maximum-security prison over street rally

Pop star who has challenged president’s grip on power didn’t get prior approval for protest, police allegeThe Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine has been remanded to a maximum-security prison after being charged over his alleged role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media.Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, and others led an anti-government protest in the capital, Kampala, in July 2018 without prior authorisation, Ugandan police spokesman...
Tags: Africa, Uganda, Kampala, Fred Enanga, Bobi Wine, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu


Uganda: Opposition pop star Bobi Wine jailed over protest

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine has been remanded to jail after being charged over his role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media. Police spokesman Fred Enanga said Monday that Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, led a […]
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Satoshi’s Treasure to add side quests on top of $1 million Bitcoin prize

A million-dollar Bitcoin scavenger hunt began only two weeks ago, but one player has already built software to help others co-ordinate their detective efforts. Satoshi’s Treasure works like this: game organizers split keys to $1 million worth of BTC into 1,000 “shards.” A newsletter sends hints for their discovery, and the first to collect 400 shards immediately unlocks the full prize. So far, clues have led players to explore major cities like San Francisco and London, but they’ve also featured...
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Poor bear the brunt as global justice system fails 5.1 billion people – study

Flawed legal systems mean two-thirds of the world’s population are deprived of justiceAcross the world, an estimated 5.1 billion people – two-thirds of the global population – are being failed by the justice system, a study has found.But providing universal access to basic justice could save the global economy billions of dollars every year, as lost income and stress-related illness due to seeking legal redress can cost countries up to 3% of their annual GDP, according to a report published toda...
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‘There’s No Place to Run.’ American Tourist Describes Kidnapping in Uganda

"There's really not a word to describe what that felt like," she said. "Pure fear? But that almost doesn't do it justice."
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American Tourist Abducted In Uganda Shares Darkest Thoughts From Her Captivity

Kimberly Endicott recalled the moment she felt "pure fear."
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Finding Lonzo Ball’s Missing $1.5 Million, and Himself

The Uganda-born financial whiz who blew the whistle on the possibility of fraud in the basketball star’s accounts traveled a long, emotional journey to success.
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Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine detained in his house

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says the singer has been detained in his house on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala. Medard Sseggona said Wednesday that Wine, a lawmaker who opposes Uganda’s longtime President Yoweri Museveni, is unable to leave his home. Wine, whose real […]
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