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Thousands of Ugandans may sue over U.S. security work in Iraq, Afghanistan

semafor.com The News KAMPALA, Uganda — Thousands of Ugandans who guarded U.S. government buildings in war zones are preparing to sue their former employers who they claim failed to pay…

Why relations between DR Congo and Rwanda are deteriorating

semafor.com The News Tensions are escalating between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the advance of M23 rebel forces in recent weeks towards the city of Goma…

Ethiopia bids to be an African medical tourism hub but its health system is struggling

semafor.com The News ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia hopes to reinvent its biggest city as an African medical tourism hub with a new $400 million hospital complex set to open next year. But the…

Ghana eyes local iron ore processing to boost economy

semafor.com The News ACCRA, Ghana — Ghana aims to process its iron ore locally by 2027 for steel production to boost economic growth, a government document seen by Semafor Africa shows.…

Kenya’s government sued over controversial ad deal

semafor.com The News Kenya’s government is being sued by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), the country’s legal professional association, for contracting a local newspaper to solely…

Why African filmmakers aren’t producing nature documentaries

semafor.com The Scene Every year, many nature and conservation films are shot in African countries and broadcast around the world, showcasing the continent’s abundance of wildlife,…

Nigerian nurses reject rules attacking job migration overseas

semafor.com The News LAGOS — NIgerian nurses are protesting new rules to prevent them working abroad for two years after completing their training — a rule imposed by authorities trying…

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