Tax evasion in Africa costs the continent $50 billion every year. That money could be used to build badly-needed hospitals and schools. In Uganda, one company has managed to avoid paying $400 million in tax by registering in Mauritius.
A new law introduced in 2016 which criminalizes child labor has failed to stop exploitation due to inadequate implementation. More than 2 million children in Uganda are estimated to be affected.
Phiona Mutesi got out of the Katwe slums in Uganda by playing chess. Then a book was written about her and a film made. Just over a year after the film's release, she talks to DW about how chess has changed her life.
Tens of thousands of pastoralists fled from Turkana in Kenya to Uganda last week to escape the drought. It is the latest blow for the parched region for which politicians once made rash promises of rapid modernization.
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