Whereas government maintains that only 19.7% of Ugandans are below the poverty line, analysts claim that as many as 70% of Ugandans are vulnerable and occasionally fall below the poverty line depending on the season. By Alon Mwesigwa

A Rwandan startup has won €500,000 in an international sustainability competition for its earthen home flooring. EarthEnable was announced as the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 at a ceremony in Amsterdam this month. By Inovators Magazine

L'Association des compagnies aériennes africaines (African Airlines Association, AFRAA) doit tenir sa 49ème assemblée générale annuelle du 12 au 14 novembre 2017 à Kigali, en présence de hauts responsables de l'aviation en Afrique, a indiqué un communiqué officiel transmis mardi à Infosplusgabon.

Au Kenya, Nakumatt Holdings Limited, numéro un de la distribution en Afrique de l’Est, a indiqué par la voix de son directeur général Atul Shah (photo) qu’il fusionnerait avec son compatriote Tuskys, rapporte Reuters.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Friday disclosed plans to establish air and rail links between his country and Nigeria. By Augustine Ehikioya

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food. On the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda, septic trucks full of human excrement bump and slosh their way up orange dirt roads to their final destination: the Nduba landfill. Until recently, the trucks would spill their contents into giant open pits. By Chelsea Wald

Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, have been stumbling recently. Rising security risks and political instability in Egypt, economic downturn and militancy in Nigeria and escalating political risks in South Africa led to doubts whether the balance between risks and opportunities in these markets is still favourable for businesses. PR

“Countries like Rwanda can make decisions fast and can implement new technologies in concert with new regulations fast, so we’re now in a position where the US is trying to follow Rwanda”. By Jeremy Hsu, science and tech journalist based in New York.