Egypt, Africa's most powerful military Active personnel: 438,500 (air force, army, navy) Military budget: $11 billion (2020) Land forces 3,044 main battle tanks; 11,454 armoured fighting vehicles; 4,000 artillery pieces; 1,322 rocket artillery pieces; 889 self-propelled guns
African military strength Based on theoretical conventional weapons fighting capacity and equipment April 2021 (Source: Global Firepower) 1) Egypt 2) Algeria 3) South Africa 4) Nigeria 5) Morocco 6) Ethiopia 7) Angola 8) Libya 9) Tunisia 10) Sudan
Google searches in central Uganda; following the annulment of Mityana Woman MP election result. Research: T. Kalyegira Friday Oct. 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Joyce Bagala (NUP), 58% Judith Nabakooba ( NRM), 9% Saturday Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m. Joyce Bagala, 62% Judith Nabakooba, 16%
Be glad if you find your passion or purpose early in life, because as you get older, it's those things or activities that will keep you going.
Former flight attendants of the bankrupt airline Alitalia stripped off their uniforms in a flash mob, protesting job losses and pay cuts for those rehired by Italy's new national carrier ITA airline. Alitalia flew its last flight a week ago, leaving some 7,000 employees jobless.pic.twitter.com/fkbN7YDDFK
Top 10 mobile app downloads worldwide (In millions) September 2021 Research: T. Kalyegira 1) Instagram, 31 2) WhatsApp, 25 3) Facebook, 24 4) SnapChat, 23 5) FB Messenger, 21 6) Telegram, 21 7) Spotify, 17 8) Zoom, 17 9) TikTok, 15 10) Google Meet, 14
One good thing with social media is it shows who really earned their university degree on merit, and who got that degree through cheating or dating their lecturer. We reveal our inadequacies in knowledge, diligence, skill, and the ability to reason.
What chance that M7's insistence on denying bail to capital offence suspects is a prophecy of how his end will come? In Ugandan history (Grace Ibingira, Kiiza Besigye, Amama Mbabazi), people who proposed tough public security laws, ended up victims of their own creation.
Two and a half months to the end of the year, my look back at the major international developments in 2021. Part 1: The global shortage of computer microchips. Toyota and Volkswagen reduce car production; Apple warns of fewer units of its new iPhone 13 for the same reason.
One day my attention to detail will land me in trouble. Months ago I sent a message to the U.S. foreign intelligence service, the CIA, lecturing them to use better photos of Kenya and Uganda than lions and zebras in their World Factbook photo gallery. (They've never replied!)
"If you build an empty apartment, that apartment has zero value to the economy...An estimated 20% to 25% of all apartments in China are empty." (BBC World Service, London, Oct. 7, 2021; on the property crisis in China amid the country's slowing economy.)
It seems to most people around the world, Africa = the Mediterranean North and the "European" southern tip.https://twitter.com/TimKalyegira/status/1448692683476770818 …
Global interest in Africa cities Oct. 2020 - Oct. 2021 Source: Google tracking data Research: T. Kalyegira 1) Cape Town, 71% 2) Cairo, 51% 3) Casablanca, 41% 4) Durban, 41% 5) Johannesburg, 39% 6) Pretoria, 39% 7) Alexandria, 34% 8) Marrakesh, 31% 9) Nairobi, 28% 10) Lagos, 26%
On Uganda's 59th anniversary of self-rule, I would like to pay tribute to the British colonial administrations who played a crucial role in putting this country together and, above all, to the British civil servants who left behind a rich body of research and intellectual work.