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The tragedy of a country with no reading culture

2017-12-10T04:39:00Z

Sadly, I discovered, just like many in the audience, that the whole conference was totally disorganised and the organisers and speakers ignored the time and procedures usually associated with such functions. They even failed to circulate copies of the programme.



In defence of the Elders Forum of Uganda – Part I

2017-12-10T04:32:00Z

Well, if one applies Mayega’s yardstick, my brother-in-Christ may wish to know that the performance of the leader of the NRM regime is frankly lacklustre. According to the 2012 Africa Leadership index, NRM’s sole leader was given “D” grade, which is a fairly accurate assessment of his performance record



The question of elusive Arab unity

2017-12-10T04:29:00Z

Several months ago, Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and others announced an economic boycott and sanctions against the Gulf state of Qatar over its dealings with Iran



15 years on, Peter Oloya’s soul cries out for justice

2017-12-10T04:26:00Z

Prisoners sat anxiously in little groups in the prison yard, each of them wondering whether they would receive a visit from their loved ones. Among them was Oloya. He was in his late 20s



Of provincial elites and our national pettiness

2017-12-08T23:00:00Z

In this narrative, the African is portrayed as either docile, belligerent, or primitive



Ugandans need a war to test their patriotism

2017-12-08T23:00:00Z

The Democratic Party, for whose activism and support my father was exiled in the DR Congo, is enjoying a period of pacific placidity



Women’s rights are human rights and we must do our part to protect them

2017-12-08T23:00:00Z

It should go without saying that as one half of humanity, women are entitled to the protection and fulfilment of their human rights



Ending child marriages could generate Shs10 trillion

2017-12-07T23:00:00Z

The 10th edition of the World Bank’s Economic Update for Uganda focuses on the cost of not investing in adolescent girls, and specifically on the economic costs of child marriage, early childbearing



How we can revive foreign direct investment prospects in Uganda

2017-12-07T23:00:00Z

Given that production in developing countries involves lower units of capital per unit of labour relative to developed countries, the theory of diminishing marginal returns predicts



There’s need for integrated approach to early childhood development

2017-12-07T23:00:00Z

ECD related interventions in parts of South America, for instance, have been credited with reducing child mortality by 60 per cent among participating communities (Unicef, 2015)



Uganda wins big with Justice Bossa’s election to International Criminal Court

2017-12-06T23:00:00Z

There are more than a few of these who have been passed over in promotions to the higher courts in Uganda



Young women living with HIV should adhere to treatment

2017-12-06T23:00:00Z

As adolescents, they naturally begin engaging in relationships with boys and some find it hard to disclose their HIV status to their partners



How do we define political transitions and what makes them relevant?

2017-12-06T05:56:00Z

This is especially evident in Africa where the post-colonial state struggles for legitimacy all the while maintaining the structural tools of exploitation and oppression that previous undemocratic regimes relied on



Claim by Land Commission that it owns Chogm park land is incorrect

2017-12-06T04:01:00Z

The Uganda Land Commission was created under the 1967 Constitution, which abolished the Buganda government. Section 5 of the Land Law of 1908 created what was known as the official mailo, which catered for land which was held by a person by virtue of his office



Value of volunteerism in personal growth

2017-12-04T23:00:00Z

Millions of people across the globe dedicate their time and energy to help others. This support may be offered in form of skills or resources. As Africans, our culture is rich with examples of giving of ourselves to benefit others



Electricity retail tariffs: Impact of macroeconomic factors on bills

2017-12-03T23:00:00Z

Consumers are also urged to attend the public hearing on the tariff on December 12 and to engage with ERA either as an individual, group or company



It’s time for government to review its priorities

2017-12-03T23:00:00Z

According to the Tepeth, these trees protect the environment and are a source of rain, shade and harbour medicinal plants to cure various diseases



Mr President, you have capacity to save Uganda from rampant corruption - Part II

2017-12-02T23:00:00Z

This phenomenon was well-illustrated in the first part of this article which revealed the names of officers who failed in their responsibilities



FDC party at a crossroads

2017-12-02T23:00:00Z

In FDC’s constitution is a provision for anyone to vie for the party presidency. Anybody, during any election cycle, can present themselves for the party presidency and other senior positions



Does Uganda need a tough guy, a village tycoon or modern president?

2017-12-02T23:00:00Z

By implication, Museveni was the only contender strong enough to bear the enormous burden of governing Uganda



Is a strong third force likely to emerge in Uganda’s political landscape?

2017-12-02T23:00:00Z

These sharp contradictions within the party may have been worsened by the lack of belief in the party’s conflict resolution mechanism and the willpower to fully implement the mechanism



End of the road for Comrade Mugabe

2017-12-02T23:00:00Z

I fear such fate awaits Mugabe and his Jezebel-like wife, Ms Grace Mugabe, who attempted to take the people of Zimbabwe for a ride using blatant lies, fear, intimidation and brute force



Strange stories from our home this November

2017-12-01T23:00:00Z

Whatever happened to the once gentle Libyans, only God knows



Kenyans threatened to invade Uganda over Joy Biira’s arrest

2017-12-01T23:00:00Z

These poor BBC fellows had been deceived that I could fix that for them. And boy, I gave it my all…; but we were not allowed anywhere near Bihanga



Govt needs to partner with private sector in education

2017-12-01T23:00:00Z

Indeed, this is why government of Uganda flags education as a bedrock and critical sector for its economic, political, and social development