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Media Portrayal of Cheeye Reinforces Corruption

Ivan Rugambwa > Corruption and Media   There is something either amiss with or destructively good about our society, of which the media is a damning reflection. Released from Prison on March 3rd, Teddi Ssezi Cheeye, and former head of Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President who was in 2009 convicted

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OPINION: Makerere Varsity Ill-Bent to Suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi

By: Asuman Balaba On 31, March 2017; Makerere University appointment Board penned to suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi after she criticized Kataha Museveni, Minister for Education. Kataha Museveni’s assertion of stopping school going children to use BodaBoda as their means of transport is unrealistic given the economic nature of the country. After 31 years

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OPINION: NEMA’s Good Intentions Should Translate into Actions

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is the principal government agency for protecting the Environment.  It has the mandate to coordinate, monitor and regulate environmental management in the country. NEMA’s activities are key in providing support to Government’s objective – of ensuring sustainable development through the National Development plan (NDP) in

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“Denying Women’s & Girls’ Rights Holds All of Us Back”

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential. Historic

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“Advancing Women’s Equality Could Boost Global GDP by US$12 Trillion By 2025”

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of

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CRISPY KAHERU: Beti Kamya, Please Stop, Think, & Remember the Wananchi before it’s Late

First, I will take this opportunity to publically congratulate you Beti Kamya on your appointment as Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority. I remember the last time I passed my congratulations to you was a day after you had been named part of the cabinet that would drive this, my

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INGRID TURINAWE: Uganda’s Parliament Needs Reform

On February 28, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe lost in the race to become one of Uganda’s nine representatives to regional assembly EALA. There were well over 40 approved contestants. However, what makes Turinawe’s loss interesting is the hostility members of ruling NRM party

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CHRIS OBORE on “Speaker’s Helicopter’: Civil Society are Trading Lies, Preaching Water but Taking Wine

The proposal to buy a helicopter for the Parliamentary Commission is now the focus of sections of civil society actors. Recently, the executive director of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Ms Cissy Kagaba; the coordinator of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group,  Julius Mukunda; and the programs officer of Uganda Debt Network, Ms  Imelda Namagga,

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