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To Achieve Gender Equality, There is Need to Advance the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Women

By Charles Owekmeno This Sunday 8th March 2020 marks 45 years since the United Nations adopted the celebration of International Women’s day. Over these years a lot of progress and gains have been made towards achieving gender equality but for a majority of women especially in developing countries, equality still remains

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Andrew Mwenda: How Museveni Built and Killed Uganda’s Oil Industry

By Andrew M. Mwenda Uganda’s upstream oil industry is dead. Ok, let me admit this is a bit of an exaggeration. It is more appropriate to say it is in a coma and will be very difficult to resuscitate. This conclusion is paradoxical because Uganda has spent years painstakingly building the

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Commonwealth Sounds Alarm to Waken World from Sleep-Walking into Another Debt Crisis

By: Patricia Scotland - Commonwealth Secretary General Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this

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Gender Equality Has Never Been So Close but Still Far from Being a Reality

By: Patricia Scotland - Commonwealth Secretary-General This month the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting will assemble in Nairobi, Kenya. It has taken place regularly since 1985, to take stock of the current status of gender equality in our member countries, and to share perspectives and experience of how progress on this

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Gaming Bans in Uganda and Kenya: A Sign of Things to Come?

By: Daniel Tyler The burgeoning African gaming market has been spearheaded by a number of countries in recent years with South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania widely deemed as the leading markets on the continent. Thanks to a concoction of budding technological hubs, increasing online access and digital penetrations rates, as

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Bobi Wine. Courtesy Photo

Andrew Mwenda: Bobi Wine’s People Power ‘Cult’ Simply Wants a Chance to Loot Uganda

The corruption of People Power People Power is the most trending political cult in Uganda. They are angry at the corruption of President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) government. While its followers carry a deep sense of victimhood, they are not resigned but energized. They want to get Museveni

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President Museveni and minister Anite. Courtesy Photo

Dear Magye, Don’t Let the Mafia Touch Anite, the Anointed One

Monday night, a man inside my neighbour’s TV said junior minister in charge of investment and privatisation Evelyn Anite had told reporters some dangerous people were whetting weapons of mass destruction to kill her. The man reading the news called those dangerous people the ‘mafia’. She swore that those people are within

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