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 Read More
Four years since Bancassurance was first introduced in Uganda, experts say the concept is gaining ground and soon every bank customer will also have a life insurance cover attached to their account.
The Principal Officer in charge of Bancassurance at Diamond Trust Bank (U) Ltd, Fred Baguma says the future of Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
By: Andrew Mwenda
Last week, the NRM narrowly won the elections for women MP in Hoima district. According to results, NRM’s Harriet Businge got 33,000 votes (54%) against FDC’s Asinansi Nyakato with 29,000 votes (46%).
This is a major setback for NRM, which has historically won Hoima with huge margins. In 2006, Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
By The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General
Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee Read More