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OPINION: Could there be a Pending RWEXIT from the East African Community?

posted onMarch 8, 2019

By Charles Birungi
As the European Union remains gripped by the tense latter stages of Brexit, the proposed withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, scheduled for 29 March 2019, another kind of exit, albeit more dramatic could well be on the cards – the Rwanda exit, or Rwexit, from the now revived and vibrant East African Community (EAC).

NRM Government has Deliberately Empowered Women

posted onMarch 5, 2019

BY LABAN MUSINGUZI
Every March 08th, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day. And always have an annual theme which recognizes the importance of women’s participation in changing the world of work.

Women in the previous regimes were in a position only described as powerless, women were not allowed to express their opinions in public, a view that is deeply embedded in African patriarchal values, which relegate women to the affairs of only the home and family.

OPINION: The BUBU Policy signifies Uganda’s Upgrade from a Dark Trade Era into a Prosperous Trade Era

posted onFebruary 27, 2019

BY BESI NDEREYA

At the end of 1986, David Lamb published his book “The Africans”. In this book, Lamb noted that 60% of the 270 million sub-Saharan Africans were malnourished; 150 million of them were facing mass-starvation in the 1980s, the per capita income was only US dollars 365 per annum – at the time the lowest in the world.

Political Leaders Fueling Napak-Katakwi Border Crisis

posted onFebruary 26, 2019

By Peter Ogwang

Iteso and Karimojongs have a shared history and ethnicity and have for decades enjoyed a cordial relationship despite rampant attacks from the latter.

The two sister tribes with a similar sense of belonging and identity have co-existed, shared resources and even intermarried, but this coexistence could be threatened if political leaders do not shun from fueling the ongoing Napak-Katakwi boundary crisis and using it to seek political leverage at the expense of people of the two neighbouring districts.

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