Tag Archives: Uganda

Don’t give a man a fish, hand out a mosquito net and watch him buzz

For several decades now, Ugandan intellectuals have been critical of foreign aid, arguing that it has a negative effect on the development of the country. This of course is not unique to Uganda and every

How do we talk about rebel groups?

Talking about rebel groups is especially the conundrum for journalists and researchers who follow the fates of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) – which has been operational for almost 30 years across northern Uganda, southern …

Fidel Castro and Yoweri Museveni: Brothers in arms

Museveni and Castro both came to power through a revolution. Despite a crippling international blockade led by America, Cuba under Castro made huge strides in development while Uganda, a darling of the West, has …

Refugee crisis: Fresh fighting in South Sudan putting strain on resources

The flow of South Sudan refugees to neighbouring countries is increasing as insecurity worsens due to renewed fighting. The government forces have been engaging rebels in Central and Western Equatoria states increasing the refugee

Decolonising Makerere: On Mamdani’s failed experiment

At the “Harvard of Africa” in Uganda, power remains in imperial structures and bodies, while excellence is still defined on Western terms.

In 1922, within a few decades of British colonial control of the protectorate …

Netanyahu’s East Africa tour and Israel’s secret aid-for-asylum-seekers scheme

Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel face an impossible choice: stay and risk detention or leave “voluntarily” for Rwanda or Uganda.

Earlier this month, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a visit to East …

Burundi team pulls out of Kigali AU meet, cites security concerns

A Burundi delegation suddenly pulled out of the African Union Summit in Kigali accusing Rwanda of failing to accord it security guarantees and hit out at the AU for failing to address the countries problems.

No deal with EU as Tanzania, Uganda refuse to sign up

Members of the East African Community are split down the middle again after Uganda joined Tanzania in pulling out of signing a trade pact that is key to continued access to the European Union market

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

KAMPALA – Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.

“The medicine they …