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Rukikaire’s view of history

Former cabinet minister and NRA ideologue Rukikaire on politics and leadership BOOK REVIEW | Ian Katusiime | Mathew Rukikaire has seen it all. Born into an aristocratic family and educated in the best institutions that the colonial era could offer locally and abroad, Rukikaire has either made or participated in …

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New inequalities threatening human development-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Inequalities around education, technology and climate change could trigger a new great divergence in society if left unchecked, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has cautioned in its 2019 edition of the Human Development Report. The report says that just as the gap in basic …

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US conducts joint knowledge exchange with UPDF in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia |  BRENNEN LEGE | U.S. service members in Somalia end of  last month conducted a joint Tactical Casualty Combat Care information exchange and mass casualty exercise with neighboring Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia soldiers. The operation enhanced partner force interoperability and communication, and instilled enduring procedures for mass …

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Population data, demographic dividend and tax collection key for Uganda’s economic growth

COMMENT | Ndereya Besi | This week, Uganda plays host to two African conferences. First, the 8th African Population Conference (APC) and the 4th International Conference on tax in Africa. APC is organized in conjunction with National Population Secretariat and supported by the Union of African Population Council in conjunction with United Nations Fund …

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‘Sophia tye kwene?’

  Where is Sophia? A mother’s cry of despair and her unwavering search for her missing daughter COMMENT |  Marije Slijkerman | October 28, 2019, marks four years without Sophia. Our lovely, smart, strong-willed, lively, cheerful, ambitious and beautiful daughter and sister. It is unreal, incomprehensible, unacceptable and unbearable. It is said …

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ISIS leader Al Bakr Baghdadi dead

World leaders hailed the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an important step in the fight against terrorism but added that the war against ISIS was far from over. | THE INDEPENDENT | al-Baghdadi killed himself along with his three children when he was cornered in a tunnel in …

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