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The new digital taxes

The projected revenues may not be realised yet the long-term effects created may be difficult to reverse COMMENT | NATHAN WERE | The Parliament of Uganda recently passed the Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2021 in which new taxes were introduced. One of such tax is on the internet requiring users …

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What threatens press freedom today?

The lack of transparency about how algorithms sort people into groups and prioritise messages COMMENT | JAN-WERNER MUELLER | Donald Trump’s presidency was bookended by the White House pushing “alternative facts” about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration at the US Capitol and his violent supporters scrawling “Murder …

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Join us in marking the Nurses’ week

COMMENT | Judith Hope Kiconco | It’s that time of year again for nurses. Just last week, we had the midwives celebrate the International Day of the Midwife in style at KAWEMPE national referral hospital. Nurses are usually the first point of contacting for health care in our communities.    Nurses and …

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Somalia’s death knell of democracy

How a toxic political and security order backed by the AU is destroying the glorious past of Africa’s first democrats COMMENT | ABDI ISAMIL SAMATAR | By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just …

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