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How recycling can help Uganda tackle unemployment, poor waste managment

March 18th was day world celebrated Global Recycling efforts  COMMENT | Hillary Turyatunga | The Global Recycling Day was started in 2018 by the Global Recycling Foundation to help recognize and celebrate the importance of recycling in preserving earth’s natural resources. It is celebrated on 18th March every year. This year’s virtual celebrations …

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Working as a journalist in Uganda

Why low pay, government intimidation and spies in the newsrooms  and lack of training make it tough COMMENT | KAREN MCLNTYRE AND MEGHAN SOBEL COHEN | Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis. During the recent presidential elections, media crews covering opposition candidates …

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Kenya’s ban on Uganda maize

Why the alleged substandard exports should help nation rethink its agricultural extension interventions  COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | On March 5, 2021, the Kenyan Government issued a ban on the importation of maize from Uganda. The decision, according to the head of Kenyan Agriculture and Food Authority stemmed from their …

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Is Kenya’s ban on Uganda’s maize a blessing in disguise?

COMMENT | OSCORD MARK OTILE  | According to Uganda’s grain trade policy, most Ugandans, especially in local governments (68%), depend on agriculture for both livelihood and income generation. The country’s major agricultural commodities include coffee, tea, cassava, maize, beans, groundnuts, rice, and bananas. Coffee and tea are traditional cash crops grown …

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