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EU resolution on EACOP

  ‘It’s engagement with the EU, not insults that will unlockUganda Oil project’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the fallout from the “emergency resolution” passed on Sept.15 by the European Parliament continues to rattle sections of Ugandans, one of the local civil society organisations that track developments in Uganda’s …

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Rwanda genocide trial starts in Hague

Felicien Kabuga faces three counts of genocide and two counts of crimes against humanity | THE INDEPENDENT | A UN tribunal in The Hague has opened the genocide trial of a Rwandan businessman captured two years ago after decades on the run. The suspect, Felicien Kabuga, decided to boycott the …

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NSSF stuck over ‘Orders from above’

MD Byarugaba joins list of government officials ‘stuck’ over Museveni directives  Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | In September President Museveni launched a new housing estate constructed by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in Lubowa, outside Kampala. The $73m estate has 370 housing units and Museveni praised NSSF for …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: NSSF stuck over ‘Orders from above’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY NSSF stuck over ‘Orders from above’: MD Byarugaba joins list of government officials ‘stuck’ over Museveni directives THE LAST WORD The bastardisation of civil society: Why the struggle against NGOs in poor countries …

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Bribery in 7 African countries

Mining multinational Glencore’s leadership must be held accountable for company’s corrupt behavior COMMENT | NJ AYUK | When U.S. energy company Enron made global headlines in the early 2000s for accounting and corporate fraud, attention was on the decision-makers behind the company’s actions. Ultimately, Enron executives Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, …

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Capitalism and the Queen

  Elizabeth II was a Smithian light who reminded society of the value of compassion and Stoic virtues COMMENT | JACOB SOLL | It might seem like an obscure footnote among the history-making events of 2022, but the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s death coincides with the 300th anniversary of …

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Zoonotic disease outbreaks

Experts blame bush meat hunting and consumption Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | On September 19th, the Ministry of Health declared an Ebola Sudan outbreak in Mubende district.  A sample taken from a 24-year-old man was identified as the relatively rare Sudan strain. It is the first time in more …

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