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Locust swarms could cause food insecurity

  On Feb.09, the much anticipated swarms of desert locusts invaded Uganda from neighbouring Kenya through the northeastern district of Amudat. The government and its development partners including the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have since been battling the destructive insects which are now moving southwards. Experts on the …

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Indians deserve to be Ugandan tribe

Ravi Shankar, the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda says Indians are already recognised in Kenya. However,  whether they are entitled to be a tribe is something which has to be addressed and examined by the government of Uganda. He spoke to The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about this and more. India …

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I am optimistic about Africa’s future

Bience Gawanas is the special adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary-General. She spoke to the Africa Renewal’s Zipporah Musau on her role and priorities for 2020 What would you say are the three biggest challenges facing Africa today? I would rather talk about the opportunities in Africa. I want …

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How legal system tortures rape victims

Ugandan women recently took to social media platforms to share horrendous tales of rape. Primah Kwagala, the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Probono Initiative; a Kampala-based civil society organisation, spoke with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about the rape allegations and why Ugandan society generally suffers from a gender-based violence problem. …

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Kamunyu used Mak suspension to write book on leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On January 17, 2019, Makerere University handed Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the chairperson of the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) an indefinite suspension. At the time, he was a vocal critic of the university administration, representing voices of staff demanding for reforms in …

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