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‘Make natural forests untouchable’

  Last November, Attilio Pacifici, the head of the EU Delegation in Uganda led seven other ambassadors from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Austria on a mission to western and northern Uganda to have firsthand experience of the level of pressure Uganda’s natural resource assets such as Bugoma …

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Bold steps to restore Uganda’s forests

Dr. Clement Okia, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Muni University Arua, talked to The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about the ever rising rate of deforestation in Uganda and what the government needs to do to recover the country’s forest cover  Why should Ugandans be …

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Banks see a positive outlook this New Year

Uganda’s economy is slowly opening up amidst coronavirus pandemic, rising hope for the banking industry’s quick recovery. The Independent’s Isaac Khisa caught up with the Absa Bank Uganda Managing Director, Mumba Kalifungwa, and shares the industry’s projected performance and the future outlook. What do you make of Uganda’s banking industry …

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Rethinking approach to agriculture

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Wandile Sihlobo, the chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, explains to Michael Aliber, a professor …

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Bobi Wine’s interview on CNN

Presidential candidate Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was recently interviewed by CNN international host Christiane Amanpour. There has widespread interest since the programme aired on Dec.07. We reproduce a transcript of the interview due to public demand. Christiane Amanpour : So, now to another country, another continent where democracy …

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