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Digital trade is next big thing in Africa

Interview with Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) Wamkele Mene was recently appointed Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat. Because of COVID-19, free trade for countries that have ratified the agreement did not begin, as planned, on 1 July 2020. In …

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Africa can build world-class brands

For 10 years, Brand Africa has been working to mobilise Africans and the diaspora to proactively drive a brandled African agenda. Its founder and chairman Thebe Ikalafeng tells us how Africa can build more successful brands When you look at African brands today, would you say they are stronger than …

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NWSC guarantees water production despite COVID-19 challenges

DR. Silver Mugisha is the Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC). He spoke to The Independent about strategies NWSC is using to continue serving Ugandans despite the economic challenges created by the raging COVID-19 pandemic. QUESTION: How is NWSC coping with COVID-19 pandemic? ANSWER: It is a tough time that requires innovation and …

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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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