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‘Rebranding makes us bigger, better and stronger’

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Ltd recently rebranded to Mauritius Union Assurance Company Limited (MAU). The company’s MD, Latimer Kagimu Mukasa spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about this development and related sector issues. What is your general assessment of Uganda’s insurance sector as we …

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Kenya’s plan to privatise prisons

Why it’s risky and needs careful planning Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya is taking steps towards privatising its prisons. Gráinne Perkins asked expert Rob Allen, an independent researcher and cofounder of Justice and Prisons, about the benefits and risks of prison privatisation. Why do countries involve the private sector …

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Elizabeth Kasujja: Queen’s award winner

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elizabeth Kasujja is one of the three young Ugandans who recently won the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader award for their community service. They were awarded in London at a ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. The award distinguishes and celebrates exceptional …

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Congolese doctor wins Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Denis Mukwege is a crusading gynaecologist who has spent more than two decades treating appalling injuries inflicted on women in DRC. On Oct.05 he was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize together with Nadia Murad; a former terrorist sex slave from Iraq who became a …

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