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Expanded BRICS could re-set world politics

But picking new members isn’t straightforward Kampala, Uganda | BHASO NDZENDZE & SIPHAMANDLA ZONDI | Eager to escape perceived western domination, several countries  mostly in the global south  are looking to join the Brics bloc. The five-country bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is also looking to grow its …

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Makerere’s Dr Namyalo on becoming leading Muslim professor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Saudah Namyalo Birabwa has broken through the proverbial glass ceiling to become the second Muslim female Associate Professor in Uganda. With her promotion last month, Professor Namyalo, who is the Dean of the School of Languages, Literature, and Communication at Makerere University, looks back at …

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Irrigation to transform African farming

A landmark project in Uganda empowering 108,000 farmers signals of a sea-change in the use of irrigation in Africa. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | With irrigation-fed farming the norm in much of north Africa as well as parts of southern Africa, there have long been calls for more irrigation …

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