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Media and the gay debate

  It’s important to put in place safety valves for a more nuanced, hate free debate that seeks to inform rather than vilify COMMENT | Frank Mugisha | The media is an important aspect of our lives; especially in fully grown or nascent democracies. It’s an important channel of information through which …

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Why Parliament debates homosexuality

The declaration of the Anti-Homosexuality Act as unconstitutional upset the patriarchal matrix of power COMMENT | Frank Mugisha | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Annet Among and her deputy Thomas Tayebwa last week led the August House into a debate about homosexuality. Parliament’s fear was that there is promotion of homosexuality …

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Putting homophobia on trial

Much as there’s been success for LGBTI rights in courts, winning hearts and minds of Ugandans remains a struggle COMMENT | Frank Mugisha | Dear Reader, today I chronicle our struggles and what we have achieved despite numerous hindrances and try to forge a future ahead. The Anti-Homosexuality Act was the culmination …

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Second oil licensing targets previously abandoned blocks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | New companies intending to invest in the exploration of Uganda’s oil and gas industry starting next year, have embarked on the tour of the oil fields that the government has put up on the market. The four companies shortlisted for the final round of the …

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CNOOC joins Total’s bid for Uganda’s new oil blocks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC) is joining French giant Total to bid for Uganda’s new oil blocks in the Albertine. While the Energy ministry shortlisted four companies to bid for new oil blocks, URN learnt that CNOOC will be part of the bid under the …

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KCCA reopens four more markets at Kalerwe

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA has reopened four more markets at Kalerwe more than three weeks after they were closed. They are Semuguwa, Farmers Hall, Kalerwe Farmer’s Group, Modern and Ddembe markets. The markets were reopened on Monday at function officiated by the Kawempe Resident City …

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