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Uganda hailed for allowing open discussions on peoples grievances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda has been praised for allowing open discussions among the public on matters that affect them, compared to several countries that freedoms of speech have been heavily restricted.  Professor Melina Platas Izama, of the New York University-Abu Dhabi, says there are more active discussions and …

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How kicking out Umeme hurts Uganda

By Melina Platas Izama MPs have generators and other coping resources if the energy sector fails but their voters and industrialists could incur ruinous costs Parliament’s recommendation to cancel the Ugandan government’s contract with the country’s main electricity distributor, Umeme, has reinvigorated the debate over the company’s performance, as well …

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