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News

Report: How world’s influential news providers cover Africa

The Guardian, AFP, Al Jazeera, and Reuters top index for most balanced media coverage of Africa, American outlets lag at the bottom.

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Opinion

Invest in agriculture and expand our revenue base

The rift between government and traders over taxes will not end unless the fundamental issues are dealt with. One of the core fundamental issues is expanding the tax base through empowerment of the population. Currently Uganda’s Tax to Growth Development Product (GDP) ratio stands at 14 percent as compared to the recommended 18 percent. The […]

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Environment

Hoima schools to be sensitised on environmental conservation and fight against malaria

Uganda has one of the highest global burden of malaria cases, with over 90% of the population at risk.

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News

Hoima, Fort Portal and Lira to benefit from sh611b water project upgrade

The sh611b (about 150m euros)   project to upgrade and expand the existing water and sewerage systems was necessitated by the rising demand of water in the said cities.

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Opinion

Can the business community spark a social revolution?

Although EFRIS is not a tax, some traders have described it as double taxation, hence calling on government to suspend it.

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Business

Increasing taxes: is targeting small businesses the solution?

Uganda, with a fiscal deficit of 5.6% in 2023, has increasingly turned to local resources to make up for its revenue shortfall since the World Bank suspended its funding on 8 August 2023 over the country’s anti-homosexuality law. In early April 2024, traders in downtown Kampala protested against what they saw as high taxes and harsh enforcement tactics of the Uganda Revenue Authority. […]

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Opinion

Expert tips on talking to teens about sex

The “birds and the bees”. The “facts of life”. Whatever you call it, many parents dread discussing sex and sexuality with their teenagers. They may be embarrassed, or worried that they don’t understand some concepts. In some countries, cultural norms may mean it’s considered inappropriate for adults and adolescents to talk about sex. However, these are conversations […]

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Opinion

Will Balaam curse his people?

The appointment of Balaam comes at a time when he portrayed the uttermost fidelity with the first family. He is a disciple of partisan politics ever since he came out openly supporting the ruling party National Resistance Movement through offering of his public address system. I don’t know what is at his heart but at […]

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Opinion

Corruption: a devastating ailment plaguing Kikuube

As inhabitants of this global village, we tend to view the whole world in a particular perspective. The notorious infection that has eaten our African countries is corruption. Most leaders are greedy to acquire money and be above, on top, superior to other colleagues. The only way they envision to achieve their personal selfish objectives […]

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Books & Arts

The Story of a Novelist’s Wife: The Mukoma, Ngugi, Nyambura Controversy and Lessons for African Literature

On March 12, Kenyan author Mukoma wa Ngugi announced on X (formerly Twitter) and on Facebook that his father, the renowned Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, had “physically abused” his late mother, Nyambura. This revelation has attracted significant attention. At the time of writing this piece, the Twitter post had amassed millions of views, thousands […]