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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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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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IGP Katsigazi: Police to bolster security in oil-rich Albertine Graben

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi, has expressed his commitment to overcome manpower and logistical constraints, enhancing capacity to safeguard Uganda’s oil-rich Albertine Graben and investors. Speaking to journalists following an inter-agency security summit at Resort Hotel in Hoima City on Friday, March 22, Katsigazi emphasised the significance of oil as […]

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The perspective of journalists on carrying out their duties: insights into press freedom in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda

A majority of the world’s population has experienced a decline in press freedom in recent years, according to a UN report. In east Africa, the results are mixed and debatable. In Rwanda, both international press freedom rankings and journalists on the ground say press freedom has increased over the past 10 years. In neighbouring Uganda, both international rankings […]

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Hoima sidewalks: from arteries of mobility to battlegrounds of congestion

The sidewalks, once seen as arteries connecting and fostering safe mobility, have become battlegrounds where the right to walk freely is contested, in Hoima City. Joan Katusiime, a social scientist in Hoima City, told The Albertine Journal that pedestrians have crowded sidewalks, obstructing the view of drivers, particularly at intersections. This in her view reduces the time […]

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Carbon tax on shipping to bolster Africa’s capacity for climate resilient trade

With Africa disproportionately affected by climate change and its impacts worsening other structural deficiencies, climate-resilient development is urgent. African countries are well aware of this and are committed to adapting to and mitigating climate change as demonstrated by their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The difficulty is that implementing these national climate plans costs around $2.8 trillion between 2020 and 2030 (or about $250 […]

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Bunyoro women on the forefront to reclaim their property inheritances

In this story, Robert Atuhairwe, focuses on the oil-rich Hoima district, where women are coming out to shift and demystify traditional beliefs and myths that land and property are passed from male head to male heir. ******************* Land in the oil-rich Bunyoro sub-region which has for centuries been communally owned is now being sold to […]

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Latest Auditor General report excludes key corruption scandals

In 2018, the government commissioned a two-storeyed building to house the Auditor General’s office at Hoima district local government headquarters with the aim of facilitating efficient auditing and enhancing accountability in the country’s mid-western region. To the dismay of anti-corruption campaigners, the office is yet to serve well its intended purpose. Many scandals and instances […]

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In the fight against corruption, the ‘small fish’ also need to be targeted, experts say

Anti-corruption activists have called for innovative approaches if the fight against corruption – a vice that has consistently bedeviled Uganda in recent years – is to register some significant wins. Mindful of the pervasive nature of corruption and its detrimental effects on society, the activists argue that there is need for a multifaceted approach aimed […]

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Hoima City grapples with waste

Kibati trading centre in the East Division is about a 20-minute drive from Hoima City Central Business District (CBD). On the left, one is welcomed by waste littered allover the road leading to a multi-billion waste treatment plant, which has dominated the media for lying idle almost 10 years after it was commissioned. The sh2.5b […]