Uganda: Enacting the Anti-Gay Law
On February 24, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed a law that criminalizes homosexuality. Among other things, the law criminalizes sexual intercourse between same-sex partners, and a life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality. Under this law, failing or refusing to report acts of homosexuality in your house and neighbourhood is a punishable […]
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Inclusive Growth: The Uganda Perspective
Joyce Bwambale is a smallholder coffee farmer on the slopes of the Rwenzori mountains. Like many smallholder farmers on the mountain, Joyce depends on coffee as her main cash crop. This season Joyce is upbeat that the coffee harvest will be good. In a season of bumper harvests like this […]
Uganda: Cut Public Administration Costs NOW!
Ever since the negative effects of the global economic crisis began to show in 2009, countries have nearly focused on patching budget deficits and reducing debt to retain “economic health”. But recently European Union leaders have begun to acknowledge that speedy spending cuts could not be the magic solution for […]
Future Day Part 2 – Hear what they say but pay more attention to what they don’t!
This is the second post in a the three-part series of articles looking at the Future Day held recently in Nairobi and organized by Future Challenges, SID East Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation. Check out the first post here . On this article I look at the security situation in the region and […]
Future Day Part 1 – Hear what they say but pay more attention to what they don’t!
As part of their Trend Monitoring and Horizon Scanning function in the Greater Horn of East Africa, Future Challenges, SID East Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation organized a Future Day focused on regional integration in the East Africa Community. I attended the event, and this is the first of three articles taking […]