Op-Eds

The Effects of Population Growth on Climate Change

Summary: Population growth significantly impacts climate change by increasing demand for limited natural resources and contributing to higher carbon emissions. This growth, particularly in developing countries like Uganda, leads to deforestation, resource depletion, and greater vulnerability to climate disruptions Climate change has been described as the biggest global threat of …

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How Moody’s Ratings will affect Uganda

Summary: Moody’s Ratings downgraded Uganda’s government issuer ratings from B2 to B3 due to concerns over its diminishing debt affordability and fiscal challenges stemming from expensive borrowing sources. In a new development that holds significant implications for investors in Treasury Bonds, Moody’s Ratings has revised Uganda’s government issuer ratings downward …

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Uganda and her day today politicians

Summary: In the 1960s, key political figures like Kintu Musoke, Kirunda Kivejinja, Bidandi Ssali, and Dani Nabudere emerged from the UPC, later shaping Uganda’s political landscape. Nabudere played a pivotal role in transitioning from Idi Amin’s rule, while Musoke, Kivejinja, and Ssali became influential figures in the NRM era, though …

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Why the Media Council Can’t Punish The Observer Over Unregistered Journalists

Summary: The Uganda Media Council is attempting to penalize journalists from The Observer newspaper for alleged breaches, including failure to register, but legal challenges and a defunct registration authority undermine their authority. Recent court rulings and historical context suggest the council’s actions may be an attempt to stifle critical journalism, …

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Our freedoms depend on press freedom

Summary: In the early weeks of the “super election year,” journalists faced assaults and hindrances in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Turkey, reflecting a global trend of attacks on media. Threats to journalists are increasing worldwide, with journalists facing imprisonment and violence even in supposed democracies. Women journalists and marginalized communities are …

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Climate Change in Uganda: Its Mitigation Measures

Summary: Climate change presents significant challenges for Uganda, with impacts including floods, landslides, and agricultural losses. Despite commitments, practical implementation of mitigation measures lags. Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to the world today, with its impacts being far-reaching and devastating, particularly for Uganda. Sustainable Development Goal No.13 …

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Green Economy: Let’s Act Right

Summary: The history of mining traces back thousands of years, with the oldest mine discovered in South Africa and early smelting in Egypt. This historical exploitation of mineral resources may have contributed to the enslavement of Africans by Europeans seeking skilled laborers. The history of mining is traced far back …

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Who is after Speaker Anita Among?

Summary: The Speaker of Parliament, Annet Anita Among, faces significant criticism from both traditional and social media in Uganda. Allegations of corruption and mismanagement of funds have intensified scrutiny, with some suggesting a targeted campaign to undermine her position. The speaker of parliament, Annet Anita Among, is currently one of …

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The 2024 census big question

Census questions can be unpleasant and intrusive. The last Uganda census in 2014 had questions like: Does any member of this household own… (Assets; that is a motor vehicle, radio, television, donkey etc.)? What type of toilet does this household mainly use? What was the main source of this household’s …

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