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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force in September 2015, after the phase out of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that acted as a driver for global development since, 2000 to 2015. The SDGs are relatively comprehensive in terms of scope and seek to address issues of poverty, hunger, education, climate among others. It’s anticipated that by 2030, countries…
By Moses Ngorok, Martha Chemba & Neona Kristina In true Big African man fashion, President Museveni during his inauguration speech on 12th May 2016 questioned the usefulness of the International Criminal Court (ICC); a court whose help he once sought in 2003 to deal with the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group then present in the northern part of…
By Eddie Ssemakula By Eddie Ssemakula “The Topowa campaign made us vote out leaders who performed poorly,” said Rehema Karim, an FDC party member who participated in the Arua Topowa meeting. The campaign was also an eye opener to the electoral commission on their mandate of civic education. “Because of the Topowa campaign we were able to learn that exchanging…
Leaders in Western Uganda have commended the “Topowa, Honour Your Vote,” for contributing to improved voter turnout in the February general elections. “In the 2016 elections we had over 10.6m voters who turned out to cast their votes and we can attribute this high voter turn-out to the Topowa campaign,” said Moses Kakama, a local politician in Mbarara. Ms. Jolly…
Isabella Bwiire Following the high crime rate in Uganda today, effort should focus to families/ children of suspects/offenders. People sentenced to death or executed are often viewed negatively by the public. Their children and children’s “careers” are frequently stigmatized by associations, and this stigma may continue even after execution with children identified with their dead parents. Stigma may be because…
Early last year, Andrew Lwanga, a cameraman with Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) was part of journalists covering the arrest of youth activists when suddenly policemen, led by Old Kampala Police chief Joram Mwesigye, descended on him, beating him with electric wires and batons. He sustained injuries notably on his spine and has since been bedridden, unable to fend for his…

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