• Support  for innovation needs a will and a heart to feel the need

    Support for innovation needs a will and a heart to feel the need0

    At the just concluded ICT Innovators Forum organised by the Uganda Communications Commission in Bugolobi, Kampala the minister for ICT and information Frank Tumwebaze said;  Someone talked about mentorship and subsidised internet but where do I find you to mentor you or to subsidise internet? That means there must be a common centre or we

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  • Put People First : A Case for Investing in Early Childhood Development

    Put People First : A Case for Investing in Early Childhood Development0

    Photo Credit: UNICEF Uganda On the afternoon of September 15, 2016, I attended the launch of the National Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy for Uganda. The policy had been published in March 2016 by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in close consultation with stakeholders, notably, UNICEF Uganda. This was not by any means

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  • Uganda’s love for bananas endures

    Uganda’s love for bananas endures0

    The person who came up with the term banana republic must have had the future Uganda republic in mind. We love bananas so much that your typical Ugandan consumes more bananas than anyone else in any other country. Beyond most Ugandan’s love for bananas, we are still a political and economic banana republic in every

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  • Uganda: 4 years on, no justice as NGO office break-ins escalate

    Uganda: 4 years on, no justice as NGO office break-ins escalate0

    Many governments around the world are settling for repressive NGO laws to control independent groups. In Uganda, the government is taking it a step further – overtly condone break-ins at their offices and sanction a violent raid at a lawful, peaceful Pride event. In the past four years, more than 30 office break-ins have been

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  • Museveni gets ‘Meme-fied’

    Museveni gets ‘Meme-fied’0

    Freedom of expression is a lot of things – and for this digital savvy age: cartoons and memes have become a crucial part communicating online. If you don’t already know : a meme is defined as : “a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly

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