Enhancing Individual Capability in Rural Communities

By Alex Thomas Ijjo Inclusiveness is currently high on the global policy agenda, but it has been especially emphasized by the recent transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is explicitly mentioned in five of the 17 SDGs. However, the ramifications of its realization in the context of less developed...
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Paving Roads to Prosperity for Africa’s Farmers

By Emma Naluyima Joel Cherope, a young farmer from Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda had four tons of cabbage, and the best market was hundreds of miles away in Sudan. It took him a week to get to Sudan instead of the usual 24 hours because the vehicle he hired was barely functional and the roads were in bad repair.  By the time he arrived at the border crossing,...
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Countering Human Trafficking in Uganda

By Agnes Igoye Human trafficking is a pervasive, global problem with severe implications for its victims. Most of these victims are lured into leaving their homes and countries to chase their dreams and to improve their lives, only to fall prey to exploitation as sex and/or slave labor. Both internal and external trafficking exist in Uganda, which is a source...
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Addressing Hate Speech in African Digital Media

By Mohamed Keita Across Africa in recent years, cycles of xenophobia, ethnic hatred, and homophobia have sometimes degenerated into deadly spasms of violence. On many occasions, the dissemination of unfiltered incendiary messages on digital media and social media platforms allows hateful messages to become more widespread—and quickly. The deadly xenophobic violence i...
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Tanya Anderson on the cost of inaction in the fight against Ebola – The African Angle

Ebola: The Mounting Cost of Inaction September 16, 2014 - 9:01am | admin By  Tanya Anderson On December 6,  2013, the 2-year-old boy suspected to be “Patient Zero” in what is currently the world’s largest Ebola outbreak, was buried in a border town in Guinea. The toddler would be the index case for the West African Ebola outbreak, and his funeral the point ...
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