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Uber’s Uganda operation facing a driver revolt over low fees
On the 5th of July, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima Opened Pandora’s’ Box on the reality of Uber In...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Ugandan Judge dismisses Deforestation law suit by against Bidco Africa
The High Court of Uganda has cleared Bidco  against claims of deforestation in the Vegetable Oil Development Program in Kalangala district. The public interest case filed by three environmental groups alleged that Bidco coerced the Government through the National Forestry Authority to de-gazette forest reserves on Bugala Island for... Read more
Ivory Coast evicts thousands of cocoa farmers to save forests
Before the morning mists had broken over Ivory Coast’s Mont Peko National Park, thousands of newly homeless cocoa farmers and their families began to stir, fetching water and lighting cooking fires outside Sylvain Zongo’s church at the forest edge. “I don’t know what I am going to do. All... Read more
Armed groups in Shabunda territory, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, received gifts of arms and cash from a Chinese mining company and made up to $25,000 per month extorted from local miners during a recent two-year gold boom. In just one year, up to $17 million of gold produced... Read more
Globally, one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, the equivalent of 1.3 billion tons of food per year. In Sub-Saharan Africa – home to over 230 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment – the majority of these losses occur after grains have been harvested, but... Read more
It is Ironical that the 3 most expensive cities in Africa are also located in countries with the highest poverty levels. Luanda Angola, despite Angola’s GDP of 138 Billion has 36 percent of its 25 Million People living below the Poverty line,while chad with its 13 Billion shillings GDP... Read more
Mariam Nakakeeto listened quietly to the grievances of fellow farmers gathered outside the grounds of a local church on Bugala Island, by the shores of Lake Victoria. Nakakeeto, 35, is one of more than 100 farmers who say they were left landless in 2011 when Ugandan palm oil company... Read more
Illustrations by Danny Barongo The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda passed in 1995, presents a precedence of bona fide that literally means any undertaking in good faith. Article 237(8) of the Constitution states that upon the coming into force of this Constitution and until Parliament enacts an appropriate law... Read more
I am not a prophet of doom, but there are signs pointing towards tense land wrangles in Kayunga if proper measures are not taken. In Kangurumira for instance, a sub-county of Kayunga District, it has become a taboo to discuss land issues with strangers for the fear of losing their... Read more
In economics, land is a factor of production and it is particularly important for agriculture as compared to other industries. Agriculture requires a lot of land, and can be labelled land intensive. In this case land includes the surface, minerals under the surface, water and the atmosphere above the... Read more
Over the past 20 years, the government of Uganda has tried to entrench security of tenure for occupants on registered land in the country’s legal and policy framework. Article 237 of the Constitution, 1995, guaranteed security of tenure for lawful and bonafide occupants of mailo, freehold and leasehold land.... Read more