Everybody is a potential refugee: Why we must uphold Refugee Rights


We should not only tolerate strangers but also love them. Refugees are just like the rest of the people, the only difference is that they ar...

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The state of human rights in Uganda: A question of law interpretation or predetermined violations?

Artist's depiction of police brutality in Uganda. Photo Credit: Chapter four Uganda

Human rights can’t wait! Without them, there is no freedom… there is no liberty. If only we recognized that everybody is born free and equal...

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Why don’t we look at impairment as a matter of diversity and not disability?

Photo credit: ILO

Disability is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPPD) as resulting “from the interacti...

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Agriculture: Uganda’s Key to Sustainable Growth and Development

Photo Credit: DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme

As per routine, the first light of day finds my mother, an ordinary farmer, in her garden swinging a hoe down into the earth, digging narrow...

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The Dilemma of national dialogue as a means through which Uganda can realise the political change it aspires for.


BY TIMOTHY CHEMONGES For long I had been a strong supporter for a national dialogue in Uganda as a means through which we can realise peacef...

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Does Money Protect Women from Societal Oppression?

Eshban Kwesiga is the head of Programs as CEPA

Does Money Protect Women from Societal Oppression? By Eshban Kwesiga Does money protect women from societal oppression? This question has ha...

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The Case of Kyangawali Refugee Settlement and the Locals – Ticking time bomb?


Home to over 30,000 refugees, Kyangwali refugee settlement located in Hoima District South West Uganda has refugees from Congo, Rwanda, Buru...

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The State of Uganda Vs All the King’s Men: The Kasese Violence Reconsidered

Charles Wesley Mumbere during an interview at his house in Kasese, Sunday, Oct 18, 2009 hours before he was crowned king of the ethnic group the Bakonjo people in the Rwenzururu district of western Uganda. An African man who worked for years as a nurse's aide in the United States, caring for the elderly and sick, is back in his homeland after he was crowned king of his people in the mountains of western Uganda. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

Last November’s deadly skirmish at Kasese between Ugandan police and armed militants loyal to Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has bec...

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Social Media, Internet Freedom and the State: Whose Online Security is Being Safeguarded?


Kampala’s third Press Plenary kicked off at the Imperial Hotel last Thursday morning with a concerned speech about free speech on the intern...

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Deciphering Africa’s Sphinx: The Foreign Policy of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni


The republic of Uganda has probably the most aggressive foreign policy agenda of East Africa’s Great Lakes Region (GLR). Since Yoweri Kaguta...

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