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“Uganda’s oil” and Wakanda

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Wakanda. Futuristic. It doesn’t rely on foreign aid. It is rich. Technologically advanced. Built local capacity. Local capacity is local content. They had a very rare metal. Could be a mineral. Vibranium. It is also fictional. In the Wakanda Kingdom, they seem to have managed their resource well (apart from the fact that they don’t […]

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Explainer; The Land Probe Committee

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For months, a probe committee into land issues in Uganda has been meeting several people as it seeks to find a solution to the land-related challenges in the country. Constituted in September 2016 by President Yoweri Museveni, after several notable incidences of land wrangles in the country and delays in the land acquisition for government […]

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Conversations on flight 337

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It is 2:40am on Sunday. We are taxing. As they refer to it in the aviation sector. It is flight 337 on Ethiopian Airlines from Entebbe International Airport to Addis Ababa. A late night flight is often coupled with coldness. Within minutes, we are airborne. The view from the window is beautiful. That is because […]

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What Free Market. You shutdown mobile money – just like that.

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“But as the sun sets on the first decade of the 21st century, that story has already become ancient history. The power of the state is back,” Ian Bremmer, The End of the Free Market. —————————————————————————————————————————————- On Election Day, frequent users of mobile money woke to a shut-down of the service. Without notification, users were […]