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Fight judicial corruption to promote access to justice

High Court of Uganda

Access to Justice is a hallmark of democracy and therefore societies should fundamentally promote it. Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasizes that states should commit to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. However the glaring corruption incidences in Uganda continue to undermine access to justice. The surge in the corruption levels especially …

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Do not victimize children in National Identity Card Registration

School-going children should not be victimised

The director of operations and registrations at the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) said at a press conference recently that NIRA will be registering only those students whose parents or guardians have already registered with NIRA and also posses the National Identification Numbers (NINs). The State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Sseninde and the …

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Sports a tool for creating peace’

Sports, A Peace Creating Tool

‘ The use of sport to promote peace and development is not entirely new.The Olympics are a historic example of sport used for a higher purpose. However, until recently, sport has remained on the sidelines of mainstream humanitarian and development programming, considered a luxury in the context of other development objectives. Now, there is a …

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A free media is beneficial for all

  One of South Africa’s youngest politicians, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, once said what differentiates humans from dogs are the words we speak. An obvious and simple statement, one may argue. However, as we mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, Ndlozi’s statement brings to the fore the importance of freedom of expression and press freedom …

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Can Magufuli really stand up to dictators?

Tanzania's Magufuli vows to take on African dictators

  The victory achieved by West African leaders over the weekend in successfully ending the dictatorship of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh without spilling a drop of blood, has sparked a huge sense of euphoria across Uganda and indeed the African continent. The high sense of excitement could be seen from social media posts by …

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