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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 …

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Churches should start Interest-free banks

I was astonished to learn from Pastor Bugingo that in just one night he was able to collect from the worshipers in his House of Prayer Ministries UGX211 million. Bugingo’s Church is still smaller than many thats why I am sure the big Churches like that of Pastor Sserwadda collected …

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Land acquisition framework: More still needs to be done

Dickens Kamugisha

Acquisition of land by government for various development projects has for long been mired in controversy and dissatisfaction from private individual landowners. All this largely stem from delayed compensation or lack of consensus on acquisition, compensation and relocation terms. A recent survey by Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) of …

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Phenomenal teachers

A teacher at Little Muheji in Nansana with her pupils in the background. Teachers are role models and very important in a growing child's life

Teachers… They leave a huge impact on our lives yet many times, they are forgotten the moment we leave their classroom. From the earliest experiences of formal education, these ever-present influences illuminate our lives, changing the course of history without even firing a shot. In primary school at Budo Junior …

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Deploying existing technologies better that investing in research for new solutions, says Calestous Juma

Prof. Calestous Juma has published a number of books on agriculture and science in Africa

Prof. Calestous Juma, a renowned Pan-African thinker and advocate for the adoption of scientific solutions for tackling African problems, has called for the adoption of existing technologies as a cheaper andviable path to addressing our development challenges than investing in developing new solutions. Calestous, a Kenyan born academic and a …

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