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Is the Ugandan State on the Road to Totalitarianism?

At the start of May 2019, Uganda, the so-called Pearl of Africa, has faced yet another political crackdown on journalism and freedom of speech. The current regime through the Uganda Communications Commission issued a letter to suspend 30 journalists on Friday, May 3, 2019. “Uganda’s press regulator ordered 13 local media groups to suspend news […]

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Environment & Climate Change Policy Analysis

Cyclone Idai: A Reminder that Climate Change is Already on our Doorstep

In the wake of devastating Cyclone Idai sweeping across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the issue of climate change is again being brought front and centre, specifically for those on the African continent. Since its landfall on March 15, Cyclone Idai is said to be “the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit (Southern) Africa” and has left […]

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Environment & Climate Change

Rethinking Climate Change Chaos and the Food Security Question: What is the linkage?

What is the future of food in a climate changing world? As the earth grows warmer and warmer, there is a concern if the promise of food sustainability will be kept continuous by our leaders and policy makers. The question of climate change is raising scientists’, politicians’, policy maker’s (among others)  eyebrows. Are humans trailing, slowly […]

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Environment & Climate Change

Counting the Cost of Nature’s Takeover: Are we forcing Nature’s Hand?

The wake of hurricane Irma along the Caribbean and Southeastern United States has raised concerns over whether nature at its best is starting to show its negative side. The Atlantic has reported on Irma’s case in Florida as one ‘that will go down as one the most infamous in Atlantic Hurricane history,’ one that has […]

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Culture & Religion World Politics & Affairs

How “Outing” Male-Rape Victims is Being Used as a Weapon in African Politics

“And, Men can be victims of rape too”

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Environment & Climate Change

The Political Barriers to Combating Climate Change

The uncertainty of waiting for the unknown can be overburdening and unbearable, sometimes when what you expect is the opposite of good. This similar feeling keeps shrouding the general discourse about climate change policies in [re]action. For instance, even though everyone knew Trump from the beginning was against immigrants, promising to build the Mexican impenetrable […]

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Environment & Climate Change Opinion World Politics & Affairs

East African UNESCO Heritage Site in Danger of Destruction

It has been hailed as one of the oldest and best preserved ‘Swahili settlements in the world, a site of cultural exchange with European, Persian and Indian Cultures for over 700 years’ through Indian Ocean trade exchanges. It is Lamu, one of East Africa’s UNESCO heritage sites, an island that might soon take to the books […]