Category : Development Assistance


China’s Concept of Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind: A Game Changer for an Ideal World

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April 15th, 2024

By Allawi Ssemanda Explaining that currently, “the international security situation is grim, economic recovery lacks momentum, and the gap in development is widening,” Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the concept of building a community of a shared future for mankind.” This was 2013, and President Xi was answering what China called the historical question of the […]

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Uganda needs to Leverage its Bilateral Relations with China to Maintain its Growth Trajectory

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April 4th, 2024

By Musiime George The past year was a mixture of two emotional hues for Uganda following the enactment of the anti homosexuality law. Whereas proponents of the law celebrated and rejoiced in its enactment, critics and activists alike were concerned that the law would unleash an array of rights concerns in Uganda. However, besides this […]

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Dying Empires and Shifting Powers: Western Nightmares of the Ascendant Dragon

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March 26th, 2024

By Moshi Israel The world is undergoing rapid transformation, a reality of which nearly everyone is acutely aware, thanks in large part to the advanced technologies at our disposal that capture these shifts in real time. This has led to a palpable sense of alarm over the intensity and pace of these changes. Many current […]

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Africa-China Cooperation: Dar-Es-salaam Consensus is Right Step to Building a Community of Shared Future

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March 25th, 2024

By George Musiime While describing China-Africa cooperation, Chinese officials have always argued that there are two fundamental thrust forces  to the thriving cooperation between China and Africa. The two are;  one, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and two, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The FOCAC, is also the flagship vehicle for people to people exchanges […]

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Build Back Better World v BRI: Can Africa Benefit From Development Finance Competition?

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March 18th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi There is a competition. A spending competition. The spending is in trillion dollars. Developing countries are participants. Participating from an interesting position. Participating as recipients. Imagine that. Being at the receiving end of a spending competition! Whereas both foreign aid and development finance are projects that pursue development objectives in developing […]

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Uganda-China Should Collaborate on Climate Financing

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March 18th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi I wish to first pre-empt the scepticism shared by some people about the feasibility of different modes of climate finance and the efficacy of their impact on mitigating climate change. The climate finance architecture easily seems to be capitalism’s mode of commercialising climate change without solving it. I am partly doubtful […]

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China-Africa cooperation is more than just a silver lining, it is the blue

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March 12th, 2024

By George Musiime In an interview with CGTN last year, Mr. Wu Peng, director general of the department of African affairs in the Chinese foreign affairs ministry summed up the Chinese government’s view of its interactions with Africa in a single memorable statement in which he noted that “Africa is a big stage for international […]

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Understanding Chinese Contribution to BUBU

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March 11th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi It is easy to assume that the imbalance of trade between Uganda and China translates into an unfair play in the long-term development relationship shared by the two friendly states. It’s an understandable misunderstanding. This is despite the marked improvement in the balance of trade between us over the years. By […]

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GIVING BUSINESS BUSINESS

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February 28th, 2024

 By Salim Abila Asuman ‘’Imagine this: smooth roads and railway lines weaved through our landscapes, not just connecting places, but stitching dreams to reality. They are not just routes; they are the veins of commerce, making business not just easy, but irresistible. ‘’ Now end that imagination, and let us embark on a journey into […]

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Anti-Western Backlash and the need to rethink governance in Africa

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February 28th, 2024

By Nnanda Kizito Sseruwagi USAID has one of the most appealing organisational commitments ever encapsulated in a mission statement. On behalf of the American people, they commit to promoting and demonstrating democratic values abroad and advancing a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. They are devoted to supporting America’s foreign policy by leading the U.S. Government’s […]

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