Category : Development Assistance


Uganda hosts the biggest number of separated children in the world.

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October 31st, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa Recent statistics by the UNHCR indicate that Uganda now hosts 36,000 children who have arrived unaccompanied to the border, having been separated from their families due to conflict, killing and displacement ‚Äì making it the country with the most ‚Äòalone refugee children‚Äô in the world. As the country and aid agencies struggle […]

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Funding Cripples Refugee Children Protection Activities in Uganda.

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October 31st, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa As the Uganda refugee crisis gradually continues to lose media attention, already underfunded services to protect children are being slashed. More than 1.3 million people found refuge in Uganda after fleeing violence and deprivation in neighbouring countries. 801,419 (61%) of these people are children under 18 whose lives have been destroyed by […]

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Africa Must Look East to Revive Economy Post Covid-19

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September 21st, 2020

By David Monyae The African economy has been severely impacted by the ravaging pandemic and a reeling world economy. It has driven economies into recessions and reversed many developmental plans, with more people left unemployed. This begs the question, where can Africa look for lessons to kick-start its economy? China, more than any country, has […]

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Humanitarian Agencies and Development Partners Boost Uganda’s Fight Against COVID-19

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August 13th, 2020

By Aggrey Nyondwa Kikobera As he grapples with his 4WD Landcruiser across a rugged deep trench in Bidibidi, through his mask, Musa Rothomio, a World Vision Driver, speaks of how dramatic life and his job have been since the outbreak of COVID-19. He says he has not seen his family since January, because of the […]

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South Africa borrows from the IMF for the first time since apartheid

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July 31st, 2020

And may not be the last. Johannesburg.   Although it is rarely shy about spending other people’s money, the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has long been wary of the IMF. After Nelson Mandela came to power in 1994 the fund practically begged to help his new government. Mandela eventually saw the […]

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Belt Road Initiative Is a Catalyst For Economic Take-off; Critics Lack Facts

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July 21st, 2020

More than six years since China’s president Xi Jinping announced the birth of Belt Road Initiative (BRI), BRI as it is often referred too became a new and almost daily vocabulary in the field of International Relations and Global Politics. The project which is the world’s most ambitious infrastructure investment in mankind’s history has caused […]

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How The Indiscriminate Virus Reinforced Our Inequalities And The Lessons We Can Draw From This When It Is All Over.

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July 8th, 2020

By Nina Wilén . The Corona pandemic is changing the way we live and function as a society for at least the coming weeks or months. While it is a virus that does not take into account race, sex, class or age, it is quite brutally revealing and reinforcing socio-economic inequalities which reflect the distribution of […]

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Covid-19 Challenges: Will China’s Debt Relief to Africa Work?

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July 5th, 2020

By Allawi Ssemanda As a result of restless calls for debt relief for African countries due to the inevitable economic meltdown brought about by Covid-19, China’s Debt relief plan for Africa is steadily emerging. It is believed that China is Africa’s Largest single – country creditor and therefore had to lead efforts in discussing debt […]

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Covid-19: China-Africa Solidarity Needed Than Ever Before

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June 30th, 2020

Even before African countries gained independence, Africa and China shared an intriguing and resilient relationship that despite the distance between the two continents, the now over sixty years cordial relationship between African countries and China can be described as brotherly. Arguably, the relationship between the two has been characterised by visible solidarity and concerted efforts […]

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Denmark gives Uganda $1,000,000 Grant to Counter Covid-19

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June 29th, 2020

Danish government has given Uganda additional financial support of $1,000,000 through World Health Organization (WHO), to support ministry of health’s efforts in containing Covid-19. Signing the funding agreement, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, Uganda’s minister of health hailed the support noting it will help the country “to procure test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) for […]

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