09 May

Political tensions have plagued the Middle East for a long time, each with unique consequences in the region and the world in general. The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has, however, drawn attention to the region, with substantial implications for the stability of global supply chains. The Middle East is…

08 May

The National Development Plan (NDP) III (2020/21-2024/25) set ambitious job creation targets to address the country's unemployment problem. Throughout the five-year plan to 2025, the country aspires to generate a total of 2.5 million jobs, translating to an annual average of 512,000 jobs. The primary focus is on…

03 May

Somalia’s accession to the East African Community marked a significant geopolitical shift. Despite its long struggles against the terror group Al-Shabaab and environmental catastrophes, the move to join the EAC signifies a country that is looking beyond its current troubles into the future. The EAC, which already includes…

02 May

Many African currencies have weakened significantly against the US dollar (USD). For instance, the Ugandan shilling (UGX) has lost about 5.6 percent against the USD since October 2023. As of February 24th, 2024, the UGX was trading at 3,930 against the dollar, up from 3,620 in August 2023.…

02 May

Tackling infant mortality in Uganda

  • By Phionah Namuliira
  • | Category Blog

In Uganda, infant mortality continues to be a concern, with deaths of babies still placing a heavy burden on families and communities. While progress has been made in recent years, there is still much work to be done to address the underlying socioeconomic factors contributing to this problem.…

30 Apr

In recent years, Uganda has been grappling with the adverse effects of changing climate seasons. This has mainly been in the form of unbearable heat waves (climbing temperatures), droughts, declining rainfall, or erratic rainfall, leading to frequent busting of rivers, mudslides, and landslides. The most vulnerable sector is…