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In climate-related flooding, a Ugandan river turns poisonous

By Ashoka Mukpo  Uganda’s Nyamwamba river, in the Rwenzori Mountains, has begun to flood catastrophically in recent years, partly due to climate change. Along the river are copper tailings pools from an old Canadian mining operation, which are becoming increasingly eroded by the flooding. According to a series of studies, these tailings have been washing into the water supply and soil of the Nyamwamba River Basin, contaminating human tissue, food […]

todayMarch 11, 2024 51


Women battle when trying to take climate change cases to court – South Africa and Nigeria study shows why

    Pedi Obani, University of Bradford   Across domestic courts in Africa, climate cases have been decided in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with some cases pending in Uganda. However, climate litigation is still fairly new. Climate lawsuits are an important way to access justice. This is particularly true for African women because, as research has shown, climate change affects women more than men in key areas including farming, […]

todayMarch 8, 2024 5


Bobi Wine: The People’s President – a gripping Oscar-nominated film about Uganda’s fight for freedom

  By Julia Cain, University of Cape Town   Bobi Wine is a pop star in Uganda who uses his music for political protest and social activism. Born Robert Kyagulanyi, he became a member of parliament (MP) in 2017 and has gone on to lead a popular opposition movement in the face of state violence and repression. His political journey is now the subject of a documentary. Bobi Wine: The […]

todayMarch 8, 2024 12


ICC awards $56 million reparations in Ongwen case

The International Criminal Court has awarded reparations worth over 56 million dollars to victims in the case involving a former Ugandan rebel commander. Dominic Ongwen was a top commander in the Lord's Resistance Army; a militia rebel group that conducted a two-decades-long rebellion in Northern Uganda. Leon Ssenyange reports.  

todayFebruary 29, 2024 11


ICC to rule on reparations for Ongwen victims

The International Criminal Court will this Wednesday deliver its ruling on reparations to victims in the case involving jailed former Lord's Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen. Ongwen was a commander in a militia rebel group in Northern Uganda. Leon Solomon reports.

todayFebruary 28, 2024 8

Business / Economics

UAE removed, Kenya and Namibia added to global money laundering list

Global anti-money laundering watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said Friday that it had removed the United Arab Emirates from its "grey list" of countries subject to increased monitoring, while Kenya and Namibia were added. Countries on the list have "strategic deficiencies" in their efforts to counter money laundering and terrorist financing, but are cooperating with the FATF to correct the problems and are subject to increased monitoring. FATF […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024 8


Uganda revamps oil imports

Uganda is seeking to revamp its oil import procedures by shifting to Tanzania as its primary import hub.  As it stands Ugandan fuel companies acquire 90 percent of their supplies through Kenyan companies. Daniel Kijo reports from Dar es Salaam.

todayFebruary 19, 2024 14


bird TenX: 10 African projects that show the power and versatility of blockchain technology

    By Okwi Okoh, bird story agency   1. Catch of the Day (Senegal) The Bleu comme la mer platform connects fishermen and customers directly, eliminating brokers and financial gatekeepers. Payments for seafood can be made in Bitcoin, Ether and Tezos. Details like species, location, and dates are recorded by fishermen and shared with buyers on the blockchain as an attempt to reduce overfishing and waste. 2. Private Property […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 6


Uganda record increase in Covi-19 cases

Uganda's Health Ministry has issued a warning following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The government has re-introduced preventive measures in some of the worst affected areas, adding the disease remains a threat. Isabel Nakirya reports.

todayFebruary 7, 2024 13