Country Reports

UGANDA'S FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Enabling women to start up their own businesses and to create employment would bring major benefits to the country, turning Ugandan women into a strong asset. Acknowledging the role of women entrepreneurs in private sector development, poverty reduction, and sustainable growth and development in Uganda, this paper aims to identify ways to empower women for effective entrepreneurship. The question thus arising is the following: How can Ugandan women be empowered to successfully engage in entrepreneurial activities? more…

Donnas Ojok | December 12, 2016

Taking Action – Prospects for Possible Foreign Interventions in the South Sudanese Civil War

On 26th August, the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan, in cooperation with the University Fo-rum for Governance (UNIFOG) organized a full-day symposium on possibilities for peace and inclusive state-building in South Sudan. Reflecting on practical proposals for solutions and feasible actions to improve on the sit-uation in Uganda’s northern neighbour-state, there was clearly one key question that came to dominate the debate: the question of foreign inter-vention. more…

December 6, 2016

Social media on the rise

SOCIAL MEDIA GETS MORE AND MORE POPULAR. BUT IS THE FREEDOM OF THE NETWORKS ENDANGERED?

The number of people in Uganda who have access to the Internet is continuously growing. Due to the power of social media, more and more people find it attractive to communicate via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and others. But there are many voices within government who want to regulate social media networks. Does that mean, the free space which social media creates is jeopardized? more…

July 18, 2016

The EAC Regional Integration and Prospects for Peace Building in South Sudan

It is undoubted that South Sudan’s entry as a member of the EAC provides the country with numerous opportunities to increase her market size; reduce on the transaction costs and increase economic efficiency. But what are some of the fundamental political economy questions that underpin South Sudan’s entry to the EAC regional economic bloc? Why should a country arguably devoid of most of the integration principles like stability, human rights, rule of law and good governance be accepted into the community? more…

Donnas Ojok, Bernard Mukhone, Mathias Kamp | May 27, 2016

Tagging, Tweeting, Posting: Social Media and Politics in Uganda

The Impact of Social Media on the Run-up to the 2016 Elections in Uganda

While in Uganda still only a relatively small percentage of the population has access to social media, its importance in political communication and activism cannot be overestimated. Due to the power that manifests itself in hashtags, posts, and images, the Ugandan political elites on the one hand learned to use social media for their political goals and campaigning. On the other hand, however, there are also calls for regulation as social media can be just as uncomfortable as it can be useful. This country report takes stock and analyses the impact social media has on the electoral process. more…

Maike Messerschmidt | October 29, 2015


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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is represented with its own office in around 70 countries on five continents. The foreign employees can give first-hand reports on current happenings and long-term developments in their respective countries. Their "country reports" offer visitors to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts.