Country Reports

China and Uganda – an Uneasy Friendship

The dynamics of Sino-Ugandan relations and its economic and societal im-pacts on Ugandan society more…

December 15, 2017

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


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