Tag: Uganda

Africa This Month: Democracy on Trial

Africa This Month: Democracy on Trial

Despite economic woes, Africa still presents opportunities, and despite challenges, democracy is marching forward in the continent. As per an ancient African proverb, the prettiest flowers bloom amidst the sharpest thorns. Amara Konneh, the finance minister of Liberia, is one such flower. This...

Africa and the West: Revising the Rules of Engagement

Africa and the West: Revising the Rules of Engagement

The West needs to let Africa take charge of its own destiny. Lately, some African countries have signed anti-gay legislations. The consequence has been retribution from the West in the form of withdrawal of aid and vilification in international media. Other countries outside Africa took similar...

May-December Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

May-December Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa must ensure that youth have an opportunity to engage in all aspects of society. In 2009, African leaders met in Addis Ababa to declare 2009-2018 as the "African Youth Decade." Despite rhetoric promising to mobilize resources to help spur human development and curb unemployment,...

Protracted Refugee Situations: Stuck in Limbo

Protracted Refugee Situations: Stuck in Limbo

Refugees are increasingly spending more than five years in exile. Host countries and the international community need to deal with the implications of this development. The question of how to treat people who have fled their homes has been around for quite some time. However, a fairly recent...

Uganda Tries to Double Down on its Demographic Dividend

Uganda Tries to Double Down on its Demographic Dividend

The example of Uganda illustrates how important appropriate measures are in order for a society to benefit from a predominantly young population. Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world; with 49.9% of its population between 0-14 years of age, the median age of the population...

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