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Entries in Uganda (14)

Thursday
Mar262015

China's number one export: Graft?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa witness the signing of the Colombo Port City Project in September 2014 (Image courtesy of CCC)Sri Lanka this month became the latest of at least five countries to shut down huge China-backed infrastructure and telecoms projects tainted by allegations of corruption.

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Tuesday
Feb242015

‘Evil should be called by its name’

Street view in Kampala, Uganda (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)Freddie Kwiringira runs a safari business in Uganda. He has strong words about the local kleptocrats and the damage they're doing.

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Thursday
Jul032014

East African nations closer to regional anti-graft protocol but divisions remain

Anti-corruption agencies in the countries of the East African Community are hoping to finalize a regional protocol to fight corruption but differences among member states are holding up the effort.

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Monday
May122014

Freedom takes a hit

Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

The aid Africa needs most

In the prior post, I talked about steps governments in East Africa can take to lift the natural resource curse that plagues the region. Let's look now at how extractive companies and foreign governments can also help make life better for millions of people.

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Monday
Sep162013

Healing the East Africa resource curse

There's no silver bullet to overcome the natural resource curse that haunts much of the globe. But countries in East Africa, the region I am most familiar with, can take several practical and affordable steps to exploit resources in ways that will benefit citizens and put realistic development goals within reach.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

‘Resource curse’ still haunts Uganda, Kenya

Since discovering oil in 2009, Uganda has not pumped a single barrel and the resource remains unexploited. An historic opportunity has so far been stymied by bureaucracy, law suits, corruption, hostilities with neighbors taking on a military hue, as well as the lack of adequate infrastructure to move the oil to market.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

The plunder of foreign aid

"A little more than forty years ago, an observation was made that foreign aid was aid from the poor people of the rich countries to the rich people of the poor countries."

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Are conflict mineral rules hurting Africans?

On a tarmac at Congo's Goma Airport, customs agents seized a Gulfstream jet with millions of dollars in cash on board.

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Monday
Nov052012

Uganda repaying €4 million in stolen Irish aid

Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs said the government of Uganda will repay €4 million that was diverted from an Irish aid package.

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