The Independent
Resolving refugee disputes
Insights from a Ugandan settlement | SARAH VANCLUYSEN AND BERT INGELAERE | Typically, refugee camps or settlements, whether in Greece, Jordan or Libya, are seen as lawless environments. They are characterised by a lack of structure, rules and norms. But, based on our study with S...
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The Independent
African banks adopt robust measures against lockdown losses
African banks, including central banks, have been quick to appraise the situation in the wake of the lockdowns induced by Covid-19 and most have put mitigating measures in place. These, writes Neil Ford, will go a long way to reducing the impact of the inevitable loss of business...
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The Independent
Heavy rains worsen road network in Pader
Pader, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Heavy rains in parts of Pader district have worsened am already poor road network in the area leaving some of the roads nearly impassable for motorists. Pajule Sub-county Chairperson Brilliant Tito Okello, who is also the Roads Committee chairp...
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The Independent
18 civilians killed in Cameroon by Boko Haram in Far North
Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  At least 18 civilians were killed in an incursion attributed to the Boko Haram group on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Cameroon’s Far North region, according to local sources. The attack took place at a place called Nguetchewe, located in the sub-d...
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The Independent
Uganda’s politics of self-destruction
Why Uganda’s opposition is going to hand Museveni an easy victory next year THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | As we approach the 2021 general elections, it is apparent that the opposition, as expected, has handed an easy victory to President Yoweri Museveni and his party, the NR...
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The Independent
Rwandan airports reopen to travellers after over 4-month suspension
Kigali, Rwanda | XINHUA | Rwandan airports on Saturday reopened to international travellers, more than four months after the central African nation suspended commercial passenger flights to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak. The suspension didn’t affect cargo and emergency flights....
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The Independent
Research firm affirms Huawei’s top spot in global phone sales
New York, US | XINHUA | Huawei Technologies Co. has achieved its goal of becoming the world’s top seller of smartphones, at least in the second quarter of this year, fueled by the rapid economic recovery in its home market of China, according to research firm Canalys. “A years-lo...
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