Uganda’s ‘modernisation’ theory is the more problematic than EACOP
In a October 2015 Ministry of Water and Environment report titled: “Uganda’s intended nationally determined contribution”, which I read in 2017, I learnt: “Uganda has contributed least to the potentially catastrophic build up of the human-derived greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere and yet the country is most vulnerable to global warming and climate change…
EU Parliament on EACOP and Museveni’s reign
It is fascinating how the popular discourse on Uganda that followed the European Union Parliament’s decision on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) focused on human rights issues under President Museveni’s reign. Yes, environment issues were among the basis for the decision, but the popular discourse in Uganda focused on human rights issues. To…
Fact Check: Mwenda on civil society, what is it?
Yesterday, on Facebook, I happened on Andrew Mwenda’s post “Whom do Ugandan NGOs represent?” I read it all and I was blown away by Mwenda’s factoid laden Machiavellian analysis of Ugandan non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He wrote: “These Western powers promote NGOs claiming they are “civil society”. Yet this is a gross misrepresentation of what civil…