Category: Grassroots Struggles

South Sudan’s unholy trinity: Ethnicity, hate speech and social media

South Sudan’s unholy trinity: Ethnicity, hate speech and social media

By Kasirye Samuel | Donnas Ojok May 2018 As humanity strives to attain freedom, especially that of expression, a perilous component in the name of hate speech is fast creeping in. In Africa, the vice has contributed to some of the darkest episodes of the continent’s history including the Rwandan genocide (1994) and Kenya’s post-election violence (2007/08), which claimed in short span approximately 800,000 and 1,2 ...

Preying  on the Albertine: A spotlight over Total E&P operations  in Uganda’s oil region

Preying on the Albertine: A spotlight over Total E&P operations in Uganda’s oil region

Allan Kalangi and Julius Kyamanwya | May 2018 Uganda is one of the new oil-rich states in the world having discovered huge commercial deposits of oil in its western Albertine graben. Against a huge power asymmetry, communities organise and speak up in an attempt to transform power relations and reclaiming justice in their struggle against the negative consequences of hosting large land based investments in their ...

Making Tanzania’s National Land Policy inclusive and people centered

Making Tanzania’s National Land Policy inclusive and people centered

By Emmanuel Sulle, Edward Lekaita, Godfrey Massay, Amina Ndiko, Bernard Baha, Peter Kitua, and Onesmo Minani Tanzania, as the majority of the post-independence governments in Africa inherited colonial land laws. Without considerable changes a socially just and equitable tenure system will remain out of reach. In 2016 the Tanzanian government set up a review process of the National Land Policy of 1995 and presented ...

Balancing National Development Aspirations with Indigenous Peoples Local Communities’ Land and Natural Resource Rights – A Case of Large Infrastructural Development Practice in Kenya

Balancing National Development Aspirations with Indigenous Peoples Local Communities’ Land and Natural Resource Rights – A Case of Large Infrastructural Development Practice in Kenya

Stanley Kimaren Large Infrastructural Development Practice and Indigenous Peoples Land rights. Kenya’s vision 2030 and the economic recovery strategy for wealth and employment creation (2003–2007) set development benchmarks for the country with a focus on investment in infrastructure. The envisaged massive upgrading and extension of the country’s infrastructure shall be realized through Public Private Partnersh ...

NAFASI YA MAKTABA ZA UMMA NCHINI

NAFASI YA MAKTABA ZA UMMA NCHINI

By Gibson J.E Mdakama | August 2018 Maktaba za umma ni moja ya vyombo muhimu sana katika ukuaji wa ubora wa elimu nchini. Makala hii ambayo imeandikwa kutokana matokeo ya utafiti kuhusua maktaba za Umma katika Wilaya Moshi Vijijini Mkoani Kilimanjaro, inaangazia masuala mbalimbali ikiwemo hali ya uwepo wa maktaba za umma nchini kwa sasa, umuhimu wa kuwepo kwa maktaba hizo nchini katika maendeleo ya elimu na jamii ...

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