USING THE SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOL AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: A CASE OF UGANDA'S OIL REGION

USING THE SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOL AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: A CASE OF UGANDA’S OIL REGION

Allan Kalangi | May 2018 This article is an analysis of the factors that lead to the positive impact and spill over of community driven approaches to empowering communities facing negative consequences of hosting large land based investments in their localities. The article locates the Sustainability School approach in the global sustainable development agenda and the foundation of these approaches in scholarly wo ...

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 ...

ROSA LUXEMBURG STIFTUNG EAST AFRICAN REGIONAL OFFICE IS GOING GREEN

ROSA LUXEMBURG STIFTUNG EAST AFRICAN REGIONAL OFFICE IS GOING GREEN

By Kasirye Samuel | May 2018 The African continent is endowed with enormous renewable energy prospects, varying in type across diverse geographical expanses. To further harness this burgeoning potential, the East African Regional Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) has installed a 25 Kilowatt hybrid system to cover up to 90% of its power needs from solar energy. The RLS is dedicated to contribute to sustai ...

Analysis: Liberation, Self-reliance and Marxism – the Tanzanian Way of Socialism

Analysis: Liberation, Self-reliance and Marxism – the Tanzanian Way of Socialism

By Joachim Abunuwasi Lugansya Mwami | January 2018 2018 mark several anniversaries whose significance for the critique of capitalist society is hardly to overestimate. It is the 170th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto in February 2018, and it would have been Karl Marx’s 200th birthday in May 2018. Joachim Abunuwasi Lugansya Mwami about Marxism as the ideological core of a developmental strategy emerged in Tan ...

Analysis: The rise and fall of the Arusha Declaration

Analysis: The rise and fall of the Arusha Declaration

By Issa Shivji | August 2017 The rise and fall of the Arusha Declaration on Socialism and Self-Reliance (Ujamaa) in Tanzania surely remains to be one of the key hallmarks of this nation’s political, economic and social fabric and outlook in general. While critically evaluating the main premises of Ujamaa, this article rigorously interrogates its relevance and application to the current socio-political situation. ...

Film: Sinema Ujamaa - Tracing the history of film in Tanzania

Film: Sinema Ujamaa – Tracing the history of film in Tanzania

Aylin Basaran | August 2017 Sinema Ujamaa is a documentary that reveals the history of film in Tanzania. Through their research collaboration, the Tanzanian film scholar and lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, Symphorian Belleghe and Aylin Basaran, an Austria-based scholar and film maker together with veterans of the early Tanzanian film industry enter into a complex journey.

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