Is Uganda’s debt sustainable? by EPRC in Uganda

Due to the civil servant strikes of 2017, the Government of Uganda intends to borrow UGX 700 billion to meet demands by civil servants. If the borrowing is realised, Uganda's public debt will increase further. Public Debt has always been very sensitive, owing to the complexities surrounding debt as a form of financing.

Partly, the decision to take public debt is made by a few people, yet its payment falls on all citizens. Uganda's public debt has been steadily on the rise at an average of 2% of GDP per annum since 2010 when it was within 22% of Uganda's gross domestic product (GDP). It is currently estimated at 37% of GDP implying a 2.4% percentage increment from 34.6% in financial year 2015/16.

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Abigail Leads the Next Generation By Educate in Uganda


Empowered, ambitious, and brave, Educate! graduate Abigail Chepkwurui is making waves for gender equity and driving change in her community.

"I have to become a Member of Parliament." For Abigail Chepkwurui, a twenty-year-old Educate! graduate from Eastern Uganda, this is a goal she's been actively working toward since before joining Educate!. "I'll campaign for 2026."

Abigail is an activist, a community mobilizer, an entrepreneur, and an Educate! Mentor. More than that, she is a young woman who overcame every obstacle in her path–poverty, familial and cultural expectations, gender norms, and access to education–to discover her voice and create the future she imagined for herself.

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Revolutionizing Youth Health Services; Launching the e-Referral Card in Mbarara Share T by Reach A Hand in Uganda


It officially went down! The Sautiplus referral system and Sautiplus card were introduced to 9 health centres i.e Ihunga health centre IV, Nyaruhandagazi health centre II, Nyakabare health centre II, Nyabikungu health centre II, Itojo health centre II, Kinoni health centre IV, and Bugamba health centre IV in the sub counties of Rugando and Bugamba in Mbarara district.  

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By Ayiga Patrick Obita; Thursday 11th October 2018

Most times, new beginnings come with a lot of excitement, especially if it is about something good. Imagine a birth of a child (ooohhhh, 11th October happens to be my birthday and I woke up to see many wishes from my social media pages, thank you all and that is sweet of you all.). The reverse is true for a bad thing.

This birthday got me thinking, when does new beginnings happen? Is it an everyday event? Or it is a onetime event that takes long to come by? Every year, we are reminded of the day we are born either through ourselves or for those that forget, like myself, by others.

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The Royal Game at Aga Khan High School in Uganda


Throughout the history of chess, humanity has continually held a fascination with those rare individuals whose immense skill and talent at the game makes them deserving of competing against the best players in the world.

This is the case of Hamssadhwane Sivakumar (left), a Year 9 student at Aga Khan High School, Kampala (AKHS) who represented Uganda at the Africa Chess Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

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