Nightline Africa Interview

GLISS' Associate Director, Godber Tumushabe's interview with Voice of Africa's Nightline Africa

Ugandans Hope New Police Command Can Stem Crime

Uganda’s new police bosses have been given a big job — rebuild public confidence in an institution that has seen its image damaged by soaring crime

Defending free speech

...it is crucial that society creates conditions for open and inclusive public discourse

Teacher quality, motivation deserves urgent attention

Teachers are the backbone of high-quality public education and strengthening the teacher workforce can lay the foundation for the fruitful investments in other areas of public education

Schools need to be safer for learners

The schools need to include fire safety education on the curriculum so that the teachers, students and non-teaching staff can acquire the knowledge and skills on how to respond to such incidents

In defence of the right to offend

Criticism of those in power is not a crime, if we lose our ability and right to be critical of those leading, we are akin to blind men being led by blind men.

In defence of the right to offend

Criticism of those in power is not a crime, if we lose our ability and right to be critical of those leading, we are akin to blind men being led by blind men

Learners need to be mentally prepared

The National Planning Authority has come out with the projection that over 30 per cent out of 15 million learners that were in school before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda are likely not to return to school and this translates into 4.5 million learners across the different education levels

Strengthening democracy is a civic burden for all

Many Ugandans are willing to compromise on democratic principles for partisan goals. Some are even willing to resort to violence to help their side win. Extreme dislike for the other side has grown significantly in recent decades, and may also erode commitments to democratic principles.


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