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CSOs rally MPs support for a pro-people law as mining legislation takes shape

  The Civil Society Organisations will be pushing for inclusivness as they present their agenda to Members of Parliament in the ongoing legislation review process of the Mining Act 2003 and Mining Policy 2001. Stakeholders of the Civil Society Organisation will be meeting Members of

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Photo by Francis Mugerwa.

Rwamutonga families to be re-evicted; Masindi court has ordered

Hoima Masindi High Court has cleared another eviction for families in Rwamutonga village, Hoima district, where a US firm wanted to set up an oil waste treatment plant. An order dated April 4th 2017 signed by the assistant registrar Acio Julia cleared Ochika Julius, a court bailiff, to

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Nivatiti Nandujja, Human Rights Coordinator (AAU). Photo by Francis Emorut

Address challenges faced by women in mining – MPs, activists ask government

Members of Parliament and human rights activists have asked government to enforce the laws in the mining sector to protect the right of women in the sector. The MPs and other stakeholders said women in the minerals sector face a lot of challenges, which need to be addressed. The call was

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L-R: Hon. Peter Lokeris, Hon. Michael Mawanda and the Anti Corruption Coalition's Abbas Kigozi

National Dialogue to impact on governance of the Extractives Sector

CSOs have organised a dialogue slated for Wednesday the 26th April 2017 Four of Uganda’s Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are hosting an annual multi-stakeholder national dialogue under the theme; Land and Extractives – harnessing citizen participation for good governance and

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The home (rightful land) to the 200 families who had been evicted in Rwamutonga. Photo by Preben A. Martensen-Larsen.

‘We live like animals’, Former Rwamutonga refugees speak out

The current situation for the over 200 indigenous families (1500 people) formerly evicted from Rwamutonga, Hoima District, is characterized by major problems, and it has been thus, since their return on their land  in February this year, the residents claim. A recent visit by a team from

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Rents, rent-seeking

Economic “rents” are profits which are higher than would be expected in a situation of theoretically perfect competition.   (For example, if a company or government has a monopoly over a particular resource, they can command a higher price for it.) “Rent-seeking” describes the behaviour of individuals and businesses who try to get special rights over the resource, rather than adding value to it or creating new wealth.  (That is, investing in getting a bigger slice of the cake rather than doing anything to make the cake bigger.)

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