By Caroline Ariba
As Uganda battles a bellicose swarm of plant-scavenging locusts, questions must surely be asked. Sadly, on a very disturbing note, that is, the actual topic that ought to be taking center, remains mostly shelved. Shall we finally see the real discussion happening in Uganda, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and South Sudan? Could it maybe gain more prominence through the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a body that brings most of these countries together? “But why not just talk killing locusts?” you might be wondering.
By Grace Akol Ogwang
When news of desert locusts combing through neighboring Kenya reached, it was their next destination that worried many. Said to be traveling over 100 kilometers each day, the plant scavenging swarm of locusts were headed for Uganda. And yesterday, on Sunday, 9th-Febuary-2020, they made their grand-entrance through the North Eastern Karamoja region. As is the norm these days, the news started trickling in through Social Media.
Photo from Observer
In what could pass for a subtle rant, government mouth-piece, Ofwono Opondo voiced his concerns at what he termed ‘flip-flopping” by Ugandan ministers on the Murchison Falls issue. He echoed many a Ugandan’s cry on the issue surround falls being reduced to a dam. The indecision, the sneaky