OCTOBER 6, 2009: Uganda Recieves Praise for Human Rights

Mo Report Praises Country in Human Rights Observance

SOURCE: Monitor

By Angelo Izama

After the dark events of last month's riots in Kampala and the ensuing clampdown on freedom of speech, a new governance report on African countries indicates that Uganda generally performs better on observing rights.

The Mo Ibrahim African Governance Index that ranks all 53 African countries, was released yesterday in South Africa.

In its internal rankings - as opposed to its performance compared to other countries- the index shows Uganda performed better on two categories of "safety and rule of law" and "participation and human rights".

The scores for these two categories are higher than the performance on "sustainable economic opportunity" and "human development".

However, some activists have faulted the report...

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