Author Archives: Allan Ssenyonga

About Allan Ssenyonga

I am a Ugandan freelance writer/journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda. I have an insatiable desire for understanding and trying to explain media, political, cultural and social dynamics.

Lake Bunyonyi is such a therapeutic and beautiful tourist attraction

Until recently, Lake Bunyonyi seemed like a well kept secret among the people of Kabale in south western Uganda. I remember, the first time I visited this place we had to stop near a group of young men to ask … Continue reading

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Unreasonable taxes expose Uganda’s generational divide crisis

The first day of July came a crude surprise for  some of us. Just a few minutes after midnight those of us who were within the borders of Uganda found ourselves unable to access several internet sites because they had been … Continue reading

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We wont solve unemployment without fixing the education system

Education is a subject that I am quite passionate about for many reasons. One of them being the fact that it is a field I have trained in and also one that I have significant ancestral attachment being an offspring … Continue reading

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Hanga Ahazaza is a huge blessing to the hospitality industry

Last week all roads literally led to Kigali with Rwanda hosting a big African Union Summit at which African leaders signed a landmark agreement to create the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement. The commitment from the leaders is proof … Continue reading

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And the award for Clients at the Centre Prize US$150,000 goes to… Jumo

This year’s Symposium on Financial Inclusion was held in Accra, Ghana and as usual the deliberations were as exciting and insightful as  many had anticipated. The event hosted by the Mastercard Foundation, happened at the Kempinski Accra hotel brought together … Continue reading

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Will clients remain at the centre of financial inclusion going forward

At the beginning of November, the humid but beautiful city of Accra in Ghana played host to what has grown to become one of most significant conversations around financial inclusion. The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion brought together financial … Continue reading

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Wakanow brings travel solutions to East Africa

In the past few years something has been happening around Africa. There is a wave of change in perception and lifestyle. Africans are embracing travel and tourism a lot more. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development … Continue reading

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The need for a fundamental shift on Youth Employment Training strategies

Day two at the Young Africa Works Summit held at the Kigali Marriott Hotel was kicked off with the release of a rather insightful research report titled, INVISIBLE LIVES: UNDERSTANDING YOUTH LIVELIHOODS IN GHANA AND UGANDA. The report basically looked into … Continue reading

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The green revolution is for the youth to deliver

A few days ago, something major happened in Kigali Rwanda. More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs (yes Agripreneurs!) came together for The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit. Another 50 young but enthusiastic Africans … Continue reading

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At Lake Kivu Serena having fun is not a suggestion but the plan

Every country has its secrets but Rwanda doesn’t seem to have many. The only secret I know of about Rwanda are the street names that even locals have failed to learn since you only see things like KN 3 Av … Continue reading

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