Study: Vanishing hippos are critical to African ecosystem health

Study: Vanishing hippos are critical to African ecosystem health

The hippopotamus is contributing to ecosystem health in African lakes and rivers in a way that scientists haven’t considered before, and it’s because of the beneficial silicon that hippos are transferring through their poop. “Hippos differ from other large grazing animals in the savannah,” said biologist Jonas Schoelynck from the…

Uganda’s sugar industry in danger of implosion

Uganda’s sugar industry in danger of implosion

The El Nino rains and cane poaching are expected to affect Uganda’s sugar production, the latter issue will also affects the long term viability of an industry which has made a remarkable recovery after years of neglect. Uganda last year produced 438,000 tons of sugar way above the local demand…

Paul Busharizi is currently a contributing editor (Business & Politics) at the Uganda's leading daily the New Vision.