• Support  for innovation needs a will and a heart to feel the need

    Support for innovation needs a will and a heart to feel the need0

    At the just concluded ICT Innovators Forum organised by the Uganda Communications Commission in Bugolobi, Kampala the minister for ICT and information Frank Tumwebaze said;  Someone talked about mentorship and subsidised internet but where do I find you to mentor you or to subsidise internet? That means there must be a common centre or we

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  • Put People First : A Case for Investing in Early Childhood Development

    Put People First : A Case for Investing in Early Childhood Development0

    Photo Credit: UNICEF Uganda On the afternoon of September 15, 2016, I attended the launch of the National Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy for Uganda. The policy had been published in March 2016 by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in close consultation with stakeholders, notably, UNICEF Uganda. This was not by any means

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  • Uganda’s love for bananas endures

    Uganda’s love for bananas endures0

    The person who came up with the term banana republic must have had the future Uganda republic in mind. We love bananas so much that your typical Ugandan consumes more bananas than anyone else in any other country. Beyond most Ugandan’s love for bananas, we are still a political and economic banana republic in every

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  • Uganda: 4 years on, no justice as NGO office break-ins escalate

    Uganda: 4 years on, no justice as NGO office break-ins escalate0

    Many governments around the world are settling for repressive NGO laws to control independent groups. In Uganda, the government is taking it a step further – overtly condone break-ins at their offices and sanction a violent raid at a lawful, peaceful Pride event. In the past four years, more than 30 office break-ins have been

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  • Museveni gets ‘Meme-fied’

    Museveni gets ‘Meme-fied’0

    Freedom of expression is a lot of things – and for this digital savvy age: cartoons and memes have become a crucial part communicating online. If you don’t already know : a meme is defined as : “a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly

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  • Of Man-els, invisible women – problem Uganda’s new ICT ministry is not solving

    Of Man-els, invisible women – problem Uganda’s new ICT ministry is not solving0

    On July 7th, Uganda’s newly formed Ministry of Information and Communications Technology held its “maiden stakeholder dialogue”, that was live tweeted with hashtag #ICTDialogueUg. Invited to this dialogue, according to the Minister, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, were media practitioners and ICT stakeholders. @GabrielIguma @Sheraton @9AM; Media practioners and ICT star holders — Frank K Tumwebaze (@FrankTumwebazek)

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  • Re:repulica: A Beehive of Activity in the Midst of Rich History

    Re:repulica: A Beehive of Activity in the Midst of Rich History0

    My recent visit to Berlin, Germany attending re:publica TEN, was graced with equal measure of surprises and great impressions that for the most part met my expectations. The keynote speech at Stage One was memorable. The founders of the conference took us down memory lane and gave emotional speeches of how far they had come

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  • Of Women, Nudity & Socio-cultural Issues

    Of Women, Nudity & Socio-cultural Issues0

    On Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m. I woke up to go join a group of lady/women feminists for a Power Walk. The walk started at Lugogo Parking Lot – through Upper Kololo terrace – Prince Charles Drive up Elizabeth Avenue down Hill Lane back to Prince Charles Drive, Ekobo Avenue onto York Terrace, back to

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  • Democracy, my foot

    Democracy, my foot0

    Like many other Ugandans, whatever illusions I might have had about our being a “democracy” were quashed in February. But, every now and then I chance upon something that extols our democratic virtues. Government literature, especially. It’s rare to read a government report whose foreword or introduction does not include a reminder about how far

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  • Has Uganda Police lost its grip on maintaining law and order?

    Has Uganda Police lost its grip on maintaining law and order?0

    The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda enacted in 1995 mandates the Uganda Police Force to protect life and property as well as preserve law and order among other functions. Article 221 of the Constitution further directs the Uganda Police Force and any other police force to observe and respect human rights and freedoms in

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Paul Shalala ZNBC

On behalf of other Mumbwa-Mumbwas, i wish to congratulate the newly sworn in Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa who grew up in Kapyanga Village of Mumbwa here in Zambia and was educated at Mumbwa High School where I did my Grade 10 to 12. We are proud Mumbwa-Mumbwas!!!!