• 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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  • How Africa Tweets – a look at East Africa

    How Africa Tweets – a look at East Africa0

    In the just concluded Ugandan elections– there was so much online activity, especially on Twitter. Hashtags were used by the top 3 presidential candidates daily to put across their message to the online publics. Just before December 2015, I remember that over 1500 tweets were sent out with the hashtag #UgandaDecides every two days. This momentum was sustained

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  • Uganda: Why civil society must stand together to protect freedoms

    Uganda: Why civil society must stand together to protect freedoms0

    As the Parliamentary Committee considered the then NGO Bill 2015, Pastor Joseph Serwadda and other faith leaders vehemently argued a case for the removal of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) from the NGO law. He knew the House was on fire. NGOs were under unprecedented attack. Well, after some engagements, he finally had his way. I must

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Shawn Mubiru

In 1978 Museveni said he had only 26 fighters! So from 1978 to 1980 when Museveni went to the bush, he managed to add on just one (1) fighter to make 27! 🙌🏿 #SecurityUG