Reading Time: 7 minutesNew Haven, February 27th I am dusting up on a presentation for a meeting here at Yale University. New Haven is extremely cold and looking outside the hotel window is painful. Wet ice on roofs, a cold drizzle feels like it could be raining small razor blades, the type used to cut finger nails [
Reading Time: 7 minutesIn Luzira Maximum Security prison, a prisoner recently sliced off his penis in protest of his prolonged detention. In another incident last week Lira prison was shut down with the help of additional police and the army after detainees,outraged that their names were not included on a list for court, went on rampage. Prolonged prison
Reading Time: 3 minutesPower briefly wavered on February 12, Valentines Day. This year the commercial holiday seemed more present. At Hotel Africana in the middle of Kampala, a special dinner was being promoted (with a reminder that accommodation rates would be reduced). The hotel has expanded over the years in an unwieldy fashion. But then development within the
Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen the summit of the O.I.C (Organization for Islamic Conference) met in Cairo recently it was to a spurring between Uganda and its long time enemy the Sudan. Accusations between the two countries are nothing unusual. For many years while the south of Sudan fought a brutal war of independence, Uganda supported its army, the
Reading Time: 3 minutesIt happened immediately. Almost as soon as Pope Benedict XVI announced he was leaving his position- Africans including many Ugandans took to social media and radio stations to laud his example as something their leaders should emulate. Roman Catholicism is a majority religion in many parts of Africa- and black by association to Latin America.
Reading Time: 1 minuteDetails of the Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] between the Uganda government and international oil companies to begin production will be revealed later today. A signing ceremony took place at State House Entebbe last evening [February]. Both government officials and the industry had signaled that signing would take place on Wednesday after ‘major issues’ had been
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn Luo folklore, two feuding brothers, Gipir and Labong, quarreled and split ways. Labong had been was forced to risk his life and replace a spear belonging to his brother Gipir he had in the heat of passion thrown at an elephant. In revenge when Gipir’s daughter accidentally swallowed some beads belonging to him, he