Reading Time: 3 minutesIf the announcement of oil production licenses, to the most credible consortium likely to commercialize Uganda’s oil find, had arrived two or three- or even five years ago, the accompanying euphoria could have served as the desperate morale boost that the government currently needs. Instead this significant announcement made this week passed with little fanfare.
Reading Time: 2 minutesOver lunch and later what us, Ugandans, refer to as “evening tea” I was asked several times about the T-shirt. As it happens, the t-shirt in question was a gift from Rwanda’s last election. It was a specially printed good quality black shirt with a black and white image of Rwanda’s president known here as
Reading Time: 5 minutes“Be on your guard against the teachers of the Law, who like to walk about in long robes and love to be greeted with respect in the market place…Their punishment will be all the worse!” Luke 20:46/47 If you are one of those who have marked the day of the Supreme Court of Uganda ruling
Reading Time: 5 minutesI was recently in conversation with two friends. Online of course. Both are lawyers under 33 with promising careers in public service. One in fact plans to run for president one day. Despite the fact that their education and early careers have been within the donor funded civil society in Uganda both support the position
Reading Time: 4 minutesWrote this about a week ago ( it never went to publication) Uganda is not withdrawing from Somalia. At least not anytime soon. It is also unlikely to officially end its mission in Central Africa Republic. Rather the last I heard Ugandan peacekeeping is expanding both within the Great Lakes Region, and if one would
Reading Time: 6 minutesDSTV Uganda’s swanky offices in Kololo are a powerful statement of where the money ends up in the television business. As a content carrier the business relies almost entirely on other providers for its survival. However with its successful subscription business DSTV makes most of the money. It is part of a small cluster of
Reading Time: 4 minutesA more convincing answer to Joachim Buwembo’s argument “ why many non-Baganda love the Kabaka more today”, is language. Luganda is a de facto national language and I think explains the cultural penetration of all things Buganda including the favourable interpretation of the Kabaka of Buganda as depicted by Buwembo (see his blog post here).
Reading Time: 6 minutesThank you if you are running for charity this week. As the Baganda say Obulaamu bwe Bugaga or true wealth is found in being healthy. The Kabaka birthday run is to increase awareness on obstetric fistula and raise funds for Kitovu Hospital, one of the centres that treat the condition. The answer to fistula is
Reading Time: 5 minutesOn law and the state Luke 20:46/47 ” Be on your guard against the teachers of the Law, who like to walk about in long robes and love to be greeted with respect in the market place…Their punishment will be all the worse!” ……………………….. If you are one of those who have marked the day of
Reading Time: 5 minutesI hope this letter finds you well. Judging from the reporting of your trip to Nairobi over the oil pipeline issue the Kenyan political establishment expects nothing less than an agreement to export oil through Lamu. The Citizen reported that the talks had“collapsed”, for example, even if an official statement claimed otherwise. Standard reported that