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 minutesHeavily armed members of Uganda’s elite anti-terrorism police stand guard along the neatly manicured perimeter of the US Embassy in Kampala. Occasionally they shout commands and point their guns. For security reasons you are not allowed to stop or park a car within a certain radius of the US Embassy on plot 1577 Ggaba Road,
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Kampala authorities went into a state of shock when Gen. John Garang De Mabior died. His chopper, an aircraft loaned to him by the Ugandan president, fell out of the sky and burnt to ashes. There had been signs of trouble brewing. It was telling that De Mabior, a national figure in Sudan, its
Reading Time: 3 minutesast night, on the Hot Seat, a radio program on which I am a panelist and often play, the devil’s advocate, we hosted a man of the cloth; Bishop Zak Niringiye. He came ten minutes late having to negotiate the dense Kampala traffic made worse by the latest large conference the city has hosted. For
Reading Time: 11 minutesAngelo Izama [AI] – One would say that there was an intellectual rigor in the 60’s that has vaporized lately-in Ugandan society and Makerere- do you agree? Ali Mazrui- It is true that there was a lot of intellectual engagement in the 60’s. People were interested in ideas, in comments about current events, in oratory
Reading Time: 2 minutesFor those who missed me while i settled in my temporary home in Washington, am back. A little cold is catching this town but i find rather Americans tend to sneeze to the name of China a lot nowadays. On that question: is China good for Africa? We will return but i thought the comments
Reading Time: 1 minuteYesterday was another busy day at the Daily Monitor in Kampala where i work as a journalist. It was also one of the last days of David Herbert, a Stanford intern at the paper, a day he spent writing about how a few Ugandans had ” struck gold” in Iraq working as security guards at