Contrary to the reports that President Yoweri Museveni has rejected the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that the Uganda parliament passed, he has not. His letter below ,to the Speaker of the House, rejects some of the logic of the bill and agrees with others ( particularly legislation prohibiting promotion of homosexuality a la Putin). Some commentators have
This year marks the 100th since the search for oil in Uganda begun. Its true. In his memoir (not to be confused with the ordinary meaning of the word as a recollection of personal experiences but rather as a scientific report), the grandfather of oil exploration Mr. E.G Wayland) recorded the first mineral (oil) concession
Uganda has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In passing the bill the Ugandan parliament played to the gallery of publicly conservative Anglo-Christian values that most Ugandans align themselves with. The present text is a step back from the proposals of death for alleged homosexual acts but Mps nonetheless went with life in prison ( important to
It 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.
At Forest Mall, errand boys and girls for Kampala’s wealthy families dash back and forth. The Mall is part of a string of new developments providing office space for banks, coffee shops and expensive boutiques. A cashmere sweater at one of these upscale hangouts costs 1.2 million Ugandan shillings or rather more than the starting
Just 57 years of age, Meles Zenawi, a polarizing Ethiopian prime Minister, reformer and intellectual is dead. Now Ethiopia is going through an unusual but increasingly common political transition, that of death in office. Ghana’s Atta Mills died just weeks ago. Before that was Bingu Wa Mutharika of Malawi. In Guinea Bissau Malam Bacai Sanha
Lobby, Speke Resort Munyonyo, August 8. There is a silence in the final declaration of the “extra-ordinary summit” of the Great Lakes as the curtains came down on Wednesday evening. It was not the departure, without much fanfare, of the Presidents. This summit was not big on delegations. The last time I was here for
When former Presidents Benjamin Mkapa and Olesegun Obasanjo take up their assignment as mediators in the present conflagration in the Democratic Republic of Congo, behind them will lay major problems. They include a serious refugee crisis in Uganda, perhaps more evidence of extra-judicial killings, the sort that support theargument by Barack Obama’s War Crimes Ambassador