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  • Uganda’s ‘modernisation’ theory is the more problematic than EACOP

    Uganda’s ‘modernisation’ theory is the more problematic than EACOP

    In a October 2015 Ministry of Water and Environment report titled: “Uganda’s intended nationally determined contribution”, which I read in 2017, I learnt: “Uganda has contributed least to the potentially catastrophic build up of the human-derived greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere and yet the country is most vulnerable to global warming and climate change […]

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  • I feel a powerful connection with the now famous Benin bronzes

    I feel a powerful connection with the now famous Benin bronzes

    Among my favourite events last year, was learning of the existence of the Benin bronzes in museums and art collections in Europe. It confirmed that our black African ancestors were a civilized people. And it significantly debunked the rhetoric of the “uncivilized black African who needed or needs civilizing by the white European.” Of course, […]

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  • Lessons from the Opiio family on how to nurture teens during school holidays

    Lessons from the Opiio family on how to nurture teens during school holidays

    Last week, I got to spend some quality time with some of my favourite people, the family of my brother Simon Opiio, son of my late papa Malinga, brother to my late father. As we lazed around after lunch, at their home in Komolo Village in Pallisa, his daughter, my niece, Tereza, named after her […]

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  • Legislators would better spend time dealing with heterosexual defilers & rapists

    Legislators would better spend time dealing with heterosexual defilers & rapists

    My cursory observation is that it is often the case discussions on homosexuality intensify in Uganda when there is a need to divert our attention from something else we should be paying attention to. They often seem like a red herring. This is because, generally, in Uganda, sexuality, sexual relationships, are rarely discussed, if at […]

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  • What will happen when our elders pass on, has anyone documented their knowledge?

    What will happen when our elders pass on, has anyone documented their knowledge?

    Today is the 37th National Resistance Movement (NRM)/National Resistance Army (NRA) Day. Both the Vice President of Uganda and the Speaker of Parliament are Ateso. Who can help us to ensure that both these powerful ladies and the NRM Administration as a whole get to read Samuel’s thoughts here below? “I once thought to myself, […]

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  • Investigations in Mrs. Owaraga Mbale land case closed & police bond cancelled

    Investigations in Mrs. Owaraga Mbale land case closed & police bond cancelled

    For you who called her aunt Betty, especially the Entebbe crew and for the many who call her ija Anna and toto Anna, be joyed that the Uganda Police Force in Mbale has closed the investigation into false allegations made by “the complainant” that toto fraudulently acquired a land title for her land in Mable; […]

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