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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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  • Writing Tips: Acronyms

    Writing Tips: Acronyms

    Yesterday, Sunday, 15th January 2021, once more, I gained new appreciation of the advice that my mentor gave me about the use of acronyms. I was watching an episode of “Who wants to be a millionaire?” on BBC Brit. The contestant was asked a question about what the “S” in UNESCO stands for. The options […]

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  • Farmers not saving seeds for next planting season, MP laments

    Farmers not saving seeds for next planting season, MP laments

    This morning on the news on Super FM, I heard a member of parliament (MP) lamenting that Ugandan farmers are no longer saving seeds from the harvest for the next planting season. The MP said something to the effect that it is because these days farmers sell off everything while it is still in-field and […]

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  • Nationality, ethnicity, religion #FIFAWorldCupQatar2022

    Nationality, ethnicity, religion #FIFAWorldCupQatar2022

    One would be right to surmise that issues other than the technicality of the sport have been in the limelight more than ever before during the on-going FIFA World Cup in Qatar. For us in Africa, in particular, the two teams of Morocco and of France have been a subject of heated debate about where […]

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