Gulu elephant and Tusker

"Why is it that Tusker is the one that is welcoming visitors to Gulu City?" That is the question to which some of the leaders attending the Northern Uganda Accountability Conference in Gulu City on Thursday, 30th June 2022, demanded answered. I am not quite sure that the answers that were given satisfied those offended.… Continue reading Gulu elephant and Tusker

Colonial legacy drives policy

The nation-state Uganda, from its onset at political independence, is structurally designed to sustain cultural imperialism. The kind of cultural imperialism, in particular, that equates progress or being progressive to knowledge systems of the global-west. The logical consequence is that the knowledge systems that continue to be prioritised by the nation-state Uganda are those that… Continue reading Colonial legacy drives policy

Let us talk democracy!

I am honoured to be invited to be one of the three panelists at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) physical event, “Let’s Talk Democracy!”, that is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 from 02:00 - 5:00 p.m., in Kampala. I am preparing to share my two bits on Uganda’s political landscape, democracy and the oversight role… Continue reading Let us talk democracy!

Papa, a civil servant hero

The month of June for Uganda is one that is packed with activity that celebrates heroes. The controversial Uganda Martyrs' Day on 3rd June; the equally controversial National Heroes' Day on 9th June; and the equally controversial Fathers' Day on 22nd June. I wonder, can my late papa, be defined as heroic in his religious… Continue reading Papa, a civil servant hero

Pretend power in Africa

Remember when President Museveni and many other leaders authored, in the name of the African Union, a communiqué to ‘world leaders’ that please do not intervene in Libya the way you want to intervene. The ‘world leaders’ just ignored them, went ahead and bombarded Libya. Why are 'world leaders' not respecting Africa? Why do ‘world… Continue reading Pretend power in Africa