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Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

“This grandmother will become the new boss of WTO,” apparently screamed a headline in a Swiss newspaper. And when, apparently, the headline received backlash the Swiss newspaper changed it on its online version to: “This 66 year old Nigerian will head WTO.” It would be interesting to read what the same Swiss newspaper wrote when,… Continue reading Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

Uganda Dancing on St. Janani Luwum’s Grave

As we commemorate St. Janani Luwum Day on this Tuesday, 16th February 2021, a public holiday in Uganda, my thoughts are plagued with the English idiom “dance on someone’s grave.”  Yes, I admit that since my own father’s passing on 1st November 2020, certain truths unfolding about actions of people that my late father, Engineer… Continue reading Uganda Dancing on St. Janani Luwum’s Grave

Uganda and our Pretend Democracy

There are similarities between the current status quo post 2021 elections and the status quo post 2011 elections. Firstly, the amount of money that Uganda spends on elections, which elections are invariably always contested by those who are declared loser, makes one wonder why we even bother. Post elections, furthermore, the incumbent and who is… Continue reading Uganda and our Pretend Democracy

Crisis: ‘Big man’ leadership

The acrimonious relationships among leaders of Uganda’s political parties – intra and inter is interesting. It reveals how the multiparty 'democratic' elections system now practised in Uganda is based on a mistaken belief in it as a system that nurtures good governance. Among the worst injustices inflicted on Ugandans, moreover, are the billions of shillings that we… Continue reading Crisis: ‘Big man’ leadership

Plight of Uganda’s farmers – Apur Ming

“Acen also said instead of using weighing scales, the local middlemen were using plastic mugs as measurement units to cheat the farmers.” I wrote this in the case study: “Make Money from Producing and Selling Beans,” which I compiled using true stories reported in the press; a case study which I use for training young… Continue reading Plight of Uganda’s farmers – Apur Ming