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This is the epitome of the kind of journalism that is in short supply in Uganda. I am proudly Ugandan!
This article should be read by only locals, especially blacks of Ugandan origin. <—See how that feels if you are NOT a local or a black of Ugandan origin?
I have failed to get angry at the Shell and Bolton International advert; mostly because The New Vision ‘Class’ article drained a lot of my anger.
But I can’t ignore it, and I am on standby to applaud any newspaper that cares enough to run a serious story about this.
On our part, let’s agree that whereas these Shell and Bolton International guys have officially exhibited both stupidity and racism (thanks @spartakussug, for that one) by way of the below advertisement, we can’t just sit about and either moan or mourn (it’s an inside joke that only Ugandans will get – I warned you about such things in the very first sentence).
But first, the offending advertisement:
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Food is cultural. Many in Uganda are food insecure, experiencing hidden hunger, because they have insufficient access to food that is culturally acceptable to them. Read more https://thehumanistview.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/food-scarcity-in-uganda-is-superficial/
When we talk of food security, we’re not just talking about filling your stomach. Nutritional security is also embedded within the concept.
Nutritional balance comes with a diverse diet, one that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and animal products. However, millions of people in Africa rely principally on staple foods such as rice, potatoes and maize that fill up the stomachs but do not provide enough vitamins and minerals. This phenomenon is known as hidden hunger.
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Unfortunately, anti-immigrant, racist and xenophobic tendencies are gaining support among conservative sections the world over. How sad that our current world order and socialisation processes are nurturing and producing this kind of evil. Whether it is a white supremacist, a fundamentalist nationalist, a fundamentalist Christian, a fundamentalist Jew, a fundamentalist Muslim, racists and xenophobia of… Continue reading MLK’s Nobel Peace Prize speech 50 years later: Is it still relevant?
I am not too sure about mixing the UPDF in the matter or ordinary Ugandans farming as a business – I have my doubts about UPDF being in charge of inputs distribution …
Your Excellencies the Invited Heads of State and Government;
H.E the Vice President;
The Rt. Honourable Speaker of Parliament;
The Hon. Chief Justice;
The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister;
Honourable Members of Parliament;
Your Excellencies the Ambassadors and High Commissioners;
Distinguished Invited Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is with great pleasure and honour that I welcome Your Excellencies and all the distinguished guests to this occasion as we mark 52 years of Uganda’s independence.
I greet you and congratulate you on the 52nd anniversary of Uganda’s Independence.
As we celebrate this day, the whole of Uganda is peaceful and has been so since we ended the removal of the 40,000 rifles from the cattle-rustlers in Karamoja some six (6) years ago. Earlier on, in 2005, we had defeated the terrorists of Kony. This is therefore…
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