Bungled Global-West-Uganda Diplomacy

In terms of diplomacy in Uganda the current responsible EU and US officials have failed miserably.

SOCIAL MEDIA IS AN EQUALISER; BUT THROUGH WHICH THE ‘POWERFUL’ ATTEMPT TO SILENCE

Below is a social media discussion (for lack of a better word) between me and a Non-Ugandan-Non-Black-Man (NUNBM), likely an ‘important’ citizen of the global North (Europe or North America). Is it me or is there something seriously amiss with this particular Non-Ugandan-Non-Black-Man? Or perhaps he is just winding me up? I would really love… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA IS AN EQUALISER; BUT THROUGH WHICH THE ‘POWERFUL’ ATTEMPT TO SILENCE

Is the African Union committed to its objectives?

On the evening of 2nd February 2015, on Spectrum on Radio One FM90, I had the honour to debate two distinguished African leaders – Ambassador Kintu Nyago who is the Deputy Head of the Uganda Mission at the UN and Mr. Godber Tumushabe who is the Associate Director at the Great Lakes Institute for strategic… Continue reading Is the African Union committed to its objectives?

Uganda’s Legally Sanctioned Ethnocide of Customary Tenure

“This status quo – land grabbing sanctioned by state law - is the root cause of raging land conflicts in Uganda – amongst families, clans and ethnic groups. Sadly, the Uganda National Land Policy 2013 embodies the hall marks of Uganda state law - undermining the first nations – thus it effectively facilitates land grabbing.”… Continue reading Uganda’s Legally Sanctioned Ethnocide of Customary Tenure

Uganda’s land law is like sausage, made out of the worst meat

"Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. Given the nature of land disputes in Uganda, reform is needed to move forward and develop a land tenure system that works for the… Continue reading Uganda’s land law is like sausage, made out of the worst meat