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!

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

Failed Matooke economics

They say we cannot export fresh matooke to the US. Why, because they are blocking markets for importers of bananas from Latin America. And so, they label our bananas as problematic - as likely to bring in unwanted pests, blah, blah. Really, how problematic are our bananas? Anyway, that is how we end up with… Continue reading Failed Matooke economics

Good online content creator I am

I know many great people that are doing hugely positive impact filled grassroots work, but whom you can hardly find online. This status quo saddens me. What can I do about it, you may ask. Well, I offer my expertise and experience at a reasonable fee. I lend you my expertise and experience so you… Continue reading Good online content creator I am