Month: February 2015

Bulletin Dilution, Reflections

Museveni has the Power to Awaken us from the Slumber

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: President Museveni says Ugandans, and Africans generally, fail to tap opportunities that would transform their lives and the economy because they are in deep slumber. According to the Daily Monitor of Feb 26, 2015, the President, while commissioning the $15m Tirupati Business Park, said the African continent continues to lag behind the rest of the world […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimée (37)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: It's raining exes. Literally and figuratively. I just might have to give out numbers so they can assuage me one at a time. I am beginning to think exes have a sensor. Because every time the window is open, even for a little while, they breeze in like afternoon news. You know, 'Hey. I miss you. […]

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Eve's Notes

My Grandfather is Fitter than me.

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: About a week ago, I decided to join a fitness club near where I live. My reason was and is still simple: I have gained weight; also the nature of my work is such that I sit at the computer all day and only leave to eat, drink water or use the lavatory. I have not gone […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimée (36)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Sucker punched. That is one way to put how I feel. Like something rammed straight into my chest and knocked my heart out of commission for a while. It lost its beat like a half interrupted thought, staggered and then tried to pick up where it left off but now it's on an altogether different frequency. […]

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LEX Files, Series

LEX Files: Amani

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: A key rattled in the keyhole. Amani opened the wooden door to the bedroom and it gave a slight creak. This was an old house. It’s actually older than her husband who inherited it after his Dad, who had had it bequeathed to him by his own father. There isn’t much to the house at all; […]

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The Apprentice

The Apprentice: 50 Shades of Grey

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: This weekend was Valentine's. A lot of women’s plans were rudely trampled on by the (UCC) Uganda Communications Commission’s ban on the highly anticipated release of 50 Shades of Grey movie. The UCC has determined that this movie is pornography and goes against our morals therefore should not be shown in public arenas. What I find […]

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Reflections

Shaming African Leadership

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: There is a story that ran in the international press a while back, and it was about Africa. The story was about the Tanzanian president, Jakaya Mrisho Kiwkwete. He had been ill and, like any self respecting African president, had flown to a foreign country to get treatment. Perfect thing to do. He chose America. Nothing […]

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