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Reflections

Misinforming media

By Nick Twinamatsiko: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” I didn't – perhaps couldn't – write that; Mark Twain did. My part has been the simpler one of finding, through experience, that it's true. I don't know about you, but I find that when I have first-hand knowledge of an event […]

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Made in China

By Mpuga Rukidi The great Frenchman, sorry, the great Italian-turned Frenchman -Napoleon Bonaparte- was a war general. That is not news. What is news is that he could have, had he wished, earned a living as a Philosopher. He said, for instance, about two hundred years ago, that China was a sleeping giant who would shake the world when he […]

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Loving without guilt – pure love.

By Brian Friday Bwesigye: There is a path you loathe without necessarily personally treading it. You may have trodden the path through others, after all, don't we Africans say, we are because others are? So, when another treads the path, it is not only them that experience it, we also experience it through them. That is the African philosophy. This […]

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Let’s talk about Porn

By Tafadzwa Razemba: Ephesians 5:11 Have nothing to do with fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Bodies writhing, ok maybe not writhing, more of spasmodic movements. Body parts at maximum exposure, no emotions shown or even feigned by the people partaking, as if they were doing something as meaningless and valueless as popping corn. Actually, popping corn would […]

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You cling to the past at your peril

By Nick Twinamatsiko: About a year ago, a certain boy with an unusual ability to mentally execute mathematical processes was featured in a vernacular television programme, Vumbula. Callers would give him any two figures, say 10917 and 13257, and within seconds, he would mention the product. Sophisticated people must have called him a savant, while simple villagers may have viewed […]

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Time to take rape seriously!

By James Lutaaya Esq. : On 3rd March when it was revealed that one Tracy Ninsiima had accused Professor Baryamureeba of raping her at her home culminating in her pregnancy, the ground was set to finally discuss rape and its retrogression in the struggle for women emancipation at a national level. Never has an act by man degraded, humiliated and […]

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Britain in need of radical change

By James Lutaaya Esq. : The riots that beseeched Britain between 07.08.11-14.08.11 were a manifestation of the evils of creating a dependency state and class society; and Britain's religious retrogression. This Dependency State was solidified in the 13 year Labour era until 2010 and the class society is evolving more obviously under the Coalition era mainly with Conservative ideas. Religious […]

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To abort or not? The man not in question

James Lutaaya Esq. : A survey in 2005 by International Family Planning Perspectives found that although Uganda’s law permits induced abortion only to save a woman’s life, many women obtain abortions, often under unhygienic conditions. A year after, the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) concluded that there are 297,000 abortions induced annually, while an estimated 85,000 women experience complications, […]

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Stick, stone and books

By Tafadzwa Razemba: I went to a lovely little nursery school tucked away in a quiet suburb of Harare where I was a bit of a bully. Apparently I was slightly bigger than most of the kids and would use kicking, my teeth and fists to get my way. Honestly, I still find this hard to believe if not ridiculous, […]

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The Power of music

By Ben Mwine: I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us – Martin Luther I could as well say enough said and leave it at what […]

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