Category: RCA In-House

Pieces and short stories by RCA’s in-house writers.

RCA In-House, Short Stories, Tale Africa

Redemption (Part 3)

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Life is a gift. New life, even so. The thought that something…someone is growing in you – that you are manufacturing a human being. Making a baby can be fun – usually people aren't really necessarily setting out for that – of course some do. But for me, it was different. It was my first real […]

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RCA In-House, Reflections

Gym be not proud – the downside of exercise!

By Spliph, South Africa: I still harbour, though secretly, the perception that most male aerobics instructors are …feminine (PC). The way they move and their tight clothing reinforces my notion every day at gym. My pot belly might not show it, but I am a big fan of aerobic exercise and it's a great way to keep active. However, the […]

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RCA In-House, Series

Redemption (Part 2)

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Sometimes life deals us blows, and some blows can knock the breath out of us, while others leave us for dead. Seeing Baabi lying in the hospital bed, still and lifeless…yes, lifeless…she looked lifeless – as if death had already stilled the air-induced up and down movement of the human chest was…could be…a blow, I suppose. […]

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Redemption

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: I knew something was wrong the moment I stepped out. The air…the atmosphere around me changed. It seemed different. Colder. I felt a chill run through my body. I clung to my baby a little tighter – could I give her any more protection than our current predicament? I should head back in and wait until […]

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Bulletin Dilution, RCA In-House, Reflections

Naked. Ashamedly Unashamed. Me. Us.

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: In a world that has long appropriated, supported and defended a vulgar masculinity, we should not be surprised when women resort to using the only means possible to attempt to defend their own humanity. Let not the world be surprised when women strip naked to appeal to you to listen. Were there other ways to appeal to […]

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RCA In-House, Series

The Fruits of Democracy

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: “Who did you vote?” is the youthful boda boda man's instant question after screeching to a halt. A suspicious smirk forms on his beardless sweaty face revealing a broken incisor as his swollen lips part. I hesitate to answer. The helmet that should be on his head is instead carelessly placed where I'm supposed to sit. […]

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Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

Dispatches from Dar: Arusha – The Gem of East Africa

Arusha, located in the North of the vast country that is Tanzania, is a unique city. It is the East African Community's answer to the EU's Brussels. Back in the 1960s when the leaders of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, wanted to create an economic community, Arusha, the leafy quiet town, was chosen as the headquarters. But it is not just […]

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Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

Dispatches from Dar: Welcoming South Sudan

Earlier last week, the Republic of South Sudan, the world's newest state, was admitted into the East African Community. The Community brings together Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with, South Sudan included, a combined total of about 160 million people. A couple of people I know from the new entrant to the Community were not exactly enthused, not like […]

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Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

Dispatches from Dar: The Weather

It is strange that someone in Africa should find the weather there noteworthy, especially if they too are from Africa. Strange indeed. Stranger even, considering that this is said in a week where politicians were struggling hard to steal the show. Well, in South Africa. But who ever said that politicians are far from showmen or comedians, to be more […]

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