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Sequins and Sapphires: Faith’s Secret

By Kathryn Kazibwe, Uganda: I recently read a news piece on the internet about a Brazilian pastor who convinced his flock that the Holy Spirit secreted 'holy milk' through his penis. After church he would conduct a little service of his own in the back room, which involved believers drinking holy milk right from the source. Many believed, and they […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Wedding Bells

By Kathryn Kazibwe: I stumbled upon an interesting discussion this week on the streets of Facebook, where I spend most of my day. A friend of mine shared a photo with the caption: “Keep playing hard to get while other girls get married every Saturday.” Of the people who commented, only one was on 'Team Hard-To-Get' with me. Her comment: […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: I don’t understand

By Kathryn Kazibwe: “Facebook to release a statement on whether they will ban Uganda or not over anti-homosexuality bill.” This, one of my friends' status update, is what I woke up to on Tuesday. What? First they threaten to take away the aid, now they're planning to deprive us of Facebook too? This homosexuality thing kifuuse kika, a Muganda would […]

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Sequins and Sapphires: Boss!

By Kathryn Kazibwe: One of my teachers in primary school used to say, if you don't know what you're talking about, then why are you still talking? You'd much rather ask and find out, than speak and make a fool of yourself. Fortunately or unfortunately, some people do not follow this principle. The weekend after Princess Ruth Komuntale of Toro's […]

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