Reflections

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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Series, The Apprentice

The trouble with women AND men: a man’s response

By Kizzy Katawonga I was moved to write in response to the heartfelt and raw post “The Trouble with Men by Crosschild”. It seems the gender war has taken an odd turn where men are feeling more inadequate and women are becoming more fascist in their race to emancipation. The original article, “Common Sense: What have our women turned into?” […]

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Reflections

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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Inspirational, Tale Africa

In the end, Jacob must have fallen in love with Leah!

By Nick Twinamatsiko: The story of Jacob and his two wives is one of the most famous in the Bible. 'Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said (to Laban), I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.' Laban consented, but when the seven years elapsed, he deceived […]

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Inspirational

I am pregnant!

By Moleboheng Mahasa I am pregnant with hope. Expectation is causing my whole body to swell up with joy. Positive energy courses through my veins and invades every nook and crevice within me. I feel this dream kicking inside of me, reminding me that I carry life. The seed deposited within me by the Father has fused with a willing […]

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Reflections

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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Eve's Notes

I am worth the pursuit!

By Iteti: I am worth the pursuit. Don't think for a minute that just because we hang at the same spots and laugh at the same jokes, I don't need to be pursued. Don't think for a minute that telling me you 'like' me is enough to make me commit to you. Don't think for a minute that your confusion […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

Sacrificing my indigenous language to become a Writer

By Nick Twinamatsiko: My favorite memory from my Primary One is of the time I took the reading examination. The examiners were seated under some tree in the school compound. When my turn to take the exam came, I went before them, took up the text (which was in my vernacular, Runyankole-Rukiga), and read so fluently that I left them […]

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AfriWork

Love in Action

By Moleboheng Mahasa: The breeze is making an otherwise bearable cold winter's day, colder. The kids begin to arrive from school not dressed warmly enough. Most of their shoes are broken; their uniforms are worn out hand-me-downs.  My heart lurches. The emotion rising up is a mixture of compassion and sympathy. Children should not suffer like this. Undeterred by the […]

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Reflections

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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