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Now is the time for acid acquisition legislation

By James Lutaaya Esq, Uganda: On Friday 28th February 2014, while Uganda was still abuzz with the excitement brought about by the newly signed anti-Homosexuality and anti-Pornography laws, a young girl, at the prime of her life, lost the battle for life after a five month battle with acid injuries inflicted on her by an embittered ex-boyfriend, Andrew Francis Obirai. […]

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Time to rethink Catholic Priests’ Celibacy

By James Lutaaya Esq., Uganda: Barely had the white smoke emerged on March 13 2013, than the debates of the changes needed in the Catholic Church gathered pace. By the time the world knew “Habemus Papum”, we had a new pope; Paul Francis. The most prominent of these debates focused on priesthood celibacy. Recent scandals world over have brought this […]

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Consent in Sexual Relations

By James Lutaaya Esq.: Mr. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who gained world fame yesteryear by publishing thousands of leaked diplomatic cables and correspondences exposing several governments including Britain and America, has hit the head lines again. He is wanted in Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault made by two women. Mr. Asange has sought refuge from being […]

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Till reality do us part!

By James Lutaaya Esq.: Never has a sentence been said with uncertainty than, 'Till death do us part.' This oath of many a marriage is breached by an average 40% in the world through divorces. The brave, selfless, genuinely happy (and lucky to find a similar spirited soul mate) and realistic ones about marriage, last the distance; the rest, the […]

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Resolve to keep your resolutions in 2012

By James Lutaaya Esq. : Another year is upon us, and most of us have given ourselves delusions of character grandeur. Yes, I am talking about the New Year must haves: resolutions. However, by April most of us will have conveniently forgotten about them or we will remember words immortalized by Britney Spears, 'oops I did (did not do) it […]

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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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