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Reflections

The President that never was

By Mpuga Rukidi I remember that day clearly, at least as clearly as a day many years ago can be. It was in my rural primary school. The occasion was a speech day, but for some reason, unknown to us and everyone else, we called it 'speak day'. Perhaps it is because we spoke a lot. I was part of […]

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The New and Old Boys of Africa.

By Mpuga Rukidi You should have heard a lot about him by now, or have you? Am talking about Michael Sata, the new Zambian president, effective September 23 2011. Of course the old boys in the rest of Africa – a good chunk of them making effective use of their anti-aging creams – must be disgusted by the news of […]

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Education could have lied about Africa

By Mpuga Rukidi Ozymandias. Yes, that poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. My first encounter with it was in Junior High School, as part of my English language lessons. My teacher, a tall, skinny soul, with sight so unadmirable, was labouring to tell us that it was an outstanding piece of literature. The poem had a wine-like influence on me: the […]

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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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