Month: September 2014

Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: When Time and Chance come Calling

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: “Man is a dupable animal. Quacks in medicine, quacks in religion, and quacks in politics know this, and act upon that knowledge,” a random poet once wrote and well, I've seen that proven to be true more times than I'd wish to recall. It's on this very basis that I will tell you two rather dark, […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Call me Lu

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: I do not know what I am doing here. Well, I know why I am here; I am waiting for someone. If I had to be truthful about it, I would say I am here because I must have answers, despite logic saying I should steer clear of him. I need to know just how this […]

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Bulletin Dilution, Reflections

Bulletin Dilution: “Women who have been really raped REMEMBER!!!” – CeeLo Green

Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Every once in a while you expect that humanity is moving towards a more civilised direction, only to find that over-rationalisation has led some off the good path of education and right onto the slippery slopes of “I know it all”. Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Rapper etc CeeLo Green has landed himself into some hot soup, and if […]

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Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: She called the President

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: Hospital gossip, much like any other form of unnecessarily detailed and unsubstantiated conversation, occurs when the patient of interest is long gone (and yes, sometimes that means death.) Shocked you there didn't I? But I suppose that's the major difference with it. The casual conversations that happen in the tea-room at this hospital tend to be […]

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LEX Files, Series

Lex Files: The Right To Housing

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: From South Africa to Nigeria, Kenya to India and Brazil as well as many other parts of the developing world, housing remains a core problem. In this instance however, Nigeria will be the focus. Nigeria should be progressively realizing the right to housing as allowed for under international law (Article 2(1) International Covenant on Economic Social […]

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