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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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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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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