Tag: By Nick Twinamatsiko

Looking Back, Series

Looking Back: A Thousand Tongues!

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: I mentioned, in the last installment, that, because every family had to bring to church the chairs they were to use on Sundays, the church furniture was almost as varied as the worshippers and sitting positions were permanent. The chair one sat on in church was a fairly reliable index to their financial standing. There were […]

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Looking Back, Series

Looking Back: The House of God

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: The white-washed, oblong structure snugly nestled at the common foot of the village hills was the church. It had narrow, stained-glass windows, timber doors and a pitched roof of rusty iron sheets. On the upper side of it ran the village feeder road, and on the lower side was a large compound which was used as […]

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Reflections

The Media Challenge: Straddling the Print and Cyber Worlds

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: It has been said for quite a while now that the rise of online media, specifically blogs and social media, threatens to condemn traditional print media to increasing irrelevance and eventual extinction. It’s staggeringly evident from all recent statistics that the reading time, in terms of man-hours and woman-hours, spent on social media is rapidly rising […]

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Reflections

The Cases of Academic Fraud Reflect Decay of Values

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: Two South African ambassadors have lately been in the headlines over academic fraud. Last week, it was reported that the ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, doesn't have a doctorate from La Salle University as she claims on her CV. La Salle university was, until 1996, a diploma mill – a fraudulent higher education organization selling degrees […]

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Bulletin Dilution, Reflections

Museveni has the Power to Awaken us from the Slumber

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: President Museveni says Ugandans, and Africans generally, fail to tap opportunities that would transform their lives and the economy because they are in deep slumber. According to the Daily Monitor of Feb 26, 2015, the President, while commissioning the $15m Tirupati Business Park, said the African continent continues to lag behind the rest of the world […]

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