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Burundi Massacres: Open letter to East African Community (EAC) leaders Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame, John Magufuli and Uhuru Kenyatta

Burundi Massacres: Open letter to East African Community (EAC) leaders Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame, John Magufuli and Uhuru Kenyatta

Dear EAC leaders, I hope over the last few days you have learnt about the ongoing massacres in Burundi through your Foreign Affairs advisors, your ambassadors in Bujumbura or through the hard-to-look-at images and footages circulating on social media. And if some of you are clueless about what has befell our brothers and sisters in […]

Non-violence: the foundation for dialogue and peace between those who live in South Africa

I grew up in South Africa with very little respect for ideas of peace and non-violence. It was not peculiar to me but what I observed around me – no one I encountered appeared to place much weight on peace and dialogue. Disapproval of force and violence may have been an implicit norm in schools […]

Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal

Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake Nepal

Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the […]

Uganda’s Karamoja; where abundant natural resources haven’t transformed lives

Uganda’s Karamoja; where abundant natural resources haven’t transformed lives

  To scores of Ugandans, Karamoja is identified with cattle rustling, food insecurity and chronic poverty.   “You cannot wait for Karamoja to develop” is a popular saying that  encapsulates how majority Ugandans feel about this Northeastern region in which “development” still seems a distant dream in 2015. At one time it was said that when […]

Uganda set to recapitalize UDB

Uganda set to recapitalize UDB

The Ugandan government plans to inject more money in the Uganda Development Bank as the non-deposit banking institution positions itself to be an engine driver to economic development in the country. Speaking at the unveiling of the Bank’s new corporate image at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said as the sole […]

Juliana Kanyomozi’s “Woman” goes global

Juliana Kanyomozi’s “Woman” goes global

Songstress Juliana Kanyomozi’s new song “Woman” is quickly gaining fame across Africa and around the world. As its title indicates, the song is about a woman. It highlights the importance, power and influence of women In the song Juliana focuses on the strength, bravery and the immense and invaluable contributions of our mothers, sisters, daughters, […]