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In Uganda, Performing Arts may have walked into an open Coffin (Part I)

Earlier this year, ‘rumor,’ in form of a Facebook post had it that the management of the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC or the National Theatre) was planning on turning the Dance Studio into a boardroom. The post attracted the attention of a number of livid theatre enthusiasts and a one Rushekanengwe who was quick to defend […]

Nationalism; Who gives a rat’s tail about that, the cat or the rat?

Why bother with Nationalism sijui Patriotism when the master’s tool (i.e divide and conquer) has served and sustained the master’s interests? The master divides us into tribes, sub-tribes, countless districts then he turns around and demands patriotism. Try scooping spilt milk off a floor. And for what? What if Nationalism means me losing my benefits as a […]

Which way? the ‘beloved’ African woman

Which way? the ‘beloved’ African woman

  Over the decades African women have bore the brunt of a hostile environment, littered with societal ills such as male chauvinism, brutality including rape and defilement, economic deprivation and, gender inequality among others. Coupled with the social ills, are socio-economic challenges like lack of access to water and justice to name but a few. […]

Kenya’s Jaguar disses Rwanda’s Urban Boyz

Kenya’s Jaguar disses Rwanda’s Urban Boyz

Kenya’s self-proclaimed ‘richest artiste from the ghetto’ Charles Njagua Kanyi aka Jaguar is saying fans waiting for his joint with Rwanda’s Urban Boyz might have to wait indefinitely. Jaguar told reporters in Kigali shortly before jetting off to Nairobi he recently turned down requests from the Rwandan group for a collaboration apparently because he seems […]

ICC mulls additional charges for Ongwen

ICC mulls additional charges for Ongwen

The Office of the International Criminal Court(ICC) Chief Prosecutor is seeking to expand the case against indicted Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, to include cases that were not listed in his initial indictment. Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told reporters in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Friday last week the prosecution had asked for more […]

Poaching and Ivory trafficking fueling LRA crisis in Sudan and CAR

Poaching and Ivory trafficking fueling LRA crisis in Sudan and CAR

Mineral and Ivory trafficking has been cited as one of the major factors fueling the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in Sudan and some parts of the Central African Republic (CAR). The rebel group is believed to be widely engaged in the illicit trade to sustain itself . “Poaching ivory remains one of the group’s survival […]

Why Paris attacks overshadowed Boko Haram carnage

Why Paris attacks overshadowed Boko Haram carnage

Several weeks ago as the world’s attention was fixated on the Paris terrorist attacks that claimed just 17 innocent lives, and plunged France in shock and turmoil for three days, Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram took terrorism to another level. It slaughtered hundreds if not thousands of children, women and men in Baga, Northeastern Nigeria. […]

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