Christmas delight and January qualms

Christmas delight and January qualms

As the christmas season approaches, there is a tendency to get overly carried away in a general sense of it. Everything we do even whilst planning for what to do during the holidays, there’s a sense of excitement which always comes back to haunt us after the holiday season. We always have so much to […]

How Mumbere, Museveni divorce took centre stage

How Mumbere, Museveni divorce took centre stage

In a bizarre development, President Museveni on Monday has embarked on visit to South Africa to hold ‘bilateral talks’ with embattled South African president Jacob Zuma. This news comes at the back of the recent conflict between Uganda Police and UPDF forces in Kasese that left many dead including 14 police officers and 46 royal […]

THE POLITICS OF TRIBE: Why Kasese is burning and more about Uganda’s tribal districts

THE POLITICS OF TRIBE: Why Kasese is burning and more about Uganda’s tribal districts

The colonialists’ tool of choice was ‘divide and rule’. Using Toro Kindgom as a platform, they ‘forced’ all other tribes and feudal states in the region to be under that kingdom. They educated the Batooro and gave them clerical and later administrative jobs while the others did the menial jobs and ‘bupakasi’. Then came independence. […]

Uganda moves to arrest persistent poverty

Uganda moves to arrest persistent poverty

A new report making a case for sustained investment in social protection in the country has been released today. “This Investment Case clearly demonstrates that investments in Social Protection bears high returns and improves human development and labour productivity, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable populations,” said Hajat Janat Mukwaya, Minister of Gender, Labour […]

Farouk Miya was direct and deadly as Uganda defeated Congo-Brazzaville… was Standard Liege watching?

Farouk Miya was direct and deadly as Uganda defeated Congo-Brazzaville… was Standard Liege watching?

As the old Namboole clock ticked over into the 89th minute, youthful sports journalist Clive Kyazze, a fine replacement for legendary Patrick Luwandagga (RIP), using the booming PA system kicked in and thanked the Cranes’ fans for cheering the national team but didn’t not proclaim that Farouk Miya was again Uganda’s man of the match. […]

Mao missed the point on Museveni’s bicycle

Mao missed the point on Museveni’s bicycle

Mr Norbert Mao, who leads one faction of the Democratic Party, wrote in last Sunday’s Monitor an opinion attacking President Museveni for his initiative of demonstrating how drip irrigation works. Titled “Museveni as President cum water carrier of Luweero”, the column sought to portray the President’s action as populist and cheap political drama “choreographed and […]

Camping in Uganda’s wild – here’s how to make it memorable

Camping in Uganda’s wild – here’s how to make it memorable

There are so many travel opportunities we never get a chance to experience because of financial limitations or lack of accurate information. However, the satisfaction of travel is immeasurable. Camping is one of the experiences that very few travelers dare to choose despite their ability to pay for hotel room. When you go camping, you […]