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Wizardry and Witchcraft in Nigeria Real or Not

Nov
26
John Otim

 

Having lived and worked in Nigeria for a long time. And now living and working in Uganda. I get asked this question a lot. Is juju for real in Nigeria? I usually brush it off and disdainfully too! Of all the questions you could ask about Nigeria, this is the one you must ask me? Get off!

 

 

 

 

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Uganda woman stoops to conquer

Oct
29
John Otim

In this male dominated society, it is no big deal for a man to be married to two or more wives and have on the sideline strings of girlfriends and love affairs. In my days as a young man about town I once more or less did just that. And I wasn’t a male chauvinist. But a young woman by the name Ann Grace Aguti, in this corner of the world called The Republic of Uganda, is beginning to change all that.

 
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Amazing Story of an African Teacher

Oct
29
Joseph Apel

When I first met him in in 1954 in our primary six class at Boroboro Primary School (Northern Uganda) under the distinguished headship of Wilson Okaka, Ongom David, as he was popularly known throughout the school, was a gangly youth. He appeared the kind of boy, school bullies will underestimate and seek to dominate. But they would be wrong.

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Mom of Youtube's CEO on how to raise successful kids

Jun
27
Carter Coudriet

Most parents want to give their kids the best life possible. But take note: according to Esther Wojcicki, there’s a massive gulf between “best” and “easy.” “It’s important to resist the urge to give your child everything you didn’t have,” says the Wojcicki, speaking at 2019 Forbes Women’s Summit. “If you think about how to get creativity and innovation, it comes when you don’t have everything.”

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MURKY TERRAIN OF PARENTAL KID-CANING UGANDA STYLE

May
25
Ian Nkera Ford

Growing up in an African home for many of us meant being caned on an almost daily basis. Kiboko was a lifestyle. For those who may not know, kiboko is Swahili for canes and caning. Kiboko rained for breakfast. Kiboko rained for lunch. And it rained again for dinner. You were beaten for any little mischief. You were beaten for accidentally breaking a plate. You were beaten if they thought you laughed too loud.  You were ...

 

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Terror-murder-magic herald the arrival of General Idi Amin

Mar
19
Rev Wilson Atine & John Otim

Fully two years before General Idi Amin’s coup there were signs in the country that a coup or something like that could happen here. Growing tensions between the central government and the ancient kingdom of Buganda which formed a large chunk of the country, had recently come to push and shove and Buganda had lost what was obviously only the first round

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Farewell Africa

Aug
26
John Otim

There was something noblesse about the evening. The canopy was on fire. From the mountains beyond came whispers of winds laden with fragrance. It was getting late. Birds of the night were in the air. Dew was beginning to form. Tonight, was the night...

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white & black in africa: postcolonial director of the national theater

Mar
24
John Otim

 


In the days of empire most Whites were believers in the myth of White superiority. In many African countries bitterly fought wars of liberation preceded independence. In the Congo while invited guests were still in the banquet hall celebrating the new Africa a bloody war broke out for control of the fat of the land

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