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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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Why India Rapes

Feb
01
Anonymous

Sadly, it's for the same reasons that India bribes, honks unnecessarily, drives drunk and over speeds, why it pushes and pulls and can't form a line, why it spits and urinates where it wants and why it insists on scratching its balls before dishing out food with the same hands.

 

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London Notes: Rape is Everywhere

Feb
01
Ramnik Shah

While reverberations of the rape atrocity that occurred in the center of New Delhi last December continue to be felt across the world, it is worth noting that shorn of all emotion what happened was that a young woman was brutally gang-raped and severely injured, as was also her boyfriend who was with her at the time. She died a painful death a few days later.

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Prince Edward the Duke of Kent Speaks at Uganda Independence 1962

Sep
25
Prince Edward

It was with the greatest pleasure and pride that I received the command of The Queen to be Her Majesty’s special representative at the Independence Celebrations of Uganda and my wife and I deeply appreciate the welcome which Uganda has given us since our arrival here on Sunday.

 

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Saga of a Nearly Dead Town

Aug
15
John Otim and James Nyankori

For years Northern Uganda towns and villages were little more than dead places. A way of life forged over centuries was slowly grinding to a halt. The railway line and lifeline that linked the vast and fertile mineral rich region to the capital city of Kampala to the south where life was normal and business booming was dead. Road links within and to the outside world were impassible

 

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