Author Archives: Norah Owaraga

Homs

Originally posted on Joshmali's World:
A mother clutches her child, bloodied, and frozen Another lies beside her, numb and lifeless Around them, rubble from wracked shelter Blown to bits by bunker busting bombs Unleashed by bloodthirsty purveyors of horror Their sustenance is, perchance Nourished by the ghastly sight Of maimed limbs, skulls, and blood…

Certificates of Customary Ownership Risky Business

Deducing from Uganda’s National Development Plans, the National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration holds the conventional economics view that land ownership in the ‘traditional Africa sense’ is inefficient and an impediment to development. The NRMO Administration seemingly implies that the ‘traditional African sense’ of land ownership impedes its plans to transform Uganda from a ‘peasant-based […]

English A Weapon of Mass Destruction

“I am now speaking English. I refer to the British language as a captured weapon we are now employing.” His Excellency President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni speaking at the function at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Kampala for the 2017 Official Birthday celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and also the 65th anniversary of her reign.

#SOTNUG17 Letter to President Museveni

Dear President Museveni, I was not at Serena as you performed a duty that you are now so familiar with – delivering the State of the Nation Address. I am certain, however, that it is unlikely that you said something as profoundly new as the things that you said way back in your state of […]

The Fallacy of Facts

“Late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in North Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the […]

Digital Devices NOT Flesh & Blood

Achebe: “Man is a story-making animal. He rarely passes up an opportunity to accompany his works and his experiences with matching stories. The heavy task of dispossessing others calls for such a story…”

SIM Blocks = No Middle Income Country

Digital technology (machines and soft ware) have intrinsic power, but to some extent only. To the extent that the technical knowledge, the theoretical knowledge or what Aristotle defined as “certain knowledge”, specifically the design of the gadgets (hardware) and the software (operating systems) have an in-built potential power to transform society. These days, for example, […]