Category Culture and development

“Backwardness” = Cultural Imperialism

As it is defined in the Cambridge Dictionary, “backwardness” means: “the state of not being developed, modern or advanced.” The concept of “backwardness” is popularly used to denigrate, among others, the cultures of African peoples from whence am descended. Yes, as seemingly Kaluya does so well, and, in my view as does Kalyegira.

Karamoja’s Beautiful food culture

The NRMO Administration, instead, plans to import semen of the Belgian Blue animals, for the purpose of breading them for beef for export. How is this more efficient than providing the relevant extension services for the Karimojong Zebu animals so that Uganda can produce, consume and export tons of akuring and emuna?

Food Trade, Population & Food Insecurity

It is not only France’s Emmanuel Macron who blames African women  for ‘underdevelopment’ it seems. The same racist and sexist views it would appear dog Uganda’s policies. Take for example the view of the National Resistance Movement Organisation (NRMO) Administration that an increase in the number of people who are food insecure in Uganda is […]

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.

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…”

ITESO ARE YOU KIDDING?

“1 MILLION YOUTH PROJECT TO BUILD THE TESO KINGDOM PALACE BEGINS IN SOROTI 2017. The Prime Minister of Iteso Cultural Union Paul Sande Emolot has given ago ahead to the youth leaders of Teso to mobilise 1 billion shillings to construct the palace for the Teso Kingdom. This project which has dragged feet for the […]

Re-Thinking Our Names

If the president comes to visit here (a village in Serere District in Teso) even today, you will see how someone will lift up a child and say this is Museveni, instead of naming the child the father’s name. Ebe Museveni. Museveni is just a visitor who has come to visit you and then you […]