Category Socialisation

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…”

Right to Freedom and Right to Abuse

Nearly one year ago, I wrote a post on Linkedin titled: “Uganda is Notorious Once More”, in which I shared my discomfort as follows: What with DR STELLA NYANZI catapulting Uganda back to our status of that notorious country. Good God! I dread the next time I participate in international fora, and it is going […]

Cry Uganda’s Children!

I was lucky to be borne while five of my paternal grandmothers (RIP) were still alive. They told us stories of how they had a collective responsibility for raising all their children. My father was breastfed by multiple mothers, the story goes. If one of my grandmothers for some reason was not able at a […]

Bride Price: African Elites a Big Letdown

Some time back, Ugandans were jolted into our realities by the story of Alupot, the woman who was forced by her husband to breast feed dogs. This story rocked the core of humanity. Whilst many expressed their total disbelief that this could happen in Uganda, arguably, in reality, Alupot is not one of a kind […]

Culture and economics determine the food that we eat

1 kg of matooke in Canada costs CDN$10.00, the equivalent of about Ush 23,870; while it costs on average Ush 3,570, the equivalent of CDN$1.50, in Uganda.

The ghost of Malthus haunts policy makers, the reason for continued food insecurity

“When a country is full of food and exporting it, there can be no famine. Me father was starved dead.” Irish American Marlone in Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman

Detroit immigrant fights to be classified as black

And yet many in black Africa are spending millions to bleach their skins so they can look as white as white. The producers of bleaching creams are making a killing!