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​ No American Briton or Ugandan is indispensable

​ No American, Briton or Ugandan is indispensable

British politics is in crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned in disgrace on July 7. His successor, Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss, who took office on September 6, resigned in disgrace on October 20. The fall of the two prime ministers dented Britain’s reputation for ...
Music for Intore and other African dances Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ A Night in Tunisia

Music for Intore and other African dances: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ A Night in Tunisia

Jazz music, rooted in the African slave experience and its aftermath in America, is music that has maintained the link with the African American’s ancestral homeland. No instrument exemplifies this better than drums and, to my ears, Art Blakey was one of the greatest purveyors ...
Hopeful signs of democratization in Africa

Hopeful signs of democratization in Africa

Advocates of democracy in Africa have reason to smile.  Once again, Senegal had genuine political competition early this month that left President Macky Sall without a parliamentary majority. Neither Sall’s governing coalition nor the opposition was able to win an ...
Bobby Hutcherson kicks up musically beautiful dust

Bobby Hutcherson kicks up musically beautiful dust

Title: The Kicker  Label: Blue Note 21437, Tone Poet Series Recorded: December 29, 1963, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA First released on CD in 1999 First released on vinyl LP in 2020   Musicians: Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), ...
Corruption behind the Makerere student strike - By Janet K. Museveni Ugandan Minister of Education

Corruption behind the Makerere student strike - By Janet K. Museveni, Ugandan Minister of Education

(Photo of Mrs Janet Museveni by State House, Uganda)   To the Ugandan Children who Call me Maama by Choice,   Today, I would like to discuss the topic of corruption with you. The Oxford English Dictionary defines corruption as the dishonest or illegal behavior especially ...
Shortcut journalism and Akorimo Kanuti’s fiction about Uganda’s Independence

Shortcut journalism and Akorimo Kanuti’s fiction about Uganda’s Independence

The New Vision, a Kampala English daily newspaper, carried a story on October 8, recycling claims by Maj. Akorimo Kanuti, a retired Uganda Army officer, about his roles at Independence 57 years ago.   These claims have been recycled over the years by New Vision, Daily Monitor ...

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