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				Old mans crisis of patriotism

Old man's crisis of patriotism

An old man's neighbour in Kigyezi The Old Man in Mparo, Kigyezi, Uganda struggles to get up from his bed. A constant backache has graduated to a serious pain only relieved by sleep. His Mukiga herbalist has tried his medicine for several months. Things are getting worse. He ...

  Forgive me my African sisters and women friends, but this year I am not burning with passion about the International Women’s Day. Oh, yes! It is a great moment for us to celebrate and reflect on the journey travelled thus far. We have come a long way from the time when ...

An afternoon at Budo in 1996

Wednesday, April 24, 1996 By Muniini K. Mulera Big School (April 1996) Today is Wednesday, April 24, 1996 and I am visiting King’s College Budo on this lovely sunny afternoon.   I am most pleased to meet Dennis Mutabazi, son of an old friend, Arthur Gakwandi. Mutabaazi, a ...

Muhabura- The Guide: a photo-essay

All photos in this essay shot with a cellphone.   She straddles the Uganda-Rwanda border with a silent majesty. Muhabura (The Guide), an extinct volcano (or so they say), whose date of last eruption is unknown, was completely covered with mist and clouds when we arrived ...

Sun kisses Lake Bunyonyi goodnight

Lake Bunyonyi, Kigezi. The Sun kisses her good night on the evening of January 9, 2017. What words can express the visual experience? How does one convey the sense of peace and calm? Lake Bunyonyi, this 25 km long lake, with a perimeter length of 64 km, is Africa’s second ...

Poor roads stunt Kigezi's development

I am in Kigezi, enjoying the warmth and hospitality of Banyakigezi, renewing old friendships, catching up on developments in the lives of relatives and taking in the breathtaking beauty of this blessed land. For the most part, nearly every experience fills me with joy. Not even ...

My first pair of shoes

My wife and I once shared an apartment with a Ugandan friend. Born and raised in Kampala, Nakalema (not her real name) was incredulous when, at a dinner conversation, I casually mentioned that I did not wear shoes in primary school. “Olimba! (You are lying),” she exclaimed. “They ...

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