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Only the disoriented find fault with eating Cassava

posted onMay 2, 2022

By Andrew Besi
This Eid afternoon finds me listening to Chopin’s beautiful Spring Waltz. It also finds me reading a most interesting series of tweets about H.E. president Museveni’s address to the nation at yesterday’s May Day celebrations at Kampala’s ceremonial grounds in the upscale Kololo suburb.

Only in April!

posted onApril 26, 2022

By Andrew Besi 
“Man is a political animal by nature, he is a scientist by chance or choice, he is a moralist because he is a man. The history of political thought is the history of the moral evaluation of political power.” –  Hans Joachim Morgenthau 

April has a habit of making itself an important month in the politics of our pearl as well as our continent. It was in 1979 that April saw the back of Idi Amin as he fled to Libya and then onwards to the embrace of the then Patriarch of the House of Saud in Jeddah. 

UPDF - Safeguarding our Democracy

posted onFebruary 5, 2022

By Winnie Nankanja

Thomas Hobbes believed that Freedom is good, but Security is better.  He made his point by imagining what it would be like to live without government, laws, or society. National security is the ability of a country’s government to protect its citizens, economy, and other institutions. 

In today’s world, national security also encompasses nonmilitary targets such as Cyber security and environmental security.

Opinion: Uganda to Harness Gains from the Diaspora, a Force for Economic Growth and Development

posted onJanuary 21, 2022
by Max Pat

By Isaac Kigozi

World over, the Diaspora has been a force that has driven growth and economic development of countries like Ethiopia, Nigeria, Israel and this is reason enough for all governments to develop policies that promote their interests.

The diasporas are best known for contributing to countries’ Growth Domestic Product (GDP) through remittances but their roles are not only limited to this function. 

Here is why Kakwenza is wrong about Museveni, Muhoozi and Uganda

posted onJanuary 16, 2022

By Besi Andrew

"Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.” — Aeschylus

The people of Kigyezi - Bahororo, Banyankore, Bakiga and Bafumbira are a good lot. Charming even! They are people who carefully, in a practice dating to the days of the Bachwezi, select names for their newborn.

Each name is a prayer of blessing. Each name is a reaffirmation of one’s heritage. The name Kakwenza, is one such name. It’s meaning – good wishes to you from all men.