On Covering The Elections: Luuka’s Lone Soldier

I had long been staring at Jackson, his forlorn face carving out to the three little boys who were sitted infront of him. Jackson was a short-stable man with a pumped out chest that was covered in a creased African Kitenge shirt, his brown trousers were old and weary but so were his shoes that … Continue reading On Covering The Elections: Luuka’s Lone Soldier

Telling The Story: Then The Rubble Cracked

By the dawn of 2013, I had done many stories that ‘took no prisoners’ about the army. The stories, in my honest opinion, were angled at understanding the Ugandan army more and also finding out which part of the army held the most power. I’d done a bit on how Ugandan ferried guns had ended … Continue reading Telling The Story: Then The Rubble Cracked

Telling The Story; Rebels Advance To The Army Barracks

I remember asking my colleague on our first ride into Bundibugyo, on a Saturday afternoon, whether we’d walk out alive. My fears were warranted, we’d just driven 140 kilometres (or so) into the Rwenzori region and every part of that stretch from Fortportal, through to Hima and down to Mubukku then back to Bundibugyo was … Continue reading Telling The Story; Rebels Advance To The Army Barracks

Telling The Story; Trouble In The Rwenzori Mountains

The Rwenzori Mountains were always the tricky side of Uganda’s patched up state. Seated on the fence with the mineral rich but conflict ridden Democratic Republic of Congo and valleyed with a large Lake Albert, they always served up many conflicts of administration. The Ugandan government’s stance to sustain the colonial administration of their cultural … Continue reading Telling The Story; Trouble In The Rwenzori Mountains

We Can Start Investing In Youth, Now

I was drafted last week to attend the International Youth Day celebrations in Katakwi. The day promised interesting conversations on the future of the youth and my hope was we’d get to meet many young people who were doing incredible things for a networking session. Katakwi, the host district of the event had grown in … Continue reading We Can Start Investing In Youth, Now

Wikileaks Emails: Uganda To Buy 3bn Surveillance Equipment

On the 22nd of April at exactly 6:52pm, an email filtered into the Hacking Team’s email network. The mail, addressed to a man identified as Max was coming from Adam Weinberg, a Vice President at the NICE systems company. The email, brazenly stated that NICE, a known surveillance software supplier had found a new opportunity … Continue reading Wikileaks Emails: Uganda To Buy 3bn Surveillance Equipment

The Efficient Hopeless

On Saturday, while attending the social media day, a renowned Marketer, Colin Asiimwe, raised a strong point in his 6 minute presentation, that I believe, many people who were in attendance paid little attention to. Colin, dressed in a red tie and tight hugging blue shirt said that our young innovators (and young people at … Continue reading The Efficient Hopeless