ICOB@13: Teen Challenge

Speech at the Annual Convention of Banyakigezi London, UK Saturday July 23, 2016 It is always a great pleasure to stand before a gathering of the International Community of Banyakigezi and friends of Kigezi. My special joy comes from the realization that what we started in Toronto 13 years ago has survived, and has brought […]

London Convention to usher ICOB into teenage

I have been in London since Saturday, enjoying the cool but comfortable summer while looking forward to the fourteenth annual convention of the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB). The London Team has done an outstanding job of preparing to receive delegates to the convention that takes place at Kingston University, London this coming weekend. Well […]

Time to get tough on all Ugandan road users

The escalating carnage on Uganda’s highways has left many people declaring that the roads “are finishing us!” The Kampala-Gulu Highway’s premiere position as the most dangerous appears to have been assumed by the Kampala-Kabale route. In fact the apparent rise in fatalities may be a function of “being in the news” rather than a significant […]

Lessons for ICOB from Canada and the World Jewish Congress

In the 35 years that I have lived in Canada, I have been most impressed by the citizens’ ability to transcend political differences to achieve shared goals and collective interests. If we need a new hospital in our community, for example, we mobilize funds from the community and seek government inputs without worrying what party […]

Canada@149

Canada officially came into being on July 1, 1867. This is Confederation Day that we celebrated today, with the quiet joy of citizens of a country whose foundation is solidly in the front bench of the freest nations in the world. Canada is not perfect. Far from it! We have many who still live in […]