Africa’s National Anthems Betrayed

One of the enduring creations that were bequeathed to us by Africa’s independence leaders was a plethora of glorious national anthems. As each country lowered its colonial flag, the new flag soared towards the blue sky and the uniformed service band struck a new anthem that called upon the citizens to renew their patriotism and […]

The African woman and the cross of childbirth

During a visit to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital in 2010, I was very anxious to get to the maternity and newborn baby units, this being the place where I expected to feel professionally most at home. Things started off very well as my host, Dr. Michael Odongo Osinde, an obstetrician who doubled as the hospital’s […]

Adonia Ayebare

Adonia Ayebare, New York, New York, USA A husband, father, journalist, diplomat, peacemaker, down-to-earth intellectual and a friend– this is how I would describe Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Until recently, Adonia was a Senior Adviser on Peace and Security at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission […]