Time and Names of the Months in Rukiga & Runyankore

How time was measured in the pre-colonial area that became Kigyezi (Kigezi) is hard to determine. The elders I spoke with were not aware of the traditional equivalent of seconds, minutes, hours or dates. It is almost certain that such concepts were not part of our ancestors’ civilization, for time did not dictate human activities […]

Clans & Totems of the Banyakigezi

Enganda Z’Abanyakigyezi Please click Enganda Zabanyakigyezi – Clans & Totems of Banyakigyezi 2019 to refresh your memory re: your clan, your clan totem and your clan’s friend. Banyakigyezi  youth who were born abroad may find this very helpful as they get into the years of dating and marriage. It is not just taboo to marry a person […]

Uganda’s post-election question: “What Next?”

In a unanimous ruling read by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Uganda’s Supreme Court has upheld the declaration by the Electoral Commission that President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected on February 18, 2016. All nine justices of the Supreme Court dismissed a petition by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi which had sought annulment of the results on […]

Tanzania loses funding over the Zanzibar election

March 30, 2016: Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala of Reuters in Dar es Salaam has reported that the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US aid agency has suspended approximately $472.8 million of funding for Tanzania because of the disputed March 20, 2016 elections in Zanzibar, in which the ruling party candidate was declared winner. The Civic United Front, […]

Video Games Damage Children’s Brains

Parents, you need not feel guilty when you restrict your children’s access to video games and the Internet. Scientific evidence continues to mount regarding the damage the electronic age is doing to children’s brains. Scientists in Japan conducted an IQ study on 240 children aged 6-18 years, with a mean age of 12 years.   They […]

Herbert Byaruhanga

Herbert Byaruhanga is the Managing Director of Bird Uganda Safaris Ltd. and one of Uganda’s most distinguished tour guides. His company offers a variety of birding and wildlife tours of the most naturally resplendent regions of Uganda and Rwanda. I have followed Herbert’s work with great interest. His photographs of birds are always a delightful […]

Another benefit of Antenatal Ultrasound reported from Mawokota, Buganda

Worth noting from the Medical Literature Kawooya MG and colleagues recently published results a study in Ultrasound quarterly  that shows another benefit of antenatal ultrasound (US) availability.  They trained midwives at 5 centers in Mawokota North constituency to perform limited obstetric ultrasound scanning at each antenatal visit. The midwives were given solar-powered portable ultrasound machines. […]

Tony Ekodeu

Tony Ekodeu is a Senior Managing Consultant and IT Architect with IBM Canada. He was born at Mulago Hospital, in Kampala, Uganda to the late Peter Ekodeu, of Serere, Soroti and Edith Ekodeu of Kabarole, Fort-Portal. Mr. Peter Ekodeu was a civil servant who, at his early retirement, was Managing Director of the Voice of […]

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is the Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  He was born and raised in Kigezi, Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. At a very young age he demonstrated an unquenchable desire to learn, which led him to study at Makerere University in Kampala. During this time he co-founded the […]

Jackie Asiimwe

Jackie Asiimwe, a lawyer, is the Uganda Country Manager of Wellspring Advisors, a US based philanthropic advisory firm. A Mukiga of the Baheesi ba Kinyagiro of Kabale, Kigezi, Jackie is the first born of Rev. and Mrs. Benoni Mugarura Mutana. Jackie studied at Gayaza High School, the oldest girl’s secondary school in Uganda. She went […]