Five African Airlines among the World’s Top 100 in Skytrax 2017 Survey

The results of the 2017 Skytrax survey of air travellers have ranked 5 African Airlines among the World’s Top 100. The top African airlines are: Ethiopian Airways – Ranked 48/100 South African Airways – Ranked 49/100 Air Mauritius – Ranked 77/100 Air Seychelles – Ranked 80/100 Kenya Airways – Ranked 91/100 The world’s top 10 airlines […]

Lift the age limit

Uganda’s educated youth are restless. They want to inherit power and responsibility now. Many see anyone above 60 years of age (some say 50 years) to be too old and too tired to be entrusted with what they consider to be “their” future. One understands their restlessness. In a society where being employed by the […]

Rukiga District needs a small and efficient government

There is divided opinion about the purpose and consequences of the unprecedented speed at which Uganda has been curved into smaller and smaller districts since independence. From 15 districts in 1962, Uganda now has 117, with 5 more to be born on July 1 this year. By July 1, 2019, Uganda will have 135 districts. […]

Reconditioned politicians and democratic feudalism

They are back! Yes, Hillary and Joe, as in Clinton and Biden, some of the permanent fixtures in American presidential politics, are back on the campaign trail. Early days, of course, but Hillary – First Lady of the USA, former Senator from New York and presidential candidate in 2008 and 2016 – has launched a […]

Twenty years of writing and murdering the English language

It was Charles Onyango-Obbo who invited me to write a weekly column in The Monitor, a Ugandan daily newspaper. He had been a regular reader of my letter to Tingasiga, published in The Ugandan Newsletter, a quarterly pamphlet that had been founded in Toronto in 1988 by, among others, Mr. James Mukooza Sejjengo, Dr. Ssegane […]

Post-election ICOB-Uganda crisis resolved

The Uganda Chapter of the International Community of Banyakigyezi (ICOB-UC) was recently in the news, and not for a good reason. ICOB-UC has been embroiled in a crisis that was triggered by a group that challenged the legitimacy of the chapter’s new leaders that were elected on December 30, 2016. The crisis led to a […]

Our freedom is in prison with Stella Nyanzi

Two Ugandan women, both of them Christians, are at war with each other. Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a university researcher specializing in queer theory, uses sexually explicit vulgarity to fight Mrs. Janet Museveni, wife of the Ugandan president, who is also minister of education in her husband’s government. Stella’s language is deeply offensive to Janet, to […]

Farewell Seforooza muhara wa Ruraara rwa Mikaro-Rugwisa

Her name was Seforooza muhara wa Ruraara rwa Mikaro-Rugwisa rwa Bugashu bwa Rushwiga rwa Nyamiyonga ya Rwego rwa Birondoorwa bya Kazooba ka Nzira ya Kasigyi ka Kahanya ka Kataashe ka Minyaruko ya Nyamicence. Her clan was Omusigi w’Omuzooba. Born 92+ years ago at Rutooma in the Greater Mparo Area (GMA) in Kigezi, Uganda, she was […]

Neil Bonnell: a passion for teaching, a passion for life.

One of the reasons I enjoyed my high school years at King’s College, Budo, Uganda was the very high quality of teaching, supervision and nurturing we received from our teachers. One of the teachers that I held in very high esteem was Mr Neil Bonnell, a tall Australian gentleman who taught us English, cricket and […]