Banyakigyezi Convention in Canada to promote tourism in our homeland

The impact of Kigyezi’s beauty on the spirits of a first-time visitor is always a joy to watch. Last December, our friend Akello Miriam Atoro travelled from Gulu to Kabale to visit us. It was her first encounter with the Kigyezi experience. Her exhaustion, after an overnight journey by bus, vanished the moment we headed […]

Paulo Ngorogoza of Kigezi: the tragedy of neglect

My sadness at the state of the neglected palace of Ankole’s last king and the house of its first prime minister pales compared to the grief I feel each time I visit the once beautiful houses of Kigezi’s greatest leader. Those houses, one in Bukinda and the other in Kabale, Kigezi, were built by Paulo […]

What was Uganda’s Kale Kayihura thinking?

  I am completely indifferent to Kale Kayihura’s dismissal from the office of Inspector General of Police. If anything, I am deeply grateful to President Yoweri Museveni for saving my dear brother Kayihura from himself. Well, at least until he appoints him to some other position of violent power. No, I do not excuse the […]

ICOB-Uganda Chapter Convention in Kisoro will be a perfect ending to the year

ICOB Uganda Chapter Convention 2017 Kisoro, Bufumbira Starts: December 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Ends: December 29, 2017 @ 12:00 midnight Place: Kisoro Town, Kisoro District, Uganda I am very excited about this year’s Convention of ICOB-Uganda Chapter which will take place in Kisoro on December 27-29, 2017.  Dr. Francis Mwesigye Runumi, the chairman of […]

Kisiizi Hospital tragedy a wake-up call for all of us

  In recent days, the springs of the great deep have burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens have been opened all over Uganda. Landslides and floods have exacted painful disruption on hundreds of thousands, displaced by torrents of muddy water that have turned their homesteads and farms into lakes and deathtraps. Acholi, Bugisu, […]

State of ICOB in 2017:Confident, Focused, Revitalized

My fellow Banyakigezi, It is an honour to report to you that as we celebrate the fourteenth anniversary of the birth of the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB), our organization is more determined than ever to accomplish our core objectives. These objectives, established at our founding convention in Toronto in July 2003, are to: Protect […]

No contradiction in being political but non-partisan

Can a group or organization be politically active but non-partisan? Is it possible for people who support different political parties to engage in healthy, nonpartisan political discussions? Is it possible to ban partisan content from social media discussion groups while promoting robust political dialogue? The answer to each of these questions is unequivocally yes. Yet […]