Articles Posted in the " Perspective " Category

  • From the ruins of war in northern Uganda, emerges literary gems

    There are things better expressed through poetry. The commonest being love. Stunned by the beauty of Lapobo, an awed AR Cliff Lubwa p’Chong marveled: ‘‘Lapobo, tall but not too tall…when I think of her, makes food drop off my hand.’’ Love triggers poetic expression. The opposite of love too triggers poetry. When the walls of […]




  • Sachet Waragi Poses Serious Health Risks In Uganda

    By Ochan Otim I was involved in a study that assessed the health risks associated with consumption of ‘sachet’ Waragi in Acoli, Uganda. The study found that alcohol in the market had agents that pose a serious health risk. My interest in assessing the health risk of consuming alcohol stems from my roots in Bolo […]


  • An essay on Mao and the art of skillful deployment of language

    On the Capital Gang, the public affairs talkshow on Capital FM this past Saturday, missiles jutted from the hip and mouth of Democratic Party president (DP), Norbert Mao.  Understandable considering that days before, Mao had been in the trenches with Butambala Member of Parliament Mwanga Kivumbu who he blitzkrieged as a ‘‘meal-card’’ politician. On the […]



  • Enough with Mwenda’s mercenary propaganda

    At his 2016 inaugural speech, Museveni assured the nation that he would terminate all opposition by 2021. Since then, Andrew Mwenda has gained reputation as the man on this mission by exploiting that window of opportunity to make fortune. By promising to eliminate opposition, many understood Museveni to have meant containing the influence of Rtd. Dr. Kiiza […]



  • Handle Kyagulanyi And His Generation Carefully

        The high handedness with which the state has handled Kyadondo East MP, Hon. Robert S. Kyagulanyi and Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake moved Uganda to a new level of tyranny. MP. Zaake is hooked up on life support, in a medical vegetative state (Editor: President Museveni in a statement on Sunday said Zaake […]


  • Who Loses When There Is Beef In The Music Industry

      By Emar Okanokodi In late 2016 a meeting was held in a boardroom of the office of the Gulu Residence District Commissioner (RDC) chaired by the RDC himself, Okot Santos Lapolo. In attendance were the District Police Commander, religious, cultural and political leaders and musicians. In mid-2016, a renowned comedian and singer in Acholi […]


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