Ugandan media serves Easter Eggs on Christmas

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. Edward R. Murrow Charred bodies, some unidentifiable, of 29 people, including children – and still counting – made it to the cold room [mortuary] in Mulago. This, after a horrific accident last

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Traders strike is not about PVoC

It is only on a few occasions that business/economic stories make it to the front pages of Uganda’s national newspapers, unless it is scandal, the budget, electricity tariffs, oil and a strike by traders, et al. It is exciting – for me – when I get to see the largely ignored business stories making it to the

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Make-over in the making

Top notch CEO’s and brand strategists sit in the boardrooms of their companies thinking of new products that will most likely or not at the creat a shift in the market. In similar but not the same move, THE ANAGRAM with its one man board has made a strategic decision to move to a new

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Listen; the trees and water are talking.

The water slaps the edges of a dry concrete wall creating a mark that slowly fades away after a few minutes. Every minute there is light water wave slapping the same wall. Inside the wall, men in orange overcoats and plastic like looking covers on their heads. Armed with wheelbarrows, iron bars, metals and steel

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The young (backspace) scribe

 Its a rainy morning. The muddy road from the house is like a potato ground yet one must find his way to the office. No matter the weather, situation and trouble, one must be available for work. After a horrific and dangerous motorcycle ride, one arrives at the office, opens the morning papers, reads emails,

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Hashtag Kirya live

He started waving to his fans and the screaming ladies did want the show to end. He offered his hand and there was a gold rush for it. They wanted to touch it, feel it and confirm whether he was human real.   ‘Maurice, ‘we love you’ some were screaming. ‘take me home’ others would say and

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Uganda Telecom (UTL) Commits to pay Airtel – Press release from Airtel

Press Release 19th, August 2011– Airtel Uganda has announced new developments followingits decision to discontinue interconnection with Uganda Telecom (UTL).After meetings convened by the Minister of Information, Communication andTechnology and Uganda Communication Commission to facilitate a settlementof the dispute, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the twoparties. Mr. V.G. Somasekhar, airtel Managing Director

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Dear Grandpa

As we sprinkled damp soil in the deep hole, tears dripped gently and had to glide down my cheeks. I watch the grave diggers gently pile soil on your coffin. The thoughts, the memories of a fallen hero, a friend, a teacher, a role model and grandfather continuously keep showing up. “You are still alive,”

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The Kampala pedestrian

A pedestrian can be defined as a person who walks on the roads of Uganda in general and Kampala in particular. Wikipedia and the Oxford dictionary have their own definition of a pedestrian but mine is clearly not far off. In Kampala people walk to work (Which until recently was legal – sort of).There are

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