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African festivities are about eating chicken, but revellers object to “Rastafarian” birds

COMMENT | Alfred Geresom Musamali | African native festivities are to a great extent about eating chicken. The stature and trait of feathers on an indigenous chicken may, however, determine the Ugandan consumers’ preference for its meat during this festive season. Some revellers in Uganda are craving for or even willing …

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Makerere University Convocation at crossroads

Makerere University Convocation is holding elections on 30th December but the ignorance, apathy, bureaucracy and even suspected forgery surrounding them could mar the exercise, WRITES Alfred Geresom Musamali SPECIAL FEATURE | Makerere University Convocation is the statutory body that brings together its staff, alumni and other stakeholders. Elections for the Convocation’s …

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We celebrate hard work at nursery school yet at university adults forge marks to graduate

COMMENT | Alfred Geresom Musamali |  I last week prayed, ate, drank and danced at the graduation party of Royal Palm Nursery and Primary School, Namyoya, Goma Division in Uganda’s Mukono Municipality. But at about that same time, some students of Kyambogo University (KYU) were, by vice-chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka’s own …

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Masette Kuuya was Obote’s ‘Bituli Mia’, wanted Mandela Stadium in Nabumali

OBITUARY | Alfred Geresom Musamali | Hon Patrick Masette Kuuya, son of Abner Walyawula of Sibanga in the current Manafwa district, was the “Bituli Mia” of Dr Apollo Milton Obote’s Second Government (1980 to 1985). “Bituli” in some Ugandan languages means gaps, holes, shapes or openings while “mia” is Kiswahili for a …

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Ugandans survived the COVID-19 lockdown but might not live through the current financial one

COMMENT | Alfred Geresom Musamali | It was tough going through the two years of lockdown resulting from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Uganda. But some households that survived the lockdown may not live through the prevailing financial one in the country. During some of that time, movement …

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I urgently need to inherit Dr Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere’s Big, Black Book

OBITUARY | Alfred Geresom Musamali | Now that former Democratic Party (DP) President-General Dr Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere (aged 90 years) is dead, I urgently need to inherit one of his intellectual property items – to wit, the Big, Black Book in which during the 1980s he conceptualised recording the names of …

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