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Sharing Domestic and Care Work to Harmonize Men and Women’s Efforts in a Fast Changing World.

We look at men carrying babies and washing bottles with admiration and gratitude while women doing these same things are barely noticed, because this is their role. When men cook in their homes, it is cause for celebration and an... Continue Reading →


The End of an Era: Agents Speak Out on Regressive Mobile Money Tax and Call Telecom Companies Out on their Silence.

“I don’t think the government knows exactly how mobile money operates. They are talking about how mobile money has not been paying taxes but we have been paying taxes since it was started in 2009. You have to register a... Continue Reading →

Aid Data: Tracking Foreign Aid For Efficient Service Delivery and Accountability

Uganda has a paradoxical relationship with foreign aid. Whereas many are of the view that it is a barrier to recipient country’s development and sustainable growth, there is evidence that it has helped countries to develop and set them on... Continue Reading →

Down By That Little Treasure In Kabale

At this point, writing about Lake Bunyonyi feels about as redundant as telling your friend who just got bit by a stray dog to run and get a tetanus shot! Lake Bunyonyi is beautiful, everyone knows it, everyone has written... Continue Reading →

I Do Not Need a Job, God Provides for My Every Need

It was one of those rainy mid-week mornings when I saw him at the entrance of the New taxi park, Abdu Rukamuhena,  inaudibly screaming, using up what was left of his voice to remind us all of the Second Coming... Continue Reading →

The Mechanics of Street Preaching: Called to serve

I have always held a special curiosity about open air preachers. What is the catch? Is it evangelism all the way or is there monetary attachment? The scorching sun and the unforgiving drizzles, the looks of reproach from uninterested people... Continue Reading →

The Extreme Sport That Is Driving In Kampala

Three. That is the number of dog carcasses I have seen the last week. Lying spread-eagled  in the middle of the road, right at that central line. Blood and hair and guts. I never see any bones, just red and... Continue Reading →

First published by Processing my passport has been on every “To-Do” list I have made for the last 7 months. I kept putting it off, largely because it wasn’t urgent and from what I’d heard, the process was quite... Continue Reading →

The Face of Uganda’s Struggle against Cancer.

Over the past five years, many fundraisers in the form of car washes, marathons, movies have been held in support of cancer patients and generally in the fight against cancer. Over time, we have seen the #SaveCarol campaign in April... Continue Reading →

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