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Ugandans flying Africa’s literary flag by Beatrice Lamwaka

Jackee Batanda

Jackee Budesta Batanda By Beatrice Lamwaka IN SUMMARY Made it. We bring you the Ugandans on the list of 39 most promising authors from sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora under the age of 40. Three Ugandan female writers were early this month named among Africa’s most promising authors in a list published by Africa 39 Project. Jackee Budesta Batanda, Glaydah Namukasa ... Read More »

‘Madness’ makes Batanda’s dreams come true by Racheal Ninsiima

Jackee Batanda

Success is measured differently by different people. For some, it is the contentment that comes with putting food on the table; for others, it is the sought-after job promotion, and yet others it is fame and wealth. But for the outspoken, bespectacled and fair-skinned Jackee Budesta Batanda, it is the ecstasy that comes with living one’s dream. Her success as ... Read More »

Real estate development is still the safest way to invest

Investing in real estate is still the surest way to make any meaningful returns.

 By Francois Griessel and Jackee Budesta Batanda World over, real estate remains the best investment vehicle, and the easiest and safest way for people to invest and make money. Over the last couple of years, there has been a real estate boom in Uganda. While some analysts have pointed to a potential bubble within the real estate industry, for the ... Read More »

A leak in high places puts Ugandans on edge

Brigadier Kainerugaba Muhoozi

KAMPALA, Uganda — Kampala is in an uproar. The Ugandan government has just shut down four private media outlets — a move that follows a crackdown on journalists from the Daily Monitor newspaper a few days earlier. The government’s anger was prompted by a story in the paper said to reveal details of a plan by senior officials to assassinate ... Read More »

Homeless: Sleeping outside, in silent protest

Nasfim Kapley, a migrant from Ethiopia, indicates the spaces he navigates in Pretoria.

First published in the M&G online on January 31, 2013: Following the police incidence in which, Mido Macia, a Mozambican taxi driver was dragged on the streets of Johannesburg and later died from his injuries, I repost an article I published early in the year based on interviews with homeless migrants in Pretoria and their interactions with the South African ... Read More »

Celebrating ordinary Ugandans doing extraordinary things

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Now that 2012 has come to a close, I can say that it has been an interesting year for Uganda, with the country experiencing some of the greatest highs and lows in its history.The country just buried a young woman member of parliament from the ruling party, Hon. Cerinah Nebandah from the Butaleja District in Eastern Uganda, who died under ... Read More »

What Uganda can do to end the crisis in Congo

L-R: President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Joseph Kabila of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a press meeting in the Ugandan capital Kampala to discuss a solution to the M23 rebel group and the escalating conflict in eastern DRC

Last week the UN finally released a controversial report that accuses Uganda and Rwanda of supporting rebels in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). When a leaked version of the report first appeared in October, Uganda’s Army spokesperson, Felix Kulayigye dismissed it: “It’s hogwash, it’s a mere rumor that’s being taken as a report,” he told Radio France Internationale. ... Read More »