Sacrifices!

By Diana Awino When my father was working, he was one of the best fathers in the world. He spent lavishly on his family; wherever your brain took you, Daddy gladly paid the tuition fees. I boast about attending some of the most prestigious schools in Uganda. Daddy never bought anything in bits – it […]

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Who Am I?

By Natasha Museveni Karugire My name is, or (as we say in Uganda) my names are (because there are many) Natasha Lynette Nyinancwende Kainembabazi Museveni Karugire. “Natasha” because my mother had read War and Peace, the literary classic by Russian author Leo Tolstoy, while she was pregnant with me. Natasha was one of the main characters. And also because I […]

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Death, Partition And The Scramble For Benefits

By Diana Awino Peter was a uniformed army officer with ranks. Peter died leaving behind a widow, two daughters and two sons in addition to his mother, father, two step-mothers and a score of siblings. Shortly after, Peter’s widow and last daughter followed him to the grave. In Africa it is common to die without […]

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A Shoulder To Lean On

By Denise Tuyisenge So the past few days have been hard, I’ve sort of reached a mental breaking point. I felt like I needed to distance myself from everyone and sensed phoniness in people that “pretended” to “love” me.  I’ll explain the air quotes shortly. Have you ever reached a point where all the positivity […]

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Be My Family: The Case For Adoption In Sudan

By Reem Gaafar The importance of family cannot be overrated in any way, any context, any country or under any pretense. It’s one of those things that are taken for granted by many. A while ago, a picture on Humans of New York featured a man who spoke about his and his wife’s discussion about […]

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Obstetric Fistula: Plight of African Women

By Vivienne Amijee  Obstetric Fistula is a medical condition which occurs when a hole develops between the rectum and vagina or bladder and vagina. Signs and symptoms Flatulence, urinary or fecal incontinence. Foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Repeated vaginal or urinary tract infections. Irritation or pain in the vagina. Pain during sexual activity. Women who go through […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Judith Heard

  • by Teakisi
  • Jan 30, 2012
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Google the name Judith Heard and what comes up is a series of headlines from different tabloids in Uganda. Judith Heard the party animal, Judith Heard and her feuds with other celebrities, Judith Heard and her cars, Judith Heard, Judith Heard, Judith Heard. Should we believe everything that we read? Due to the celebrity culture […]

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