A short History of Uganda’s ICT Revolution and the Law of Unintended Consequences

The history of ICTs in Uganda is a short but intense one. Uganda started embracing ICTs as part of its economic development strategy when the first mobile phone service came onto the Ugandan scene in December 1994. The telecom company Celtel, using the GSM 900 technology mainly targeted high end users like business people and… Continue reading A short History of Uganda’s ICT Revolution and the Law of Unintended Consequences

An ethnographic Study of a Makerere Guild Presidential Race

A Makerere University Guild Presidential Candidate is carried shoulder high by supporters during a rally on campus . Internet Photo In May 2011, I took the trouble to do an in-depth ethnographic study of a Makerere University Guild Presidential race, and wrote a 49-page report out of it! (Someone had told me then that my… Continue reading An ethnographic Study of a Makerere Guild Presidential Race

Peace or Justice? The false post-election choice Ugandans are being offered

The Uganda Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu announces the 2016 Presidential Results:  One of my favorite bible verses is Deuteronomy 30:19: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and… Continue reading Peace or Justice? The false post-election choice Ugandans are being offered