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