Jan
04

Africa needs a drug renaissance inspired by its indigenous medicinal plants, scientists say.

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Whilst it didn't devastate Africa's health systems as some analysts in the west had anticipated it would, COVID-19 did offer and still offers a new window of opportunity for African scientists to develop and modernize novel COVID-19 therapeutic drugs from African medicinal plants. The World Health Organization recognizes traditional medicine, princ...
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Dec
28

Podcast: The jumbled world of Ugandan Politics

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Uganda's elections are on the horizon and there are indications that the country will likely be a tinderbox as the country goes to the polls early next year. Will the country be a political risk hotspot? At present, its short term political risk index from Marsh, the World's global leader in risk management does not make for goo...
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Nov
25

Health and forests suffer as East Africa continues to rely on biomass fuels

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Health and forests suffer as East Africa continues to rely on biomass fuels - Alliance for Science Enter some description here... https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/11/health-and-forests-suffer-as-east-africa-continues-to-rely-on-biomass-fuels/
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Nov
20

Podcast: Trump disapprovingly branded African nations as S-Hole nations. Look who is acting like despots from some of those nations now.

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So we now know for sure that an election loss is not after all a bitter pill to swallow for disgruntled African Politicians only. By refusing to concede defeat to Joe Biden in what US authorities are calling one of the most secure elections in US history, Trump has shown the world that he has something in common with some of the third world's paria...
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Nov
04

Podcast: It's the Climax: Trump or Biden, who will emerge victor of the 2020 US Presidential Election?

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In this Podcast, I cast an eye on the most important day in the American electoral process, which dawned yesterday. It coincided with the nomination of firebrand Ugandan Politician /Musician, Bobi Wine as a Presidential candidate.As the day progresses, many global citizens, myself included, will be watching keenly as one of the most ...
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Oct
27

The purpose of mudding swamps in the traditional circumcision ritual of Eastern Uganda

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Very early in the morning on the 10th of September, three elders from Bunanyuma village in Bushika sub-county in Bududa district in the East of Uganda silently stomped a sacred waterlogged ground, until it was reduced to mire.The mire, which was being readied for one of the most sacred Imbalu or traditional circumcision rituals, known in ...
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Oct
24

Podcast: Trump or Biden, who will win the 2020 US Presidential Election? Part one

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Cast your mind back to 2016, when almost every pollster predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the US Presidential election. It was, of course, an anticlimax for the Dems and glee for the Reps.  Fast forward to 2020 and here we are, Trump is again behind in the Polls, just days to the election.Will the pollsters...
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Oct
01

Ugandan police arrest activists demanding climate

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Ugandan police arrest activists demanding climate action - Alliance for Science Enter some description here... https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/09/ugandan-police-arrest-activists-demanding-climate-action/?fbclid=IwAR1XVGZm85jgglrOv3TrGelmhsJHGIlbYheASMeJTegF7SGfvg4bIvqMIaI
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Sep
03

Podcast: African security forces brutality during Covid-19 lock-downs-Part 2

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In part two of this Podcast, I disabuse some of the false impressions created by some western media outlets on the heavy-handedness of some African security forces during COVID-19 lockdowns. Some headlines in western media like the [France 24] April story headline entitled-" Curfew crackdowns in several African countries kill more people than ...
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Aug
29

The longer COVID-19 rears it's ugly head-The longer the Devil dances in the empty pockets of Ugandan musicians

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Looking into my crystal ball, I can ably predict that the longer COVID-19 keeps rearing its ugly head, the scarier it will likely get for Ugandan musicians, specializing in genres, where getting appreciated, however hardworking one is, is akin to casting pearls before swine. For the Ugandan music industry in general and am just an innocent crystal ...
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Aug
28

Podcast: African security forces brutality during Covid-19 lock-downs-Part 1

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In part one of this Podcast, I speak at length about the brutality of Ugandan and other African security forces during the COVID-19 lockdowns. I sounded out seasoned Ugandan lawyers on the issue and also spoke to Felix Okia, a social worker in Bukedea, Eastern Uganda, who was wrongly arrested for ostensibly moving past the 7 p.m curf...
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Aug
21

Sexualized music videos debauching Uganda's young

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At their own free will and on occasion as a requirement from the music video directors, their bodies are used as props to eroticize the music videos, your children regularly watch and imitate. With skintight crop tops, rompers, and other provocative lingerie, the young women, with the approbation of video scriptwriters, engage in objectifying ...
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Jul
17

Divorce for pastors, marriage for Catholic clergy - a new normal?

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Divorce For Pastors, Marriage For Catholic Clergy A New Normal? Biggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda https://www.newvision.co.ug/news/1511811/divorce-pastors-marriage-catholic-clergy-normal
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Jul
15

Death by COVID-19, a eulogy for journalism

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By David Lumu It had been coming for many years now. But the COVID-19 pandemic put a fine point on the impending Armageddon that hovers over the horizon of good old journalism as we have known it for ages. The pandemic struck the deathly blow to media house revenues that highlighted just how feeble our livelihoods are; it allowed the security force...
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Jul
12

Episode 2: Anti-racism/anti-police brutality songs.

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In episode two of this podcast, I present to you more flavours of some powerful anti-racism/anti-police brutality songs. The 2019 Ugandan anti-police brutality song "Afande" by the firebrand People Power President, Bobi Wine is included and also in one of the Africa anti-racism protests sound bytes I use, a Nigerian protestor tells a short sto...
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Jul
09

Music as a vehicle of protest against social injustice

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While not all music genres take the liberty to speak out often against social injustices, there are those to whom it has become an incumbent duty, too. From the years of old, Hip Hop, Reggae and R&B have been the exception to the rule; using their musical platforms to speak out regularly against societal injustices.And it is not only in the Uni...
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Jul
09

Cassava diseases threaten the success of proposed ethanol plant in Uganda

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 https://www.newvision.co.ug/news/1521143/cassava-diseases-threaten-success-proposed-ethanol-plant 
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Jun
19

Podcast: Anti-racism/Police brutality protest songs which have through the years resonated with downtrodden people in different parts of the world.

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In recent weeks, the world has been gripped by racially diverse, anti-racism protests, following the deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks in the U.S. In part one of this podcast, I cast light upon a select few, thought-provoking, and conceptual anti-racism/anti-police brutality and social injustice protest songs, from across the globe, w...
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Jun
18

African and other global music stars who have fallen to COVID-19

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They were big musical names whose timeless music brought joy to millions. Sadly, however as COVID-19 continued on its destructive path, it claimed their lives. Fans of African musical genres like Afro Rhumba, Afro-pop, Soukous, Somali, grieved when its foremost venerable musicians such as Manu Dibango [Legendary Cameroonian Saxophonist] Aurlus Mabe...
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Jun
05

Lumaflow

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A sampling of my hip-hop album. Take a listen there maybe something for you
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