My last two meetings with Arinaitwe Rugyendo – one of the founders of the Red Pepper Publications involved urging him (for a journalistic fellowship that he eventually was too busy to apply for) to offer a defense of the tabloid as a form of contemporary Ugandan journalism. Indeed, defend the quintessential test of the proverbial “freedom of speech” promise that we mostly take for granted. I learned some things about Arinaitwe, who is part of a lesser known society of Catholic press men and women.
Southern Sudanese refugees in the districts of Moyo and Adjumani now outnumber locals in those areas according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). In a monthly internal report ( for November) by the agency seen by this blogger, at the end of October 2017 there were one million, four hundred thousand, two hundred and eighteen refugees (1, 400, 218) registered over all in the country. The bulk of these, slightly over a million are from South Sudan.
History like Mozart is full of undulating repetitions. Reading up for a talk later this month, a friend lent me his copy of “The Report into the Commission of Inquiry into the Violation of Human Rights” that was prepared under Justice A.H.O Oder. The commission was established after 1986 to try and figure out why politics had brought so much suffering and instability to Uganda.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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