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Opinion: Lockdown - A challenge of our time.

posted onJuly 9, 2021

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

When it first emerged out of the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019, not many in Uganda ever imagined it would rapidly become a global health nuisance - a pandemic. 

In Uganda, it appeared a week after president Museveni first placed us in lockdown. For many in Uganda, this was the first time they had ever heard of “lockdown”. It was the first time, save for those fortunate to be married, many had ever experienced “curfew”!! 

A Banker, A Lawyer and An Indian: A Tale of Corruption in our Banks

posted onAugust 28, 2020

By Frank R Kasoroza

A story is told of an elderly woman in 1935 New York whose son in law abandoned her daughter and their two children. The toll of the great depression apparently more than he could bear.

This elderly lady, herself reeling from the economic hardship of the day, but spurred on by that most beautiful of human traits - goodness, took them in. Today, because of Covid19, the world once again finds itself having to deal with an unprecedented economic shock whose net result is, unfortunately, the deepest global recession since 1933.

Ending HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Leaving No One Behind

posted onAugust 20, 2020

By Andrew Besi

Patient Zero in the United States did not go peacefully. His fragile 16-year-old body riddled, among others, with rare cancerous lesions known as Kaposi’s sarcoma - a skin disease found in elderly men descended from the Mediterranean.

But Robert Rayford - for long referred to as Robert R - was not the first human to suffer from this unknown but very infectious and fatal viral infection.