Blog entries from: Rosebell's Blog

"You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."-Cesar Chavez

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February 20 2014

From Rosebell's Blog Thu Feb 20 2014, 06:29:32

Over the last two days I have been startled by Uganda sanitation statistics and how the country loses a lot of money and time to treatment of diseases, which are preventable. One person suggested that may be it is a matter of people in finance not being able to make the link that prevention costs [...]

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February 19 2014

From Rosebell's Blog Wed Feb 19 2014, 04:25:41

A while back, a friend returned from a funeral of one the big men from his village. The man had served as a minister in one of past regimes and had generally lived a good life. My friend's story from the big man's funeral wasn't about the pomp, which many often try to put up [...]

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December 21 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Sat Dec 21 2013, 05:52:58

It started on Sunday, December 15. I woke up on Monday to the news of a 'failed coup' in South Sudan that now many believe never was. Next day, President Salva Kiir wore his military fatigue as if to reinforce that idea that this will be solved militarily- in a country where he has yet [...]

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October 28 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Mon Oct 28 2013, 06:30:10

For two weeks in October, I worked with a research team from Isis-WICCE to document Congolese women refugees experiences of war. The research is supposed to inform various political efforts to end the conflicts in Eastern DRC. We travelled to Bubukwanga, a refugee transit camp in Bundibugyo district at the border with DRC. At the [...]

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October 16 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Wed Oct 16 2013, 08:58:26

This blog post is part of the Blog Action Day and this year's theme is human rights.   At the end of September, a Youth Minister in Uganda Kibuule went on record to say a woman who is indecently dressed and is raped should face charges and the perpetrator should be set free. Journalists recorded [...]

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October 3 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Thu Oct 3 2013, 15:11:22

Last week, shortly after the International Peace Day I went to Moroto with Karamoja Cluster Project, My graduate school University for Peace is starting. At an intra-community dialogue, held under a tree, between Tepeth elders on resolving the cross-border conflict between the Tepeth in Uganda (in alliance with the Pokot) and the Turkana in Kenya, [...]

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October 2 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Wed Oct 2 2013, 06:06:31

Originally posted on Gregg Mwendwa:

I refuse to suck up to this fake sense of Kenyan patriotism. I grew up reading books on Kenyan history and singing to the tunes of patriotic songs that were constantly propagated by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. I went to school in a single party state when there was no...

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September 3 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Tue Sep 3 2013, 07:36:43

I woke to this headline and I am yet to understand why Uganda Police heads thought Ugandans will buy into this Bull****. You neglect the country for months to surround Besigye and opposition and make sure they don't set foot where the powers that be don't want the, crime increases and now you come to [...]

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August 30 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Fri Aug 30 2013, 06:51:49

For some time, secrecy had surrounded a racist deal made by an openly racist Israeli government towards African immigrants and some leaders of African countries. When I first saw this report I thought, what an all-new low we are hitting in assisting trade in humans and promoting racism! I hoped that my president still had [...]

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August 28 2013

From Rosebell's Blog Wed Aug 28 2013, 10:28:46

In Uganda and many postcolonial African countries, women's political leadership has come a long way. At Independence while the continent celebrated the great milestones from Ghana to Kenya, Uganda to Malawi, women were quietly bracing themselves for the second independence- the struggle for a woman's space in political life of postcolonial Africa. Most independence struggles [...]

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