The Cranes Mathematics Class

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Originally posted on Pru's Notebook:

The silence after Wednesday night Cranes defeat against Togo is very loud. I am tiptoeing into this topic because I don’t want my footsteps to be heard.

This piece of silverware has continued to be an illusion.

The time line says it all; 1957 to 1959, Cranes did not enter the African Cup of Nations competition, in 1962 was in the forth place, 1963 withdrew, 1965 did not qualify, 1968 did not go past round one, 1970 to 1972 did not qualify, 1974 and 1976 couldn’t go past the first round, 1978 came in the second place, 1982 did not qualify, 1984 to 1988 did not qualify, 1990 withdrew, 1992 to 2013 did not qualify, 2015 the mathematics class is still in progress.

What perceptions do Ugandans have of the Uganda Cranes? We love our team they will tell you because that is the only thing that unites us all…

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Hooping It Up

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dzyr:

#Hoops4Grace

Originally posted on Beewol :

Whenever there is an upcoming event in Kampala, there is usually a level of near euphoria in the run up to the D-Day. Outfits are prepared in advance, partners are booked, relationships are started (and some ended), budgets are laid out and people generally mark out strategies for how they will take part in the event – no one wants to be left out or behind. The modern day person calls it FOMO and it can consume you like a bush fire spreading through a dry forest located in an oil well.

Fomo

It is a known medical condition

On a number of occasions, this FOMO is quite worthless, utterly nonsensical and generally a waste of time because the event may turn out to be a total bore. I have been victim to one or two of these and sometimes I end up regretting whey I even borrowed money to be…

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Apple Watch: 10 Things to Know

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Apple Watch: 10 Things to Know

Originally posted on TIME:

The rumors were true—Apple is indeed releasing a smartwatch. The Apple Watch (sorry, “iWatch” fans) will be the first big new product line Apple has introduced since the iPad in 2010, and the first under the leadership of Tim Cook as CEO.

Like the iPad, iPhone and iWatch before it, the Apple Watch will enter a market where other tech companies have tried and failed to reach a mass audience. As with those earlier products, Apple hopes that a mixture of sleek hardware design and easy-to-use software will convince millions to buy a device they never even knew they needed.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Watch:

You Need an iPhone to Use It

Like many smartwatches, the Apple Watch is meant to be used in conjunction with a smartphone. Think of it as as an easier-to-reach display that can relay information from your phone—when someone…

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Where is the light in Congo’s Dark Tunnel?

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dzyr:

reblogging kubanga eno nsongo

Originally posted on Pru's Notebook:

By Prudence Nyamishana
This country has coltan, copper, diamonds, gold, timber, oil, and zinc, tin, tantalum and tungsten, talented people, great weather and fertile soils.

It is a living paradox of so rich yet so poor.

The timeline of conflict unveils the shaky foundation: King Leopold II of Belgium plundered Congo stole until he could steal no more – fetching a cup from an ocean, independence attained, Congolese celebrated, Lumumba disappeared, Kasavubi a man described by many as weak, became Congo’s first president.

It wasn’t long before the Belgians supported a man after their own heart to power- Mobutu Sese Seko. Like his God-fathers, plundered his own country. He lived a life marked by extravagance, a true son of grab and take that Ngugi Wa Thiongo talks about. Amazingly, he holds a special place in the hearts of many Congolese that describe him with tangible nostalgia.
The neighbors had…

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President Museveni presides over ground breaking ceremony at Karuma Falls power plant

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Originally posted on ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome:

KARUMA FALLS GROUNDBREAKING SIGNALS START TOWARDS 600 MW OF ADDED POWER

(Posted 13th August 2013)

 

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday performed the ground breaking ceremony for the proposed 600 MW Karuma Falls hydro electric plant, for which contracts had only been signed weeks earlier after a long drawn out wrangle between bidders, Uganda’s public review and complaints office at the Inspector General of Government in the process of which allegations of fraud and corruption were flying high and low.

The new power plant, due to come on line in either late 2016 or early / mid 2017, after a construction period of between 3 to 4 years, will provide Uganda’s growing economy with much needed additional power sources, as the more recently introduced Bujagali plant’s capacity is already being rapidly absorbed.

The rollout of rural electrification too will add extra demand to the market and the construction start at…

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You Want To Talk Youth? Here Are Some Hard Ones!

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Originally posted on The Truth Mast:

Its hard being a youth in this country (Uganda), it’s even harder to think you have a government or leadership or whatever other name people coin to show they care about your problems.

“The youth form 75% of the population…” cut it right there Mr. politician at 75% not more than 5% own a chunk of land, no form of wealth creation program is available for them and what does the government have to say about it? “The youth are our future” keep your future to yourself, grant us ours!

“83% of the youth are unemployed”   Slow clap for you Mr. Politician we are lucky to make that statistic in your speech, so you think it’s funny? Go ahead and make it your campaign slogan! That means that for every 10 young people you meet today eight have no job and the other two are somewhere cleaning the boss’ shoes…

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So Uganda Is Not A ‘War-Ravaged’ Country? When Shall We Ever Wake Up And Smell The Coffee?

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dzyr:

Google my Ugandan friends

Originally posted on Ugandan And Proud:

STORM: The tweet that sent Ugandans on Twitter into delirium

STORM: The tweet that sent Ugandans on Twitter into delirium

Last night when most of Uganda was going to sleep, Joyce Meyer sent out this tweet:

‘In war-ravaged Uganda, our world missions outreach Hand of Hope helps support the Watoto Babies Home, providing care to 75 orphaned babies.

Not many Ugandans were online at that time but the few that were, quickly started complaining. I saw the tweet and I knew it would ruffle some feathers but I switched off my computer and went to bed. Then I pulled out my phone and had one final check on twitter. (Don’t laugh, I know the joke, it’s like a disease).

There is always something someone is sharing. And this time it was an article by Clay Muganda. I’ve never read any of his pieces but I gather he writes from the heart and this one too, was straight to the point…

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