Help Burundi – Heal a nation


Just seen a young family on the bus enroute to to Nakivale because of the #BurundiCrisis.A rucksack and handbag the only property to show.

A baby in a thin shawl barely three months old – unable to speak any of our languages – only kinyarwanda and kirundi. To think that all it would have taken is the sacrifice of one man irks me to the bone – that sacrifice can still be made #NvaBurundi #burundi




The phrase Keep Quiet was trending on  Twitter (still is, for the most part) in Uganda, alongside #UgandaDecides , #UgandaDecided and #MuseveniDecides. While the three hash tags brought on more than enough heartbreaks, heartaches, disillusionment and delirium, Keep Quiet was alive. Bazanye went ahead and blogged about it too, and it was hilarious! It was what the kids today call LIT. Let me give you a little background; a tweep called the formidable, politically correct diplomat and Clap Back Queen Winnie Byanyima for being unavailable to take care of her spouse Kizza Besigye, who was then under house arrest. Her response came in two words; Keep Quiet! For those of you who are not acquainted with Winnie Byanyima, she is the Executive Director of Oxfam International and the wife to Uganda’s opposition leader and the one man who single-handedly gives the 30 year serving president a run for his…

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Versatile Bloggers Award

Versatile Bloggers Award

Unsaid Feelings

I’ve secretly read so many posts about the Versatile Bloggers Award with envy, patiently waiting for when I’d get nominated. Sinawo, I’m short for words now that you are the only one that nominated me. If you hadn’t broken the rules, I know not what would have happened. Thank you!
The Rules
1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
4. Share seven facts about yourself

Unfortunately, most of (if not) all the bloggers I know have already been nominated. I’ll now dive into the few facts I…

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Help Burundi!? Heal a nation 


Just seen a young family on the bus enroute to to Nakivale because of the #BurundiCrisis.A rucksack and handbag the only property to show.

A baby in a thin shawl barely three months old – unable to speak any of our languages – only kinyarwanda and kirundi. To think that all it would have taken is the sacrifice of one man irks me to the bone – that sacrifice can still be made #NvaBurundi #burundi

Where is the Uganda Communications Commission?

Where is the Uganda Communications Commission?

I have been on the inside, I know what they do. Several harried individuals keeping the commission on its feet. But for the average Uganda we  see nothing..

From digital migration back to SIM registration, it looks like the UCC can’t do anything right.

Cut them some slack.. They need more capacity, more time! 

Hilda will hear nothing of it.Her number of 7 years went missing and on arrival at Airtel, it belongs to someone else. HOW?!

I purchased a personalized number – preffered, MTN likes to call it – 832669 (DANNY) to match the other that I possess. On trying to retrieve my number,the call records are mine, and now  it is registered to a Unia. And I have to go to Headoffice who say I can’t get it back without the registration forms (that I filled and left with the agent)

Six months down the road, a second phase of registration, Unia has never used my number and the agent says it is back on the street, to be sold to someone else, BECAUSE IT HASNT BEEN ISED IN 6 MONTHS. HOW?

Can I buy it back? We don’t know which shop it is in!

Can I get a SIM and choose it as my preffered number? No!

Kati nkoleki?

The challenge is you customers lose the slip of paper that you were given, the SIM Packs – even for National IDs.

But I gave you my photo, my thumbprint and my details, where is your copy?!

I hope Richard gets it right at NSSF at least he can show the jokers the way – Kudos NSSF on 30 years (not of bananas)

But I want my number back




Over the Halloween weekend, Lake Victoria Serena Resort hosted an inaugural two day golf tournament, which officially opened the first nine holes of their eighteen hole golf course and 24 boat marina. The event culminated in a prize giving ceremony and dinner by the marina, which I was privileged to attend with a couple of friends.

LVS Marina

Located 12 kilometers off Entebbe road in Lweza – Kigo, the resort sits on 275 acres of land with beautiful Mediterranean architecture, each block painted in vibrant colours ranging from pink, peach, blue and green. The marina is located by the lake, at the golf club house. Being an event, the obvious buffet spread was expected. I must however note that no sooner had my friends and I found a table than a waitress approached us to take our drink orders, and she wasn’t the only one. We were waited on hand and…

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#TotalStartUpper: A Fixer Upper’s Delight


“Why I’m suiting up today”

#KoiKoi – Ndya!!! or is it Ngya??! e – ne -way…

I’ll start from the end – this is all I know so far so follow the conversation on #TotalStartUpper because there’s a cocktail and me i want 130m.


Once upon time the French and Dutch fought over these oil-thirsty streets. Alongside, UPET, Kobil, AGIP the battles were not fought with bayonets – but prices and amenities.

Then fuel cards and technology meant only the strong survived and Bonjour Monsieur we had tyres for African Terrain and fuel for african engines alongside a never-ending promise of more!

Now they’re going mobile – clean energy, oil discovery, apps…..Aluta continua..


Monsieur Florentin de Loppinot *insert french accent* MD Total Uganda (pronounces my name Deniellllle)

Enter, Florentin de Loppinot, the Managing Director of Total Uganda with the new innovation – #TotalStartUpper challenge.

Mbu “The Challenge is aimed at identifying, rewarding and supporting the best projects in enterprise creation and development in Uganda and 33 other countries on the African continent”.

“We have put an age limit of 35 years because we believe the youth are vital in realizing the social economic development of this country,  the Challenge will support pioneering projects which are less than 2-years old.

The winning projects will be granted the “Startupper of the year 2016 by Total” label, with a financial support of up to Shs130 million and a coaching from Total Uganda.”

So I ask, what if all i have an idea (whose time has come)???

The application process started on 1st November 2015 (8.00 AM GMT) and is directly available on the website: Candidates will be able to apply until 31st January 2016 (11.00 PM GMT).

Even you who has just the light bulb can apply

A jury of professionals will preselect up to ten of the best projects in Uganda based on the following criteria: how innovative, original, daring the project is, its development potential and its capacity to improve the living conditions of the populations.


Professionals, but not our jury

The finalists’ list will be published on the website of the contest, after the final selection phase, which will end by March 15th, 2016.

The 10 finalists shall present to the jury that shall choose the best projects – three maximum – and the results will be announced during the awards ceremony.

The whole contest rules are freely available on line on the dedicated website (

So my fellow wanainchi that are still on the correct side of time, lets put our heads to #ThingsICanDoWith130m.



Is she eligible?

A mother’s prayer- Tina Fey



First, Lord: No tattoos.

May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged,

for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the crystal meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half

And stick with Beer.

Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony…

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