Mr. Museveni has lost track and though we have made our alarm people have taken him to be normal but I have to say that he is total disgrace because the last comments he made that studying arts is useless was an insult not only the country but to himself who I understand is a student of arts and in particular politics saying that arts men of this country cannot solve anything literarily means that himself cant add anything to this country hence explaining the thirty years mismanagement

Before I go further let me first look into his family education background himself studied political science a typical arts course. His wife Janet Kataha Museveni studied stenography and here there is no sorting whether one has studied science or not. His son Muhoozi Keinerugaba who never went to the university is not a scientist. Patience who works as a pastor is another undefined fellow, Diana is just a housewife who can’t talk academics, then finally Natasha who is in clothing all these children of Mr. Museveni have never been to university to a study a single arts course not because the arts courses are useless but his children couldn’t qualify!

Am not talking with this voice to defend arts men because am not one but as a student of science and in particular ethnobotany I know the importance arts men have. And from his speech am scared that the parents who have not gone to school could remove all their sons and daughters from studying arts because they have heard that arts courses are useless from the president such can lead to our sisters and brothers not to have university education which in the long run can render them useless not like his daughters and son who are able to enter into government structures because their dad is a president. And if all Ugandans were capable of uniting together mostly arts men he would have said this as the last time to say it when he is president!


Ukraine President: Forces ‘Helpless’ To Quell Unrest In Regions Bordering Russia


HORLIVKA, Ukraine (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — Ukraine’s police and security forces are “helpless” to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia, and in some cases are cooperating with pro-Russian gunmen who have seized scores of government buildings and taken people hostage, the country’s president said Wednesday.

Oleksandr Turchynov said the goal now was to prevent the agitation from spreading to other territories.

“I will be frank: Today, security forces are unable to quickly take the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control,” Turchynov said at a meeting with regional governors.

“The security bodies … are unable to carry out their duties of protecting citizens. They are helpless in those matters. Moreover, some of those units are either helping or cooperating with terrorist organizations.”

Turchynov instructed the governors to try to prevent the threat from spreading to more central and southern regions.

He spoke hours after pro-Russian gunmen seized…

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Cats and Chocolate

‘Shakespeare and Company is a winding, twisting, climbing labyrinth of books, a literary commune, a shelter for writers, a refuge for book lovers. It is–as my father, George Whitman, said–“a novel in three words.” – Sylvia Whitman.


At Kilometer Zero in Paris, the road at which all roads in France begin, is a façade recognised the world over to bibliophiles and aspiring writers. In a little square with forest green railings, two little trees and a string of multicoloured lights swooping across, George Whitman’s ode to books and writers filled me with joy. I haven’t felt this excited about a bookshop since I first stepped into Foyles (which is a Mecca of books, whilst Shakespeare and Co is a maze of books). If there was ever a spiritual home for book lovers – this is it.


On first stepping into the bookshop, my eyes were drawn towards the vertiginous stacks…

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The Moral Cost of Travel

Cody Delistraty

It was in Paradise Lost that John Milton introduced the notion that Adam and Eve ate an apple from the Tree of Knowledge (thus explaining why your “knowledgeable” elementary school teachers may have had the infamous symbol sitting on their desks).The writers of Genesis left the forbidden fruit unspecified, but scholars have since claimed it could have been a grape, possibly a fig, even a pomegranate. Whatever it was exactly, the first Biblical book is clear that its consumption is the ultimate sin — and ever since the Western world has equated knowledge with a loss of innocence. Banned from Eden, the original sinners were also the original knowledge seekers, and the idea that understanding means corruption is widespread — oft-seen in dubiously well-known phrases like “Ignorance is bliss.”

Throughout history, innocence has been lost when new knowledge is gained, and the most common way for that to happen is by…

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In case you missed it…because you were busy working hard on your laziness

Ben's Bitter Blog

In-Case-You-Missed-It-LogoBecause you were busy being lazy.

People get busy on the weekend.  I get it, there’s a lot of fun and laziness to pack into 2 days.  Until the weekend gets longer and the work week gets shorter, (I’m working with Obama on that) there is always going to be a lot of pressure to get in all the laziness and slacking in.  So, of course, I understand why you couldn’t possibly take the time to read everything from last week.  I’m not bitter about it all.  But, seeing that I have nothing better to do (I do have a nap scheduled for later), I will recap the week for you.  You are ssoooo welcome.

First up from last week, the Alphabet. The Alphabet in its current iteration has had its run for long enough.  It’s time for a new set of letters to take over.  An upgrade, a 2.0. …

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The people of Africa and the world have been morning one of the sons of the African continent that played an important role in the fight against apartheid. That had put South African citizens mostly the blacks to be taken as slaves in their motherland and this was because of white domination in both their economic, social, political status

In his book long walk to freedom he was first insighted during his circumcision where the chief that presided over the function spoke about land that was grabbed by the white man that had made the blacks slaves on their own land. But because Mandela was young, he was unbothered but he started being inquisitive and because the abuses put by the white man were wall paintings Mandela started to understand that indeed the white man was worth fighting from lower intensities to the highest intensities in which struggle he met his imprisonment for 27 years.

As he entered prison in all his speeches in campaigns and courts of law his argument and the cause of his imprisonment was to fight for the blacks such that it could get social, economic and political privileges but after 27 years in jail the Mandela came out as a reconciliatory and a forgiving individual which was good but the question remained because of these two traits that he had developed since the two according to the white man meant that there was no revenge which according to the white meant that MADIBA was not to ask them to return the properties.

The result of this is that the political power was delivered by this great man without economic and social benefits to his people for example the law might have not allowed the blacks to go to certain shops, schools, hospitals etc. But as we talk now they will not go there because they are poor and unable to pay for these services as the whites who took their fore fathers properties by force use the properties to get the services as the real south Africans suffer in the SOWETO with poverty, diseases and lack of services and many other indicators of poor standards of living meaning that MADIBA won a battle and not a war in totality.

So portraying  his struggle as the final struggle is aimed at diverting blacks from continuing to fight for their properties as Boers continue to dominate the economic and social aspects of life that have  interfered with the political status of the country hence even affecting South African leaders to run on the whims of these Boers for example Jacob Zuma’s campaigns  and manifesto included nationalization but after winning he, changed and the nationalization talk was swallowed because the Boers who own the economy in which these blacks live therefore Mandela won a battle but never won the ultimate war and therefore the blacks of my generation should not sit and feel comfortable as these abuses continue as the Boers have started entering the ANC and running according to what they want an example is the expulsion of Julius Malema who was expelled from the ANC not because he was indisplined but to my own view it was because he thought about the abuses the Boers had continued to press on south Africans overtime that’s why his song shot the Boers is portrayed to be more racial segregate than the abuses they have continued to anlish to the south Africans indirectly because of the social economic segregation  and his campaign is almost what Mandela had in the 1960s

In conclusion the struggle for the liberation should continue and Mandela can only be thanked for praying his role in his time such that the young South Africans start from where he stopped

Brian Atuheire Batenda

Student Makerere university kampala