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As a student of the social sciences, nothing fascinates me more than the fact that despite thinking of ourselves...

Between Heller’s “Catch 22” and Uganda’s procurement shenanigans

You have probably heard of Joseph Heller. He is famous for the satirical novel called “Catch 22”. A catch-22...

Sub Saharan Africa: bad politics equals bad economics, and vice versa.

The election results from several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are coming thru this season. Either the incumbents (and...

Of public libraries and the digital divide

Sometime last week a friend posted a digital copy of M. B. Nsimbi’s ‘Luganda Names, Clans, and Totems” or...

“Kabangala Asassudde’: the social dilemma of trust (part II)

Last week I recounted the infamous escapade(s) of ‘Kabangala Asassude’ and how his guile and cunning enabled him to...
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