The US Embassy Mission in Kampala this afternoon facilitated, in partnership with ICTAU, an open dialog on Net Freedom in Uganda. In attendance were the usual suspects one can find at such brain gatherings in the country – Uganda’s net citizen 1 per centers. The topic of discussion was internet freedoms at large, but in […]

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Last week, Apple’s Tim Cook published a letter to its customers explaining why they plan to fight the FBI’s request to compel Apple to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernadino terrorist attackers: Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and […]

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I joined three other Ugandans on Al Jazeera’s The Stream to discuss the recent Ugandan presidential elections: Irene Ikomu @miss__rizzy Coordinator, Parliament Watch Uganda Bebe Cool @BebeCoolUG Ugandan Musician Andrew Karamagi @karamagi_andrew Lawyer and activist There’s a silent resignation in some corners of the country about how the elections were handled. Many expected and voted for change of […]

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Yeah, I said it, Kampala beats any other East African capital for the best place to live and work. The appeal may not be immediately obvious. It is not as clean as Kigali, or by the cerulean Indian Ocean like Dar, or as globalized as Nairobi, but let’s be real: Kigali is way too restrained, […]

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Here’s 1st of many infographics I’ll be creating to break down Uganda’s electoral commission data #UgandaDecides. While the inaccuracy in the data is statistically minor, it’s what it says about @UgandaEc attention to detail. After all, they have 1 job! There’s 8 candidates in Uganda’s 2016 election. The [correct] total number of registered voters = 15,277,197. […]

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Over the next few months, I am switching focus to my fledgling agricultural startup, Raintree Farms. For the last six years I’ve been nipping at the heels of an idea I wanted to explore: how much of an impact can members of the diaspora make in their communities if they switched focus from simple remittances […]

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Ronald's radio from Project Diaspora on Vimeo. Almost 3 years ago, Ida Horner and myself held the second Villages in Action conference in my village of Kikube. I brought along a HD video camera and put it in the hands of my little brother and my nephew. After the conference, I mass downloaded all the […]

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