What does Trump's presidency mean for Uganda?

Yesterday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. But what does this mean to Uganda, a country that has been depending on the U.S in several ways?

The uncertainty, however, surrounding the kind of relationship there will be between America and Uganda, has potential to lead to a sorry situation in Uganda.

Trump Wrong On Development, Uganda Should Copy Clinton's Ideas

Donald Trump Wrong On Development, Uganda Should Copy Clinton's as Ideas

Watching the debate yesterday reminded me of what a dire state of chassis this world is in. Watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head over head about the tax controversy was like seeing an alien invasion on earth.

In my opinion, I believe Clinton wins this from Trump as she suggested 'trumped up trickle down' doesn't work. The idea is you want to create equality begin from the bottom, provide for the middle class so that they catch up. But Trump still believes the capitalistic way is just about the way to go.

One other thing that is worrying is how Trump believes America should be the only country in the world and it is aching. He believes that, as Clinton put it 'climate change is a hoax from China', yeah let's sacrifice China and make Jesus out of it. The need to blame someone for what's wrong is just about enough to give people a run down of what exactly it will be when he becomes president. Moving back home.

Trump's ideas of big businesses and the rich flourishing at the expense of the poor is a perfect reflection in Uganda. It is painful and makes one wish Clinton should become the world's president, maybe then, the rich can be accountable for what they do.

And maybe as Uganda works towards a middle class income country, we need to pay attention to what Clinton says, and instead of planning vulgar burials for MPs work on providing toilets for Bududa victims. In other words: plan for life and not death because that is just preposterous.

Karamoja And Pastoralism: A Shifting Paradigm

Karamoja has for long been synonymous with cattle and pastoralism that led to degrading violent armed conflict in the region. For long this has become both a stereotype and an unfortunate mark of identity.

From podium remarks of Dr Milton Obote to becoming anybody’s sing-song that “we shall never wait for Karamoja to develop.” It is the mindful; perhaps those that have obtained quality education (not the Nyanzi type) that can view this as a strategy that has for long been used to deprive the people of Karamoja of what every living poor soul likes to call the “National Cake.”

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