Nothing can excuse the horrific assault by the Ugandan maid on the little girl in her charge. But calling her a “monster” helps us ignore the circumstances of domestic workers across the continent, circumstances that can lead to assaults like this.
Over 12 million people have now seen the chilling video of the Ugandan babysitter who brutalised a toddler, slapping the child repeatedly, thrusting her on the floor and hitting her with a torch light, before kicking the child on the head twice and stamping on her back
European superiority through production of knowledge to impart to colonial subjects was an important element of colonial education. In Uganda, it seems primary education is now almost fully decolonised, as Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire writes
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has condemned the International Criminal Court (ICC) for its trial against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and its blatant disregard of the wisdom of African leaders
Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire looks at the various reasons for ostracising African languages in African schools and shows how unconvincing they are, arguing for more vigilance in the defence of the use of local languages in African schools.