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A Swarm of Writers Descend On Kampala

Every year since 2013, writers from all over the continent converge on Kampala, Uganda, for the Writivism Festival, an event that takes place over four days and culminates in an award ceremony. This year, the festival took place at The Square from 16 to 21 August. Amidst books and booze on the rooftop of a building with a serene view of the city’s magnificent hills, writers got to connect with fellow writers – and a community was built.

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Ugandas Stone City: What Went Wrong with Jinja?

Approximately 81 km east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, lies Jinja. Once one of the major industrial centres in East Africa, not to mention the source of the world’s longest river – the Nile River – the town is now characterized by dilapidated buildings, a potholed road network and land wrangles. The lost glory of this historic city shows no sign of recovery, writes Arthur Matsiko


Ugandan youths resist plot to scrap presidential age limit

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been in power since 1986. The 73 year-old Ugandan president doesn’t see the need to leave the seat of power, and seeks to extend it by any means possible, including a constitutional amendment. The age limit for contesting for president in Uganda is 75, but it seems Museveni wants to be Uganda’s life president. There have been protests from youths in Uganda but Parliamentarians are yet to take a position on this plan.