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This weeks “Most talked about”

Most talked about ..

Being Ugandan, I like knowing what is happening in the country, to keep abreast with everything. Anyway to help others also in my position, I’ll be posting the top 10 most talked about things in the country, on any given day .. sort of a weekly (sometimes daily) update of what you should know happened, is going to happen or might happen based on recent or future events.
This is my first list ( for the first week of June 2013)

1. Media siege (KFM, Dembe FM, Daily Monitor and Red Pepper – reopen after being closed last week
2. General Tinyefuza aka Sejusa seeking asylum in the United Kingdom
3. Corruption in the Prime minister’s office – Kazinda (donors warn Ugandan on misuse of funds
4. Uganda’s Denzel evicted from Big Brother house
5. Bad Black wanted by Interpol
6. Iryn Namubiru’s arrest and release while she was in Japan ( her side of the story)
7. FUFA news – Uganda beat 3 nil by Libya under new coach Micho
8. Promotion of IGP to General ( Kale Kayihura)
9. Uganda Martyrs day – celebrations

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Ash Wednesday!

Today I was walking the streets with the goofiest of smiles because for the first time in my life I was a little embarrassed … okay a lot embarrassed by having the cross drawn across my forehead.

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Destination London

For the first time ever, London has been named the BEST place to visit … in the world by website TripAdvisor

And it is no wonder … because of course this Summer there’s the Olympics added to which this is the year of the Queen’s jubilee! What I love about London is its mix of old and contemporary … blending so well that its hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.

London’s Bourogh Market is a favourite of mine , it was love at first sight.  Only a few years back the area was one you really needed to avoid .. today .. its the place to go for a meatfest!! I was doing my tourist duty and I could not help but capture some of the sights.  Just a few reasons why London is the destination of the year!!

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The Media in the Arab revolt

It is not often that the media admit they failed, were late or indeed did anything wrong.  So when they do, it is worth paying attention to find out why.

At a session of the Olive Tree Middle East Forum at City University, the panel including Jon Snow, Channel 4 News, Jeremy Bowen, BBC News, and Dr Zahera Harb, senior lecturer at City University London, discussing the media coverage of the Arab revolts in 2011, all were in agreement that western media was at least three weeks late on the scene. (more…)