ONE thing every Acholi person (in northern Uganda) wants to avoid is being associated with a witch doctor, but I took courage and informed the bodaboda (motorbike taxi) man that I was heading to the witch doctor’s place. He bombarded me with questions: What is your problem? Are you looking for riches? Has someone bewitched you? And his last word was that …
IS’s expansion to Qandala wins symbolic and propaganda value for the small group, but also logistical advantages of an outlet to the sea, new financial sources and better connections to southern Yemen
The experience of getting help from fellow Africans who weren’t relatives was probably a strange one for us, and it seems the only way we could reconcile ourselves to it was to treat these people as family.
‘Development’ have politically paralysed the new class of African middle class house owners. They want more, but cannot risk losing what they have. And the more that they want is not radical.
One expects many things from unpredictable Africa, but a protest against high interest rates isn’t something you would anticipate on our side of the tracks