Entries by Maureen Agena

Out and about Uganda: Busika Extreme Adventure Park

Guest blogged on oleebranch.com You’ve all heard about Ninja Warriors or at least watched the series on Television. Those ones that get you cracking up, at how easily someone can fail to overcome a ‘simple’ challenge and end up in a pool of water. Ninja Warriors are synonymous with Asia, Japan to be more specific. […]

Sports among Sabiny may end Female Genital Mutilation

“Kapchorwa” for many Ugandans is synonymous with Olympics or running, simply because it is home to some of the greatest runners that Uganda has ever produced to compete internationally. Yet the same Kapchorwa is associated with Female Genital mutilation (FGM) since it’s home to the Sabiny. Almost every girl in Sabiny land has been subjected […]

Uganda short of 3000 midwives

“I was inspired into midwifery when my cousin sister lost her first child during child delivery, she labored for so long and no one was there to help her. When she got pregnant again, I helped her deliver but got stranded when I had to get rid of the placenta. I had never delivered a […]

Self-hate or peer pressure for Zambian Girls?

It is almost illegal to have a dark face and natural hair in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. They come in all shapes, colours, sizes, texture and length. These are the weaves worn by majority of Zambian female city dwellers who prefer to call them hair extensions. It was my third visit to Zambia and […]

Selective Outrage is a danger to activism in Uganda

About a week ago after that awkward, annoying and humiliating scene on our Televisions and social media Timelines; the story of FDC’s Naigaga Fatuma who was harassed by Uganda police is no longer news to Ugandans. They have now moved on to attacking a couple of artists who dinned with the president and launched the song ‘TubongaNawe’ in support of […]

I survived 111m of Big African Air

When you hear that someone bungee jumped 111m off the Victoria falls in Livingstone, you probably think that s/he is crazy, stressed or was attempting murder. Well, those thoughts hold some truth to them. It takes bravery, courage, craziness and all those fancy adjectives to throw oneself 111meters off the victoria bridge towards the mighty Zambezi River.  If […]