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Exhibition: Voting Matters. Citizenship & Technologies of African Elections, Oct. 12 – Nov. 8 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

Voting Matters
Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 8, 2015
Venue: National Museum

Roundtable on: Technologies and Elections
An international conference on Voting materiality confronting academics, politicians, professionals of elections.

Date: October 14, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 2-4 pm

Moses Bakari (CRECO/ELOG, Kenya)
Mohammed Bakari (UDSM, Tanzania)
James Mwirima (CEWARN, Uganda)
Tom Wolf (IPSOS – Kenya)/ IEBC representative (Kenya)

Contemporary elections involve ever-more modern technology. They are meant to protect what have become the fundamental principles of elections: the secrecy and singularity of the individual’s vote, the transparency of the ballot, the independence of the institutions supervising the elections.But these increasingly sophisticated elections come at a cost: when technology goes wrong, suspicions are quickly aroused.Have new technologies made elections more free and fair? Has this new apparatus transformed electoral behavior? The speakers on this panel, each one a specialist, will address these questions with regard to their own field of practice: from election polls, to electoral observation, to the organisation of elections.

October 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Live at The Elephant feat. Sanyu from Uganda, Amos & Josh, Aug. 2015 @ the Elephant

Date: Friday, August 28 2015
Venue: the Elephant
Time: from 8 pm
Advance tickets at sh.800 and gate tickets at sh.1,200

Performances by: Sanyu from Uganda and Amos and Josh.

August 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Panel Discussion: Urban Art and Data Visualisation, Jul. 22 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Urban Art and Data Visualisation
Date: July 22, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Panel Discussion with Bankslave, Kerosh Swift, Stacy Gillian, Ruganzu Bruno and Wearevisual

July 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Writivism Festival, Jun. 16-22 2015 @ Kampala – Uganda

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5-Day Writivism Festival

Dates: June 16th – 22nd 2015
Venue: Kampala, UG)
Early Bird Offer: KES 6,000

Writivism is an annual Literary Festival held every June in Kampala, Uganda featuring leading contemporary writers.

Celebrating its 3rd edition this year, the festival guest list boasts of authors, academics, bloggers, journalists, critics, reviewers, publishers and other stakeholders in the African literary infrastructure and is drawn from various parts of the continent and beyond.

This includes Tsitsi Dangarembga, John Nagenda, Sara Bruya, Rachel Zadok, Michela Wrong, Shedrack Chikoti, Chika Unigwe, Edwige Dro, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Paula Akugizibwe, Dami Ajayi, Aaron Bady, Doreen Baingana, Donald Molosi, Onyeka Nwelue, Aida Mbowa, Moses Kilolo, Jennifer Makumbi and many more.

The festival will also feature book signings, panel discussions, master classes, exhibitions, music and poetry performances, school tours, book launches and readings, stage drama and the Writivism Short Story Prize Awards evening among other activities at the two festial venues, Makerere University and the National Theatre.

Note: Kes. 6,000* Special Early Bird Offer

It covers transport from Nairobi to Kampala and back plus a five-day festival pass. (*Valid till May 31st)
Register now at

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May 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

Book Discussion: Kizza Besigye & Uganda’s unfinished Revolution, May 12 2015 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference Room

Date: May 12, 2015
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Time: 11h-1230h

Daniel K. Kalinaki’s Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s unfinished revolution, DominantSeven Publishers – 2014

With : Daniel Kalinaki, Pauline Bernard, Dr.Joshua Rubongoya & Dr. Musambayi Katumanga.

“[R]enowned journalist Daniel Kalinaki’s book, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution […] charts the journey of Besigye starting from his childhood in Rukungiri to working alongside Museveni against the Obote ‘regime’ and finally, to leading an opposition movement.

The backdrop to the story is a Uganda re-emerging from decades of abuse by tyrants of yester-year. Kalinaki provides a concise account of the history of the country and interwoven into it are the stories of Besigye, Museveni and their respective parties and causes. This perhaps is where the book triumphs. In one volume the reader gains an insight into Besigye the man, the evolution of Uganda and the sins and successes of a government which has possibly outstayed its welcome.

In recent years, Besigye has often made headlines for his acts of rebellion, his inability to be silenced and refusal to stand down. The book goes into detail offering accounts of every beating, imprisonment and act of injustice forced upon him by the powers that be. In the midst of this he becomes a husband and a father, and one cannot help but think that this is what he sacrifices in order to continue with his quest for success. Years are spent in exile, away from his family and home; was it for personal glory or an act so altruistic as being for the good of the nation?

While this story is told through accounts provided by Besigye, his wife Winnie and many others that have fought by his side and against him, Kalinaki makes a concerted effort to shed light upon the huge differences between the Museveni of 1986 and the Museveni of 2016”.

May 5, 2015 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Kampala Contemporary Art Festival, Oct. 4-31 2014 @ Kampala Railway Station & 28 Locations Across the City

KLA ART 014, Kampala Contemporary Art Festival
Theme: “Unmapped” Who are the unheard voices of our cities?

Dates: 4th – 31st October 2014
Venue: Kampala Railway Station & 28 Locations Across the City
For the month of October, thirty artists from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo and Rwanda will unveil
new artworks across Kampala.

The festival will see the reopening of Kampala’s Railway Station to the public for an exhibition that will feature the work of ten artists, showcasing their interpretation of the “Unmapped”.

“The bicycle knife sharpener; the express fashion designer; the mobile nail salon: they fill every corner of the city. ‘Unmapped’ will attempt to artistically showcase how people from every stratum of society adapt creatively to survive” Violet Nantume, Curatorial Committee, KLA ART 014

Five Ugandan curators, working with renowned South African curator Gabi Ngcobo, have selected the artists, who include Helen Nabukenya; a visual artist from Uganda who uses discarded fabric to create vast tapestries depicting the overlooked, the forgotten and the rejected. From Kenya, Dennis Muraguri explores the matatu; presenting it, not only as a transport tool, but also as a space for intriguing gossip and communication.

Reaching out directly to the public, twenty boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) will be turned into artworks, ‘mapping’ Kampala, by forming temporary exhibition spaces in pre–‐‑selected locations across the capital. Ugandan artist Kizito Mbuga will transform a boda boda into a travelling cinema; whilst Ogwang Jimmy John will turn another into an interactive recording studio, which maps the ‘unheard’ musicians of the city. The mobile exhibition will attract new audiences from every corner of Kampala, from the iconic Independence Monument to bustling Ggaba market on the shores of Lake Victoria.

“Building on the success of the festival in 2012, KLA ART 014 offers a platform to showcase new and emerging ideas by contemporary Ugandan artists. KLA ART is a two–‐‑year process of thought, production and experimentation resulting in a unique festival, which directly links artists, artworks and audiences” Rocca Gutteridge, Project Director, KLA ART 014

“Umeme has partnered with KLA ART 014 to celebrate and support art as a driver of community togetherness, self-development and cultural diversity” Core Supporting Partner, Umeme (Energy distribution company, Uganda)

For more information visit

October 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

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