dear uganda tourism…#eish! from a local tourist and his children


Below is a copy and paste job I am particularly proud of. Not because of the quality of my copy and paste skills, but because of the content therein.

Alex Twinomugisha is a resident of East Africa, living in Nairobi and Kampala and working right across the region.

He is one of my favourite Ugandans for a long list of reasons, some of which will be evident to you shortly if you pay attention all through the article he has written below and shared with the Uganda Tourism Board.

Please don’t let your anger, reading his piece, distract you from the content, ideas and possibilities around what YOU could do to improve things in Uganda. 

Sadly, some people are going to go on the defensive and engage in some whataboutism instead of applying soap, water and polish to those antique limousines and doing other childishly simple things they are paid…

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Car Free Day

Once every month, one Sunday is designated a “car-free-day” in Kigali, Rwanda. This is an initiative by the city to encourage Kigalians into some form of sports and in the process hopefully mitigate diseases like heart attacks and diabetes. The major road from the city center to the Amahoro National Stadium through Kimihurura, Kacyiru and Gishushu is off limits to vehicles and motorcycles hence the appellation “car-free-day”. 

Only joggers, skaters, hikers and bicyclists are allowed access to this road up to 10 AM when normal traffic is allowed back onto the road.

I had spent over a year without doing any Meaningful exercise, but last Sunday (11th/September 2016), I participated in this month’s car free event and I did an impressive 11.7km jog/march. You can follow the workout by clicking this link.

On the road I captured some brilliant shots for which I have the pleasure of sharing with you.

(Yours truly. Kigali Central Business District)

(Kigali Central Business District)

(No traffic in site)

(Kigali roads)

(St. Famille church)

(Exiting Kigali CBD)

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kimihurura)

(Rwanda Revenue Authority, Kimihurura)

(Ministry of Defence and RDF headquarters, Kimihurura)

(Radisson Blu & Convention Center, Kimihurura)

(Kigali Heights, Kimihurura)

(Adventist University of Central Africa, Gishushu)

(Jog ends: Amahoro National Stadium, Remera)

I hope you have enjoyed.

The Rwanda Focus

I have uploaded two opinion articles in The Rwanda Focus newspaper about the political and security situation in Burundi especially focusing on the two most influential political personalities in the country. President Peter Nkurunziza and first Vice-President of the Burundi lower chamber of commerce and leader of opposition party National Forces of Liberation (FNL), Mr. Agathon Rwasa.

You can follow the newspaper at but I will be reblogging my posts from there on here whenever I write something.

Enjoy and cheers.

Faustin L. Kanuma.

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The Rwanda Focus

The Enigmatic Agathon Rwasa
The photo of Agathon Rwasa, leader of Burundi’s National Forces of Liberation (FNL) party, circulating on social media where he is shown joyously congratulating Pierre Nkurunziza at his swearing in ceremony for a controversial third term as President, must have rankled and perplexed both party loyalists and neutrals.

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The Rwanda Focus

Nkurunziza’s political headache
If you have been following Burundi’s political and security situation, you would be excused for concluding that President Pierre Nkurunziza’s has the survival instincts of the proverbial cat with the nine lives. Of course if you are looking at it from another angle you would wrongly assume that Nkurunziza is still surviving because of his popularity both in the army and in the population.

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