Kampala and how she treats her refugees 


Amidst all the noise about refugees, journalist Onyango Obbo tells us things can be different. 

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

18 thoughts on “Kampala and how she treats her refugees 

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Interesting piece, and it’s good to hear of the state actively promoting integration of refugees. Some would say it is the greatest attribute of civilized behaviour – hospitality, in which case you could also say that a great many of us could learn a great deal from the hospitable peoples of Africa.

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  2. atheistsmeow says:

    Canada has taken in many, & are bringing more.

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  3. Eric Alagan says:

    I like to think of a refugee as someone temporarily displaced. In which case, the ideal is for them to return home.

    If the UN and the world community insists that the home country must take back these people….

    Yup, idealistic.

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    • makagutu says:

      When borders were fluid, refugees would be easily assimilated wherever they were found. With strict national borders and passports and what nots, I agree that the ideal is for them to return home.

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    This writer over emphasizes the positivity of this religiosity, of course. c.f., the “Kill the Gays” law. A nasty combination of traditional patriarchy and imported from the western colonizers religious intolerance.

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    • makagutu says:

      Those laws, I think, should be blamed on the American evangelicals.
      Talking of religious intolerance, I read in a history tract, how this played out between Catholics, protestants and Muslims especially in Uganda.

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      • basenjibrian says:

        Oh no doubt, Maka! And the Tangerine Menace is totally beholden to these toxic fools. (The meme that it was the American working class to blame for Donald is only partly true. It was more the white evangelical vote that gave us this disaster.)

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  5. renudepride says:

    Congratulations on proving that it is fine to welcome strangers into your land. Now can Uganda teach Donald The Fool this lesson? Good job on sharing this, my Kenyan brother! Naked hugs!

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  6. shelldigger says:

    Sort of reminds of a country that was built from refugees. A country that welcomed newcomers with open arms. At least on the face of things. Racial and religious bigotry notwithstanding among communities, things tended to work out eventually.

    That country became a once great nation. It has fallen somewhat since.

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  7. shelldigger says:

    That is a platinum irony.

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