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Bringing Ageing to Life

Author: Charlotte Hawkins On 8th June, the ASSA team will host a workshop to bring together different anthropologists of ageing. This will include discussion of comparative papers from…

Book Review: The Religion of the Central Luo by Okot p’Bitek

LSE Professor Tim Allen reflects on the profound impact that Ugandan poet Okot p’Bitek‘s The Religion of the Central Luo had on his own approach to fieldwork among…

An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the Smartphone Age

Author: Charlotte Hawkins As part of the ASSA project, we are currently working to publish a volume called: ‘An Anthropological Approach to mHealth: Health & Care in the…

2021 round-up and happy new year!

By Danny Miller and Laura Haapio-Kirk 2021, despite its difficulties, has been a key year for the ASSA project. The high point for us was in May with…

Illustrating ASSA’s findings with comics – part 3

By Georgiana Murariu & Laura Haapio-Kirk In this blog post, we present the third comic in our ASSA comics series – this time set in Lusozi, a neighbourhood…

The Logic of Contesting States During a Crisis: Revelations from Uganda’s COVID-19 Fight by Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa

On March 12th, 2021, students at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science andTechnology (MUST) organised a strike. The strike, the students argued, was both a protest against online lectures…

“Escaping from Quarantine” from Quarantined: My Ordeal in Uganda’s Covid-19 Isolation Centers by Jimmy Spire Ssentongo

Few published works of creative non-fiction exist on COVID-19 in Africa. With the publication of QUARANTINED, Ugandan intellectual and philosopher, Jimmy Spire Ssentongo has painted a behind-the-scen…

When ‘a People’s War’ Turns Against Them: Reflections on Uganda’s ‘War of the Wananchi’ against COVID-19 by Adventino Banjwa

Introduction “This is a people’s war”, declared President Museveni after the country’s first COVID-19 case, adding, “I have come here to lead the war of the wananchi [against…

Why is there Need for Long-Term Investment in the Uganda Virus Research Institute, The Home of Zika? by Julia Ross Cummiskey

For Luganda click here. In early 2016, people across the United States became aware of a new threat—Zika virus. A New York Times article that April featured a…

Development for somebody else, by Alexander Öbom

Motorcycle-taxi driving: one of few new jobs in Kisoro district. Drivers often rent their vehicle from someone else, who can afford to buy it. Alexander Öbom graduated from…

Love and the Pursuit of Home after War

Among Acholis, ideals of home and a good life are resilient even if everyday realities increasingly diverge from such aspirations. There is a tendency to think about love…

‘Inclusive WASH’ – Contested assumptions about bodies and personhood in a Ugandan refugee settlement

As I skimmed through the first pages of the shiny brochure of the ‘Inclusive WASH’ project, I suddenly recognized some of the people that the leaflet depicted in…

Urban kinship: the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in African cities, by Jesper Bjarnesen and Mats Utas

It is our pleasure and privilege to introduce a special issue of Africa, exploring the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in six African cities. To understand how social…

Beyond ABC: Sexual Mobility in Uganda

by Esther Platteeuw

Fighting a silent killer in the slums

  By Vera van Rijn Although the media frequently reports on African children dying from malaria or HIV, it is actually pneumonia that is the biggest killer in…

Beyond ABC: sexual mobility in Uganda

Beyond ABC: sexual mobility in Uganda By Esther Platteeuw Quote on a classroom wall in Wairaka – From January to March 2017 I conducted my fieldwork in Uganda to…

Het verhaal achter haar Ugandese haar

“Een vriendin op een ‘boda boda’ (motortaxi) op weg naar het Victoriameer” Door Esther Platteeuw            Op een warme dag in maart loop ik in de straten van Jinja…

Writing and Research in a Conflict Zone

For the activist-scholar research can mean navigating between different audiences, modes, and ethics of representation. When the Kony 2012 video went viral, it sparked numerous conversations about Wes…

An Option with no Choice? The Role of Preventive Technologies in (Dis-)Locating a Malaria Epidemic

Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) René Umlauf This photo was taken 31st of August 2016. It shows the compound of Gulu’s District Health Administration, which was used…

Humanitären Flüchtlingsschutz entwicklungsorientiert gestalten?Erfahrungen aus Uganda

Welche Rolle kann Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im humanitären Flüchtlingsschutz spielen? Während in den vergangenen Monaten häufig diskutiert wurde, wie Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zur „Fluchtursachenbek…

Nicht so lange herAls Menschen aus Europa nach Afrika flohen

Vor rund siebzig Jahren lebten tausende Europäerinnen und Europäer in afrikanischen Flüchtlingslagern. Im Folgenden gebe ich einen Überblick über diese Fluchtbewegungen und erzähle vor allem die Gesch…

Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…

Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…

Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Image 1: Traders and Transport Options on the Border of Kenya and Uganda. Photo credit: Niti Bhan. Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara…