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Uganda has been one of the rainiest places in Africa ever since Winston Churchill came over, took one look and said, “This place is like a pearl
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You now pearls are found in the ocean. It rains so much around here, it’s like this place is in an ocean. I’m going to call it the pearl of Africa and then colonise and exploit it.” Then he laughed his wicked imperialist laugh. But even after 57 years of independence we still act shocked and unprepared when it rains in Kampala. This is a transcript of a Kampalan’s thoughts when it begins to rain. “What is going on? Bagyenzi? It’s like as if oba mineral water but instead of coming from bottles it is coming from up where the...