Land of a Thousand Hills


American economist Thomas Sowell once wrote “You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.”  The less I write here about Ugandan bureaucracy, the better.  Suffice it to say that, like

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Justice Matters


“Andrew Caplen has a passion for justice ‒ both in its legal sense and as an essential facet of the God’s character and the Christian life”. These words introduce the blog of Andrew Caplen. Andrew is the Immediate Past President

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Home Assignment

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My first home assignment in the UK has nearly arrived after an eventful two years which have involved learning to live in oppressive humidity, gaining a second language, gradually getting to grips with new cultural norms…oh and acquiring a wife! Annet

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A Tale of Two Weddings


Getting married is exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. Getting married twice in two days is to endure a financial, emotional and physical crucible. Yet last month I experienced such heights of joy and fatigue as I married fellow BMS

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The Face of Justice


Glancing around at the curios on display my eyes alighted upon a striking wooden mask with smoothed yet well-defined features, cheeks and forehead etched with a bi-coloured pattern of triangles. I turned to the shop attendant, “Excuse me, do you

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Tales from the riverbank


“…at last he came to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees…”  (The Elephant’s Child, Rudyard Kipling) Mozambique is a land of great rivers, twenty-five of them in fact. Zambezi, Licungo, Pungwe, Ruvuma,

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