How Bobi Wine rates among Ugandan artists gone anti-establishment

How Bobi Wine rates among Ugandan artists gone anti-establishment

While events to mark 50 years of Uganda’s political independence, were going on, two prominent theatre companies, Afri-Talent and Bakayimbira Dramactors wrote and staged a play; ‘The State of the Nation’ (Ejjirikiti), which was an indictment of the government for its failure to curb corruption and sectarianism among many other ills. The play attracted the […]

Dear Grandpa Museveni, Give Me Anite And Leave Kyagulanyi Alone!

Dear Grandpa Museveni, Give Me Anite And Leave Kyagulanyi Alone!

Dear Jajja Museveni, I have just completed the unenviable and painful task of labouring through the statement that was purportedly written by you in response to my brother Robert Kyagulanyi, a youthful legislator, musical genius and leader who commands a national following. Given the generational nature of this debate, I find it important, in my […]

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

Strengthening East Africa’s Decentralization Through Community Participation

There is increasing evidence that decentralization plays a critical role in empowering local governments to take more control over the delivery of social services. In East Africa, Uganda and Rwanda have taken steps to mainstream decentralization into their governance structures. Uganda adopted a decentralized system with the aim of ensuring that the governance of service […]

OPINION: Civil Aviation Authority clarified, but did not ‘condemn’ ICAO report

OPINION: Civil Aviation Authority clarified, but did not ‘condemn’ ICAO report

We noted with concern the headline ‘CAA upset over Uganda’s negative air safety rating’ in the Daily Monitor of August 10. The detailed explanation of Uganda’s performance in relation to Effective Implementation of safety standards arising out of the 2014 International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) was unfortunately misconstrued as dissatisfaction with […]

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

OPINION by Eric Schwartz. In recent years, the West has become obsessed with the problem of refugees — and generally not in a good way. The United States and other wealthy countries have been unkind at best, and hostile at worst, to refugees. Politicians and voters fixate on security threats, economic costs, the challenges of integration […]

President Museveni’s State-of-the-Nation address 2017

President Museveni’s State-of-the-Nation address 2017

Here is the speech President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered during State-of-the-Nation address at Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday. Greetings,   Madam Speaker, in fulfillment of the Constitutional requirement under article 101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I am here to deliver the State of the Nation Address, 2017.   Madam Speaker […]

Will Ochaya regret dumping KCCA for Shs432m to Zambian minnows?

Will Ochaya regret dumping KCCA for Shs432m to Zambian minnows?

After unsuccessful professional football attempts at Ghana club Asante Kotoko and Vietnam, Uganda Cranes and KCCA leftback Joseph Ochaya has reported signed a multi-million deal in Zambia. Ochaya who had hoped to earn a move to Europe riding on the back of starring for Uganda the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon, a few […]

Understanding ideological confusion

Understanding ideological confusion

In his response to Mr. Odrek’s missive about Africa’s Strongmen, Mr. David Mafabi credits Rwabwogo for contributing to Ideological Confusion, a compliment well deserved since in the spate of about 2 years he (Rwabwogo) has come to be known as “Mr. Ideology” due to his lectures on NRM Ideology around the country. Mafabi in his […]

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