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February 22, 2016

President Museveni attended the second, and last, presidential candidates’ debate held on February 13, 2016 at the Serena conference centre. As expected, his attendance generated plenty of pomp and glamour but, perhaps for some, unexpectedly, Museveni performed well in...

January 25, 2016

There has been plenty of debate on whether the January 15 ‘inaugural’ presidential debate was the first of its kind. Does it matter?

 

This was the first time that all presidential aspirants agreed and promised to participate in a debate. President Museveni asserted that...

January 11, 2016

“Sometimes we ask ourselves how it is possible that human injustice persists unabated. The arrogance of the powerful continues to demean the weak, relegating them to the most squalid outskirts of our world.

 

We ask how long human evil will continue to sow violence and h...

January 4, 2016

I was fortunate to attend the Capital Radio lavish end-of-year party that spanned over three venues. Lunch was at a hotel beach after which we boarded, and spent hours on, a boat cruise ending up at another beachfront miles away. Plenty of fun!

 

For me, the fun was some...

December 21, 2015

My sister’s phone was stolen last week!  It is the second one she has lost this year, but she also lost a couple in 2014.

 

She was in a taxi at Usafi car park and had just completed a call. The thief walked up to the window, snatched the phone and calmly walked off.

 

Of...

December 14, 2015

There has been an outcry following President Museveni’s directive to budget for 18 million hoes for free distribution to six million families in 2016.

 

The disappointment is mostly expressed in urban Uganda, especially Kampala. This is understandable because it is the u...

December 7, 2015

Ugandans are euphoric with the single story “#WhatWouldMagufuliDo”, which is trending on social media (Mugendi 2015). Ugandan politicians and ordinary citizens alike want to be seen to be operating or buying into or promising to operate within the logic of the current...

December 7, 2015

A lot has been said about the crowds attending political rallies. Indeed, it is a big discussion point because the bigger the crowd, the bigger the political impression made.

 

See, right now FDC’s Kizza Besigye is being applauded for refusing to join forces with Go Forw...

November 30, 2015

Like many other politically-aware Ugandans, I am now in possession of the plans of the three main contenders in the 2016 presidential race: Yoweri Museveni (NRM), Dr Kizza Besigye (FDC) and Mr Amama Mbabazi (Go Forward).

 

Apart from FDC’s ‘Leap Forward’ presented as a p...

November 23, 2015

The Observer School magazine editorial of November 16, 2015, applauded the Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) for finally managing to work with the Uganda Police Force (UPF).

 

UPF is now taking an active role in Uneb examinations’ supervision. The force’s spokesp...

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