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Idle thoughts on Robert Mugabe and his African freedom fighter credentials. So much has been said and will be said about comrade Robert Mugabe, an admirable statesman and one of the last living effigies of the African struggle for self determination who sacrificed so much of his adult life to rid his people of the …

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By Chris Obore Ever since medical doctors started their rightful agitation for improved salaries and downed their tools, the leader of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr Ekwaro Obuku, has made it a tradition to lampoon Members of Parliament. He has given media interviews saying the country can do without MPs, but not doctors. Such statements …

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By Andrew M. Mwenda The fall of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been welcomed by many Ugandans with excitement. For many people tired of President Yoweri Museveni’s long rule, Mugabe’s fall gives hope that their nightmare is about to end. That a long serving president who had ruled his country like a colossus can …

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Andrew Mwenda (R) with Presidents Kagame and Museveni at the latter's farm in Kisozi

By Andrew Mwenda The debate on the proposed amendment of the constitution to remove the age limit has gathered a lot of momentum. Yet the NRM which began it still lacks a sense of purpose and direction. It has no credible explanation why this amendment is necessary. The issue in this debate is not really …

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By Jackson Emanzi Uganda’s population is projected to grow from 37 million today to 41.2 million by 2020 (UBOS) and yet the country currently has a housing deficit that stands at close to 1.2 million units, with Kampala at a staggering deficit of over 200,000 units. To compound this concern, the Uganda Vision 2040 report …

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By Ronald Bills Agaba Last week, news filtered in about the purported sacking of the country’s largest social savings fund, the NSSF’s Deputy managing director Ms. Geraldine Ssali. Her crime – being ‘abrasive’ her name became prominent in the media when she took over management of the Fund in acting capacity back in 2014. Hard evidence …

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By Gen Mugisha Muntu (Rtd) This week in South-western Uganda, people from all walks of life made their voices heard. It is obvious that the population is tired of Gen. Museveni’s highhanded and selfish hang onto power. The question that is being asked, is how do we achieve change? My response now, as it has …

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 By Andrew Mwenda So Bobi Wine issued a “letter to Young Ugandans” in which he claims that colonialism marked Uganda’s golden age. This is the problem with President Yoweri Museveni’s critics – always ignorant and emotional and their arguments always lack substance in both matter and manner. I really don’t want to defend Museveni because …

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A fallacy is generally defined as “a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments” or simply put, “it is faulty reasoning.” In the debate over the amendment of Article 102 (b), which sets the minimum age of the President at 35 and maximum at 75, the Opposition that is against the proposed amendment, has …

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Gen Mugisha Muntu became FDC Party President on 22nd November 2012 after winning a highly competitive race between him, Hon. Nathan Nandala Mafabi who was the Leader of Opposition in Parliament and the Party’s Deputy Treasurer General and Hon. Ekanya Godfrey. This election came after the 2011 general elections and the Civic Action Activities code …

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