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Opinion | From Pimps to Launderers, the Empire will fight back! By Daniel Kalinaki

I can think of many friends who would flee at the first sign of trouble with the law. Robo would disappear in his coffee shamba and reappear in Manafwa under a new identity. OO would be found trying to scale the fence at State ...


Opinion | A tale of two women united in grief, in a country torn apart by greed and violence – Daniel Kalinaki

She sits on the pavement, one hand supporting her spare body, while the other is held close to her chest by that of her attacker. He is crouched over her like a tiger, a hammer raised in his right hand, ready to strike. She sit...



Opinion | President Museveni Responds to Social Media Followers in a Latest Bazukulu Missive

Countrymen, Countrywomen and, especially the Bazukulu. Greetings again from the old man with a hat. When I last sent out a missive, it was talking about the prominent Ugandans that had died and what I knew about them. These wer...



Opinion | Withdrawing National Social Security Fund Savings Will Not Solve Corona Hunger – By Daniel K. Kalinaki

By Daniel K. Kalinaki — As soon as the crunch from the lockdown forced upon us by the coronavirus disease started biting, calls emerged for the National Social Security Fund to “do in themselves a job”, as we say, and...




Opinion | Good schools might give good grades but you just can’t put a price on class By Daniel K Kalinaki

By Daniel K Kalinaki — The PLE results released last week upset the academic form tables. Previously unheard-of schools, some no more than a cluster of desks under leaky roofs, reportedly performed better than city A-list...


Opinion | What is the Post Museveni Agenda? Dr Martin M. Lwanga

Opinion — In 1979 as the war to evict dictator Idi Amin gathered pace concerned Ugandan leaders at the time convened at Moshi in Tanzania to put together a government to manage the country once the Amin regime fell. Altho...



Opinion | Museveni’s government is in disarray but why won’t it fall? By Andrew M. Mwenda

The recent crackdown on pro “Free Bobi Wine” protesters in Kampala is not a sign of President Yoweri Museveni’s strength but vulnerability. This crackdown is being conducted by the police reinforced by the army. The soldi...


Opinion | Smile for the Camera, said the Cop to the Suspect: Guilty or not, you must be on TV – By Jack Daniel Kalinaki

A few days ago, the police arrested a man in connection with the death of popular musician Mowzey Radio. Media platforms were awash with pictures of the man, including one, apparently handed out by the authorities, in which a p...



Opinion | Age Limit, Finally Another Cycle Of Deception Is Over – What Next? — By Hussein Kyanjo

Opinion — Ugandans have just witnessed another example of elite craft against the people’s will. We have seen all main participants at different stages playing their role. We saw the decoy of a private member and hi...



Opinion | The president-for-life train is going full steam ahead in Uganda – By Charles Onyango-Obbo

In Summary — There are people who are laughing at this point, but one has to admit the genius of it. Museveni’s president-for-life quest is also his retirement plan, if that makes sense. Having played coy in the early s...


Opinion | Amuriat victory against Muntu sets FDC on a clearer path By Munini Mulera

Dear Tingasiga; After a gruelling, but free competition for its top position, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has elected Patrick Oboi Amuriat as its president. I congratulate Amuriat and wish him great success and God’...



The Observer | Mugabe goes but the Problems Stay — By Moses Khisa

Opinion — It’s one thing to rule a country for 37 years. It’s quite another to do so up to age 93. It’s also entirely another to bow out under remotely humiliating circumstances. But state power is unparalleled in i...



Opinion | The real crisis of the NRM and the failure to Justify the Age Limit debate By Andrew Mwenda

By Andrew Mwenda — The debate on the proposed amendment of the constitution to remove the age limit has gathered a lot of momentum. Across the country people are debating. Yet the NRM which began it still lacks a sense of...


Opinion | Desecration of Uganda Police Force By Moses Khisa

By Moses Khisa — Uganda’s self-declared political ‘liberators’ who arrived in 1986 labelled the extant Uganda Police Force as an anti-people establishment. It was a colonially oriented state coercive institution...



Opinion | Kadaga acted within provisions of Parliament rules of procedure – By Chris Obore

By Chris Obore — Former ambassador William G Naggaga wrote so many assumptions and falsehoods in Daily Monitor of October 9 regarding the events in Parliament and particularly Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. He said the situation...


Opinion | Understanding the Museveni Trap By Moses Khisa

By Moses Khisa — Writing a newspaper column every week can get rather tiring, not so much for want of the energy to write as for a sense of deja vu feeling and emptiness of thinking. Over the last couple of weeks, with th...



Opinion | It’s good for the age limit to be removed at gun point By Charles Onyango-Obbo

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO — Last week in these pages, Makerere University law don Joe Oloka-Onyango writing about the military siege of the Uganda Parliament ahead of an expected move to amend the Constitution and remove th...



Post Election Analysis | UNAA’s Free and Fairly Fraudulent Elections – By Daniel Kawuma

By Daniel Kawuma — After the announcement of the election results in Miami, as a candidate for UNAA President, my responsibility was to honor the will of the people and shake the hands of my opponent. That is the script I...


The Observer | The media missed some facts about Crane bank closure by Prof. Emmanuel T Mutebile

By Prof. Emmanuel T Mutebile – The failure and subsequent resolution of Crane bank has continued to dominate news headlines. Unfortunately, much of the commentary on this issue, in the mainstream media, and especially on ...






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