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Opinion

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 ...



Opinion | Gen Otafiire Incident No Laughing Matter By Dismas Nkunda

Dismus Nkunda — We indeed live in strange times. I never thought that one of the most quoted ministers and feared generals, Kahinda Otafiire, could take to his heels, fearing for dear life! I am told this is what happened...


Opinion | Lifting Presidential Age Limit — Why Uganda just can’t stop! By Charles Onyango-Obbo

So, as long expected, the process of amending the Uganda Constitution to remove the 75-year age limit and allow President Yoweri Museveni to continue in office and stand for the nth time in 2021 is underway. Many people are ang...



Opinion | Coffee and Bananas – The end of Buganda, rise of Kampala City State By Charles Onyango Obbo

By Charles Onyango-Obbo — Since the column last week “Ahead of big refugee meet, we go back to old Buganda and Ankole”, I have been inundated by questions about Uganda’s past – and future. Made me realise that the...


Opinion | The Cost of the Peace – Why Bribing MPs to Lift Age Limits is Not a Hare-Brained Idea

By Angelo Izama — The purging of age limits from the Uganda constitution will cost approximately $50 million. This is what MPs are demanding from the NRM according to several interviews – and the gravy rumour mill at Pa...



Opinion | How Ugandans can become billionaires by 2021 — Prof. Samuel Sejjaaka

By Samuel Sejjaaka — One of my favourite sayings is ‘do not ask for too much, the gods might just give it to you.’ Our Zimbabwean brothers and sisters asked for financial freedom and wealth and they became zillionaire...



The Observer Editorial | Kudos to Parliament for passing law ending payment of rent in dollars

Last week, parliament passed a piece of legislation that did not get a lot of media attention but must have, nonetheless, put smiles on the faces of many tenants of commercial properties, especially in the capital Kampala. This...


Daily Monitor | Hurry up and lease your own land! Mengo is onto something on this one — By Daniel K. Kalinaki

By Daniel K. Kalinaki — Plans by the Buganda Land Board to offer 49-year leases over land it manages on behalf of the kingdom have sparked widespread fury. In Bunyoro, the government plans to cancel a land title given to ...






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