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Opinion

Opinion | Are Ugandans lazy? By Dr. Ian Clarke‏

By Dr. Ian Clarke — The World Economic Forum has rated Uganda’s labour productivity among the bottom 25, out of 144 countries over the past five years. Also, the Global Competitiveness Report 2014 indicated that Uganda ...


Opinion | Uganda – Nothing to Sell but Museveni Is Looking for Foreign Markets By Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda

Opinion — Our great brother revolutionary leader Gen Yoweri Museveni and his dear wife Janet Kataaha who is also minister of education and sports were in Qatar last week. They were accompanied by, among others, their in-l...



Stella Nyanzi | Has Social Media Gone Haywire? By Nobert Mao

By Norbert Mao — The arrest and incarceration of Dr Stella Nyanzi has grabbed international headlines. Many commentators say she has been sinned against more than she has sinned. The State is now groping in the dark as he...



Uganda | An Economy of Per Diem By Timothy Kalyegira

By Timothy Kalyegira — In the late 1980s, Rakai District in southern Uganda became the epicentre of the Aids pandemic. At the height of the crisis, the entire young adult population of homes and villages was wiped out. Ch...


Opinion | Here is the naked truth about trying to silence Stella Nyanzi By Daniel K. Kalinaki

By Daniel K. Kalinaki — I have never met Stella Nyanzi in the flesh, not even when she, uh, laid bare her frustrations – and a lot more than just the proverbial pound of flesh – in her infamous fight with Prof Mahmood...



Opinion | The Confusion, Ingratitude As Well As The Danger Of Western Liberals And The Trump Therapy – By President Yoweri K. Museveni

I have been either closely following or actively involved in World and African political events for the last 56 years. In those 56 years, I have noticed many happenings, behaviours, etc. One of the groups that I have observed w...



Opinion | African Nations Increasingly Silence Internet to Stem Protests — The New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — Julius Ikena’s trade business is at a standstill because he cannot make electronic payments to his partners. Andrew Mofor cannot get access to the small fortune — 800 euros, or about $850 — that his dau...


Daily Monitor | Opinion | If Eala Aspirants Have to Bribe MPs For Votes, What’s Left? By Charles Onyango-Obbo

Opinion — When I read in Daily Monitor that money was changing hands in the campaigns for what it called “the much coveted East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) seats”, I wondered why it took so long. The report sa...



Daily Monitor | Presidential Handshake Is A Sign Of The Oil Curse

By Expedito Olimi — It’s close to a fortnight that Uganda is filled with utterances against the action of presidential handshake which saw the government’s treasury lose Shs6 billion. The money in question was given a...


Opinion | Western neo-imperialism and Africa’s weaknesses By President Yoweri Museveni

In recent months, two western ruling groups have suffered defeat in the elections. Although it is not the culture of Africans to talk about other people’s “houses” (internal affairs of other people), I feel compelled to c...



US Elections | How Hillary Clinton Lost The Election And Donald Trump Won The Electoral College Vote – By Ronnie Mayanja

By Ronnie Mayanja — On November 8th, like most Americans, I went to the polls to carry out my civic duty by exercising my right to vote as enshrined in the 15th Amendment of the U.S Constitution. In a race that had so div...



Opinion | The October Surprise and Why This US Election Will Shock The World — By Ronnie Mayanja

By Ronnie Mayanja — They say 24 hours is a very short time for a news cycle in America. The debates came and went and we are about one week away from what will go down in US history as perhaps the dirtiest and most stress...


The Observer | Why our economy is on shaky ground — By Moses Khisa

It’s rather post-hoc, but looking back, it’s not difficult to see there was something superficial about Crane bank: the rapid opening of new upcountry branches complete with fancy and palatial buildings, reported exponentia...



Opinion | What We Got Wrong on Privatization — By Samuel Sejjaaka

Opinion — Through out the eighties and nineties, the buzzword in economic management was liberalization. Arising out of the ‘Washington Consensus’, and the reforms of Margaret Thatcher in the UK, we in the third world...



Opinion | Parasitic Uganda National Diaspora Policy: Remit Your Earnings and Shush!

By Dr. Daniel Kawuma — The Diaspora was once ignored and characterized as a stain on the motherland. A symbol of the tragedy surrounding Uganda’s economic stagnation, social despondence and political malfeasance. Diaspo...


Opinion | Ugandan MPs and their demand for VIP funerals — By Munini K. Mulera

Ugandan MPs continue to shock us with their shamefully unquenchable thirst for public cash. In a country where 67 per cent of the population is “vulnerable to poverty”, the legislators are awarding themselves nearly Sh. 68 ...



Opinion | When Per Diem Becomes Income — By Samuel Sejjaaka

By Samuel Sejjaaka — You would never know what ‘per diem’ means until you got yourself a job with the government. I first came across this term in 1988 when I joined the public service. Like all things public, per di...


Opinion | Rebuttal to Whitaker | Uganda’s Foreign Sanitizer – The Whi-Takers and the Losers

By Dr. Daniel Kawuma — Following a grueling season of bad press and missteps by the Ugandan government, it was inevitable that they would recruit the Washington DC based Whitaker Group to sing hymns of praises and great f...



Opinion| Museveni Inauguration | Amateur theatrics; An insult to Africa By Rosa Whitaker

Last week, I watched with dismay as two American diplomats walked out on the inaugural address of a respected African leader who continues to make a major contribution to our shared objectives in the region and who has been a s...



The Sunday Monitor | Besigye Charged In Moroto | When does one commit treason?

Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye was charged last friday with treason and remanded to Moroto Government prison. Dr. Besigye was charged at about 6.30pm in Moroto Chief Magistrate...


Columbia Journalism Review | Is social media the newest front in Uganda’s war with the press?

KAMPALA, UGANDA—The night before Uganda’s February 18 presidential vote, David Tumusiime went to bed with a firm plan in place for the next day’s coverage. The website editor for Uganda Radio Network (URN), a syndicate of...






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