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Opinion

The Observer | ‘Uganda’s opposition has always been part of NRM gov’t’ Written by George W. Kanyeihamba

The Observer — In real democracies, it is opposition political parties and groups that keep governments in check and criticize executive failures or excesses. To do so, they must be principled, constitutional and vigilant...


Opinion | Response to Andrew Mwenda’s Uganda Election Diagnosis – Blame the Victim and the Messenger.

The ability of the Uganda government and journalists to define political narrative is gradually slipping out of their grasp which is evident in Andrew Mwenda’s desperate attempt to re-diagnose the tragedy of Uganda’s recent...



Opinion | The Last Word – How Museveni got 60% of the votes and Besigye won the election By Andrew Mwenda

The subject of who won the February 18 election seems to be settled among supporters of Dr. Kizza Besigye. They believe their candidate won. I have also met supporters of President Yoweri Museveni who suspect Besigye’s claims...



Opinion |“I am America” – And so what? By Tumusiime K. Deo

Kampala, Uganda 13/4/2016:  When we were little children, we were often warned not to play with fire. If we did not listen, two things were bound to happen; either we would get burnt, or the fire went out of hand and got wild,...


Opinion | An unofficial guide to the upcoming Election Petition ruling – By Angelo Izama

On law and the state Luke 20:46/47 ” Be on your guard against the teachers of the Law, who like to walk about in long robes and love to be greeted with respect in the market place…Their punishment will be all the w...



Daily Monitor Commentary | It’s a Joy Campaigning For NRM; The Party Is Simply Unstoppable – By Yoweri K. Museveni

I would like to inform the reader that by December 15, 2015, I have addressed 104 constituency rallies out of the total of 290 constituencies. This is in 48 districts of the 112 districts of Uganda. What is remarkable is that a...



By Muniini K. Mulera | Mbabazi, Museveni 10-year War for Control of NRM and the Country

Dear Tingasiga, The Museveni regime’s assault against Amama Mbabazi’s campaign continues. No surprise, of course. When it became very clear that Mbabazi would seek the presidency, Yoweri Museveni’s courtiers f...


Opinion | An Outsider’s View Of The Kampala Lord Mayor’s Woes – By Moses Khisa

For his sheer resilience, consistence, and determination, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago stands out in the current struggle against a corrupt and decadent system of rule superintended by General Museveni. Critics, mostly us t...



Opinion | Why We Can’t Have a Presidential Contest of Policies or Programs By Moses Khisa

An often-repeated lie is that Gen Museveni is a strong ‘policy presidential’ candidate. That he wins because he presents the best policy packages while his opponents, principally Dr Kizza Besigye, lack a persuasive policy ...


The Observer | How dancing Mbabazi is getting his crowds

Opinion — Before former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi hit the campaign trail, critics said he would not be able to marshal huge numbers of supporters because he was deemed unpopular and out of touch with ordinary Ugandans....



Election Politics | Amama Mbabazi is not after FDC’s lunch By Mathias Mpuuga

In his Observer column on September 30, 2015, Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda brilliantly warned against friendly fire in the race for a joint opposition presidential flag bearer. He asked the sides of John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and Dr...



Opinion | Paul L. Mukasa | My Impressions of Mbabazi’s Acceptance Speech

Opinion – I have finally managed to sit down and read John Patrick Amama Mbabazi’s acceptance speech following his nomination at Nambole this week and here is my assessment. It was a smart, idealistic and visionary spee...


The Observer | Credible Election, Not Crowds, Will End Museveni Misrule By Moses Khisa

Opinion — Since Tuesday, the key talking point has been who, among the three leading presidential candidates Amama Mbabazi, Kizza Besigye, and Yoweri Museveni, pulled off the biggest show of support. The talk has been mor...



The Observer | Making Sense of the NRM Election Mess By Moses Khisa

Tuesday’s primary elections for the ruling National Resistance Movement had twists and turns, some interesting, others a cause for trepidation for many Ugandans. Now, I must start with a caveat. As I have argued in this colum...



Opinion | Mbabazi cheapens his supporters as Besigye hides inside FDC – By Betty Nambooze-Bakireke

Amama Mbabazi has been known to keep silent, build tension and interest and then open up to the anticipating public. This may be a strategy on his part, but it could as well raise questions of transparency and honesty. This br...


Opinion | “Journalists Working With Opposition Parties Are Partisan” Kayihura   By Arthur M. M. Katabalwa

Chief of The Ugandan Inspector General Of Police General Kale Kayihura has warned Ugandan NBS and NTV televisions against embedding journalists with the opposition as according to him this is not good journalism. This was at a ...



Daily Monitor | Besigye, Mbabazi give Museveni chance to choose main opponent

Daily Monitor — Joseph Tamale Mirundi is a funny man. Asked who between Dr Kizza Besigye and Mr Amama Mbabazi he would rather President Museveni faces in next year’s election, he says: “It is like asking a Muslim whet...


The Observer | Besigye, Amama – Friendly fire kills! By Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda

Political formations are taking shape as nominations for the 2016 presidential elections draw nearer. It is now official that the opposition will field two high-profile personalities – Col Kizza Besigye and Mr John Patrick A...



Opinion | By Robert Sebuhinja K. | Andrew Mwenda to Obama: Missing the point?

Opinion — Mid-morning (30th July 2015), I happened to come across a Facebook post (entirely by chance since I hardly spend any time on Facebook nowadays as opposed to Twitter). The post happened to be a video shared by t...



Opinion | Amama Mbabazi – Is His Campaign Becoming A Still Birth? By Arthur M. M. Katabalwa.

There is a deafening silence around these days and I am not sure whether it is only me who has noticed it or not. The last year has been dominated by Hon. Amama Mbabazi in the media despite the fact that he was not saying much....


Opinion By Arthur M. M. Katabalwa | John Patrick Amama Mbabazi – Even The Rank And File Police Are Worried!

Opinion — I had just had a casual stroll through the throngs of people at Kira road police station and the tension in the air was palpable. In the heat of the afternoon sun, one was able to see that something momentous wa...






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