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Opinion

Opinion | ‘Mbabazi Could Do With Some Honesty’ By Don Wanyama Former Managing Editor Daily Monitor

In October, 2008, Amama Mbabazi, who was the Security Minister, was a man under siege. The parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises had just finished writing its report about the now i...


Opinion – By Arthur M. Katabalwa | The ‘Summers’ Have Arrived For Christmas!!!

This is my first Christmas in Uganda since 1996. Admittedly I was here in 2009 but I arrived in the morning and I came back to escort my father on his final journey. So I don’t really count that as having spent it here. M...



Weekly Observer | Why do you so fear competition, Chairman? By Moses Khisa

This is what Ms Jacqueline Mbabazi, Women’s League Chairperson of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), reportedly asked President Yoweri Museveni at the party’s politburo meeting last Saturday. Ms Mbabazi, it shou...



Opinion | Daniel Kalinaki | On Amama Mbabazi’s Loyalty, Enemies and Sacking – The East African!

President Yoweri Museveni asked Amama Mbabazi to resign as prime minister, then sacked him before he could jump, according to people familiar with the matter. The president and premier are said to have met last weekend to try ...


The Field Marshal’s Report Card | Amin – The ‘idiot’ Who Built Mpoma Satellite Station

While addressing a meeting of religious leaders of the Inter Religious Leaders Council of Uganda who met recently in Kampala, President Museveni described former President Idi Amin as an “idiot”. The President said: “Ami...



Daniel Kalinaki | The UBC land saga and a peek into the sausage-making in our corrupt land deals

The company received the lease on December 7, 2009 and put the land on the market four days later and sold it in July 2010 without paying a cent for it. — In 2011, John Njoroge, then an investigative journalist with this...



Charles Onyango Obbo | Museveni vs Kagame | From ‘What’s Africa’s problem?’ to ‘What is Kaguta’s Problem?’

Last week, President Yoweri Museveni was in Rwanda for a regional meeting on the Northern Corridor, to attend the country’s 20th Liberation Day anniversary, and to speak at a pan-African Youth Conference. He was on form. Thou...


Opinion | For African Presidents to give up power easily, trim their powers – By Beti Olive Kamya

The Daily Monitor of May 16 published a story titled “US to (African) leaders: Stop clinging to power”, which was attributed to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Assistance Secretary of State for African Affairs. The official...



Daily Monitor OPED | Museveni should know alot about electoral fraud; He is a beneficiary – By Daniel Kalinaki

President Museveni this week issued a statement on “Election Rigging in Uganda, 1961-2014”. He recounted, in detail, rigging in the 1961 and 1962 elections, outlined improvements since, and then, clearly upset by the NRM...


New York Times | Uganda’s Ticking Bomb – Growing Unemployment By James K. Arinaitwe

KAMPALA, Uganda — In March, the United States sent 150 Air Force Special Operations forces along with military aircraft to Uganda to help capture Joseph Kony, whose Lord’s Resistance Army has terrorized the country for deca...



Opinion | Electoral democracy – These are the reforms Uganda needs By Ken Lukyamuzi

“Electoral democracy” denotes free elections which in law symbolizes a political system which guarantees each voter a right to vote according to his or her conscience. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, clarified that there ...



Opinion | General Aronda, deal with the stench coming out of the Passport Office – By Daniel Kalinaki

There is a stink wafting out of Old Port Bell Road in Kampala. In all fairness, this street has always had a bad smell: from the curing tobacco in the BAT premises, to the burning carcasses in the city abattoir to, farther ahea...


Opinion | Daniel Kalinaki – Raise your hand up if you want to start a revolution in Uganda’s education system

Summary – The majority in the middle whose children go to private local schools where cramming and an unhealthy obsession with passing exams produces children with large memories but empty heads. — Every morning ac...



Opinion | By Okodan Akwap – No political party can dominate power forever

Some people erroneously believe that the renowned American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, who died in 1947 aged 83, invented the automobile (car). He did not. Some others equally err in believi...



Opinion | By David F. K. Mpanga | Why Are Presidential Aspirations Criminalized?

By David F. K. Mpanga — There is a tendency in Uganda, to personalize matters. Instead of looking at the causes of events and analyzing any underlying trends, we are content to focus on the transient and the trivial. The...


Opinion | Charles Onyango Obbo | Wishing Museveni bad luck and misfortune will not end his rule

After President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gays Bill, a couple of very interesting things have happened. At home, some of his previously outspoken critics have supported him. Internationally, some of his rather uncritical...



Opinion | Machiavellian Games of NRM Presidential Politics – MUNIINI K. MULERA

Dear Tingasiga — In 2003, I received a visitor from Uganda, a cabinet minister in the government of President Museveni, on a mission to woo me back to the National Resistance Movement (NRM.) After the usual nice words abo...


The Daily Monitor | We should know Museveni’s successor now – Nagenda

IN SUMMARY — I have far more interests in seeing how we can decide on somebody to come after Museveni, so that we are not taken by surprise. Can you imagine if, as I said, Museveni died, and all of a sudden people [who h...



Opinion | Dual Citizenship Negates One’s Loyalty – The New Vision

Disclaimer – The article below first appeared as an opinion piece against Dual Citizenship by By James Katongana in the New Vision, This is contrary to the position held by Ugandan Diaspora News but for purposes of debate...



Opinion | Inside Uganda Politics | The Battle For 2016 – By Andrew Mwenda

The inside story by Andrew Mwenda — An inside account of the war between Museveni and Mbabazi In 2012, President Yoweri Museveni wrote an unusual letter to the Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Emmanuel Tumusime-Mutebile. T...


Opinion | This American Life By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo – Correct Me If I am Right!

You come to America, young and dashing, on full scholarship, finish school, get a great job, marry a glamorous spouse, have cute children, and retire at a young age with a great pension, portfolio and posture. …And live happi...






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