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Opinion

Daily Monitor OP-ED | Letter To President Yoweri Museveni

The letter below is an OP-ED piece written by Hon. Jack Sabiiti MP for Rukiga County. It appeared in the Daily Monitor as a response to the President’s UN Speech regarding the ICC. — IN SUMMARY-For all intents and p...


Opinion | The Day We Treat Museveni At Mulago, We Can Start Calling Uganda Developed

By Daniel Kalinaki – In 1986, Uganda, then coming off five years of war and 20 years of instability, had a national airline, a cargo and passenger rail service, and a health system that worked.  Kampala had a commuter bu...



Opinion | The New York Times | The Global Elite’s Favorite Strongman – Paul Kagame Revealed

Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, agreed to meet me at 11 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Kagame’s office is on top of a hill near the center of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, and I took a taxi there, driven by a man in a suit an...



Opinion | Does Makerere University Need To Beg The President For An Investor? – By Isaac Sebakijje.

I am commenting on the headline article which was published in The Daily Monitor on Thursday August 22, 2013. It was entitled “Get us land investor, Makerere begs Museveni” In that national paper, it was reported that the ...


Lee Kuan Yew & Singapore – What Africa can learn. Part One

Singapore, the island city-state, has achieved staggering economic success in the past 50 years. With little natural resources of its own, its food requirements almost entirely imported, with no fresh water resources to write h...



Opinion | The Technology Race To Determine Africa’s Digital Mecca – The East African

By Charles Onyango Obbo — There has been a silent technology race in Africa in recent years between Nairobi, Johannesburg-Cape Town, Lagos and Accra to settle which capital will emerge as the continent’s Digital Mecca. ...



Opinion | Prof. Mahmood Mamdani On Why Raila Odinga Lost – The Sunday Monitor

What are the issues? The overriding issues in the Kenyan election were two: Land and the International Criminal Court (ICC). In highlighting the land question, CORD hoped to win in two places where this question is the most vol...


A well-deserved farewell | Kibaki and the rise of the ‘minimalist presidency’ – By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO

Whether or not a clear winner emerges from Monday’s election thus avoiding a second-round run-off in April, one thing is for sure: In State House, President Mwai Kibaki will be packing his last suitcases, preparing to clear o...



New Africa Magazine | Forgetting The “Big Man Syndrome” Kibaki’s Legacy As The Infrastructure President

Next month President Mwai Kibaki will be leaving the scene and as he saunters into retirement, he will be remembered for many things. One point stands out and even his harshest critics admit – his legacy as “the infrastruct...


The Uganda Observer Editorial | Museveni’s Coup Talk is Regressive

President Museveni and Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga are reported to have warned the politicians that if they do not behave properly, the army might shoot its way into power. The two leaders have now been joined by the Chief...



New York Times OP-ED | Homeward Bond

  By NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA and DILIP RATHA — HERE’S a statistic you may not be aware of: about 50 percent of the world’s uncultivated, arable land is in Africa. This abundance of potential farmland offers Africa t...



Opinion | In praise of the despised, ridiculed Nkuba kyeyos – By Muniini K. Mulera

  Dear Tingasiga: Many Ugandans despise us. We are the Nkuba kyeyo, a Luganda phrase that literally means: “I am a sweeper”, as in sweeping the streets and other facilities in foreign lands. It is used as a derogatory...


The New York Times OP-ED | To Save Congo, Let It Fall Apart

THE Democratic Republic of Congo, which erupted in violence again earlier this month, ought to be one of the richest countries in the world. Its immense mineral reserves are currently valued by some estimates at more than $24 t...



Opinion Piece | Uganda’s Foreign Service Chokes With Failed Politicians

By Tabu Butagira and Sheila Naturinda — President Museveni is increasingly tapping election losers as ambassadors, turning an otherwise coveted Foreign Service into a dumping ground for political rejects. This, according...





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