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Politics

Dembe ~ New Patriotic Music Video by Bobi Wine, Calling For Peaceful Ugandan Elections

It is refreshing to see Ugandan Music going back to its roots as a medium for conveying a message of Patriotism. This is a great tribute from a voice speaking for peace in Uganda. Bobbi Wine is offering us a better option durin...


Opinion ~ Bebe Cool Responds to Critics of his Support for President Museveni

Soon after Musician Maurice Kirya came out with a statement about the lost opportunity by the Artists who attended the Dinner at Speke Resort Munyonyo, to launch the Tubonga Naawe Song intended to support President Museveni...



Opinion ~ Juliana Kanyomozi Responds to Critics of her Support for President Museveni

As fallout from the recently concluded Artistes’ dinner at Speke Resort Munyonyo, continues to mount, a number of the artists who attended the event are continuing to express their opinion on why they attended and why the...



Opinion ~ Maurice Kirya, Says Ugandan Artistes’ Big Dinner with President Museveni, a Missed Opportunity

Social Media has been awash with vibrant photos from the recently concluded dinner hosted by President Museveni, featuring many Ugandan Musicians, Comedians, Actors, and key people from the Ugandan Entertainment Industry. One o...


Video ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony ~ Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Video from the House Foreign Affairs Committee ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: Continuing U.S. Support Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations R...



These are the top four Lord’s Resistance Army leaders captured or killed since 2011

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post ~ As the U.S.-backed operation to find Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), enters its fifth year, here is a look back on some of Kony’s top comman...



U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony

By Craig Whitlock and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washingtong Post ~ U.S. Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the African warlord ­Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless e...


Joseph Kony and Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army

By Ledio Cakaj, The New Yorker ~ Vincent Okumu Binansio, nicknamed Binany, was one of the many children who have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. Captured in the mid-nineties, when the group was...



How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund the Hunt for Joseph Kony

By Elizabeth Rubin, The New Yorker ~ One night in July, 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer and activist from San Antonio, Texas, and the mother of two young boys, found herself seated across from the chief of the Ugandan Ar...


Uganda’s Leap Forward | Rtd. Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu’s Speech at the launch of FDC Party Agenda

Your Excellencies — Invited Guests, Ladies and gentlemen in your respective capacities On behalf of the members and supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change and many Ugandans across this country who share the value...



South Sudan’s child soldiers ~ A step backwards

IRINEWS, AFRICA, By Kenneth Odiwuor ~ NAIROBI, 25 August 2014 (IRIN) – The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is...



Daily Monitor | NRM Caucus endorses Museveni for 2016

Kampala — The NRM parliamentary caucus has endorsed President Museveni to stand unopposed for the party presidency in 2016. According to the NRM Constitution, the party President becomes the flag-bearer in the presidentia...


The Weekly Observer | Will Wafula Oguttu deliver as leader of opposition?

At a closed-door meeting late Friday evening, Philip Wafula Oguttu was named the surprise new face of the opposition in Parliament. Among his many character traits that define him, five stand out. He is conservative, God-feari...



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...



Mugisha Muntu Takes On Boston & Promises FDC Will Win Once Party Structures Are In Place

Boston Dispatch — On Sunday September 8th I was among the many Bostonians who showed up for Retired Major General Mugisha Muntu’s town hall meet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham. I had first met and also interact...


Associated Press | Uganda Passes Tough New Law Against Public Protest

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA — Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday passed a contentious bill that critics say will make it impossible to stage street protests against the country’s long-serving president, following months o...



South Sudan | Salva Kiir Fires Entire Cabinet Including Vice President Riek Machar To Avert A Power Struggle

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has dismissed Vice President Riek Machar Teny, along with all his cabinet ministers. Heavily armed South Sudanese troops and police guarded key government institutions in the capita...


U.S. tells Rwanda to immediately end support for M23 rebels

(Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday called on Rwanda to end support for M23 rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, saying there was evidence Rwandan military officials were involved. “We call upon ...



VOA News | Exiled General Sejusa Unlikely to Return to Uganda

The Uganda army general who demanded an investigation into an assassination plot linked to President Yoweri Museveni’s alleged succession plan, says he is unlikely to return to the East African country anytime soon. “There ...



VIDEO UPDATE: Focus On Africa | Uganda’s David Sejusa Talks To BBC | ‘Opposed to a Museveni Political Monarchy’

Renegade Ugandan army General David Sejusa has accused President Yoweri Museveni of creating a “political monarchy” to hang on to power. In his first interview since he fled to the UK last month, the four-star gener...


Opinion: Anti-pornography bill ~ Uganda Parliament proposes ban on Miniskirts, Beyonce on TV

David Smith, Africa correspondent, The Guardian ~ Uganda is considering extraordinary measures against women’s rights that would lead to arrests for those wearing skirts above the knee in public. Anti-pornography bill wo...






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