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Editorial

Opinion | The Age Limit Debate, How will History Judge Us and Why not Call for Referendum Instead! By Ronnie Mayanja

Dear Readers, Recent developments at home oblige me to voice an opinion on the age limit debate –we are setting a bad precedent if we don’t build and protect our institutions. A constitution is the supreme law of th...


Ugandan Diaspora | Editorial | January 2017 | Lets Buckle-Up For The Era of Trump and What Could Be The Rise of Fascism in America?

Dear All, Greetings and a Happy New Year. President Donald J. Trump assumed the Presidency of America as its 45th Commander in Chief in a country bitterly divided by race and politics. In what some viewed as a repudiation of Pr...



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...


Ugandan Diaspora Editorial | September 2016 | UNAA Conventions – My Recap!

Dear all, Greetings and welcome back from what was an eventful labor day weekend. Uganda North America Association now in its 28th year of existence held its annual convention in Boston as did UNAA Causes in Los Angeles. On my ...



Ugandan Diaspora Editorial | August 2016 | It’s Official Trump vs Clinton Is Game On — Uganda’s Biggest UNAA Conventions Are Here!

Dear Readers, Welcome to August, the best part of summer in the Northern hemisphere. For those into politics it is now 100 days to the next US general election. Last month the Republicans held their national convention in the b...



Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | July 2016 | Do Black Lives Really Matter – Race and Police Brutality!

Dear Readers, Greetings from the land of the free and the home of the brave. Today America makes 240 years having celebrated another independence day on July 4th but even though the framers of our Constitution preached equality...


Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | June 2016 | The End of the US Primaries and How a Trump vs Hillary Contest Might Reshape America!

Dear Readers, It’s finally official that what was perhaps the most contested election primary season is now over. Hillary Clinton managed to overcome Senator Bernie Sanders’ movement in California, considered the la...



Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | May 2016 | Uganda Needs a Government of National Unity and a Deputy President Gen. Museveni

Dear Readers, What started as a joke for those who worship at the altar of celebrities is now a reality — Donald Trump has finally clinched the nomination of the Republican party. The party that is home to some of America...


Editorial | Ugandan Diaspora News | April 2016 | The Petition That Was and The Future of Defiance Politics!

Fellow Ugandans, Greetings from Boston. The news of a tumultuous election petition hearing in which the former Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s petition filed to annul the results of Feb 18th got dismissed and is no...



Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | March 2016 | Uganda’s Election Aftermath

Greetings from Boston. I have just returned from my sojourn in Uganda where I covered our Presidential election, one in which a section of our people were unable to exercise their right to vote and the process left many with mo...



Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | February 2016 | Lets Hope For A Uganda That Works For All Come February 18th!

Dear Readers, Greetings from Kampala, It’s now less than 18 days to the next general election in Uganda. According to recent opinion polls, the President is in the lead in what some are calling questionable opinion polls....


Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | January 2016 | Can A United Opposition Force A Second Round of Voting In Uganda’s Poll?

Dear Readers, Greetings From Kampala, For starters let me wish you all a wonderful New Year and also acknowledge all the support you have accorded us at Uganda Diaspora News through the years. We have surely come of age and hop...



Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | December 2015 – The Politics of Crowd Pulling and Voter Apathy!

Greetings folks, We are down to the last month of 2015 and what a year it has been. November was perhaps the most noteworthy month with the visitor from the Holy See, the head of the Roman Catholic church taking center stage. ...



Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | November 2015 – What really Happened Inside the London Ugandan Opposition Meet?

Dear Readers, Greetings from Boston, Massachusetts where we have enjoyed some great Fall foliage amidst mild temperatures. Back in Uganda it is sure to be a month of intense political activity as various camps position themselv...


Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | October 2015 | TDA Protocol & the Politics of Sole Candidates

Greetings Folks, There has been lots of maneuvers, shock and awe as we await the biggest election in Uganda since 2006. Why 2006? That election was held a year after the lifting of Presidential term limits in 2005. For what has...



Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | September 2015 | Presidential Debates Should Determine Elections in Uganda

Greetings folks, And welcome to the biggest diaspora convention weekend in the Northern Hemisphere. This year is unique because unlike last year, when Ugandans converged on the same city (San Diego) with conventions in two diff...


Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | August 2015 | Is This UNAA’s Waterloo Moment – Two Conventions In Two Different Cities?

It is August and the annual Ugandan convention planning and execution is in high gear in the US! Just like last year we shall see two competing conventions, albeit in different cities, one in New Orleans and other in New York....



Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | July 2015 | Uganda’s Changing Political Landscape!

Dear Readers, Greetings from the Bay State of Massachusetts! This month in the US, my second home, we commemorate Independence Day on the fourth of July and Canadians commemorate the national Canada Day on July 1st in remembran...



Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | June 2015 | Mid Year The Time Our New Year’s Resolutions Officially Die!

Dear Readers, And welcome to June — This for us means its officially summertime in the Northern Hemisphere. The month of June also means that we are officially halfway 2015. For those who started of the year making New Ye...


Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | May 2015 | Let’s Protect Workers Rights

Dear Readers, It’s May the month we celebrate International Labor Day (the US being a notable exception). But for some retired civil servants back home in Uganda the day served more as a time of reflection if not lamenta...






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