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Remembering Abu Mayanja

COMMENT: By Kavuma-Kaggwa  Remembering Abu Mayanja, a great man of our time One of Uganda’s great men and freedom fighters, Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja, died on November 4, 2005 at Mulago Hospital after a short illness. He was buried on November 5, 2005, at his ancestral home in Zziba village, Ngogwe …

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Bringing the state back in

THE LAST WORD: By  Andrew M. Mwenda Lessons for Uganda from the failure of Crane Bank and what should be done going forward Last week’s central bank takeover of Uganda’s third largest bank, Crane Bank, was another step in our nation’s march to the absolute mastery of our economy by …

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COMMENT: Mwenda wrong on Besigye

COMMENT: By Francis Kiggundu Museveni must take responsibility for the anger and envy towards the privileged few who are amassing wealth Without prejudice to either President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni or his nemesis Dr Kizza Besigye, both of whom ascribed to violence to ascend to power, we as Ugandans must recognize the …

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COMMENT: Safe abortion, religion, culture

COMMENT: By Joy Asasira When religion and morality dictate reproductive health policy in Uganda, who suffers? Over the past few months, much as been said by politicians and the media about reproductive rights issues, from comprehensive sexuality education, legalisation or decriminalisation of abortion and even access to essential HIV prevention …

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Africa and the myths of FDI

THE LAST WORD: By Andrew M. Mwenda Why foreign direct investment is overrated and why Africa needs to cultivate local businesses There is a fad in Africa. It is called Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Across our vast continent, foreign investors are the most treasured visitors. Practically every country is obsessed …

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