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Understanding Rwenzori tension

By Simplice A. Asongu A response to the Independent Team on post-election violence in Bundibugyo The article titled “Bundibugyo erupts in post-election violence” (The Independent Issue 408) alleged that the post- February 24 local government elections violence in Bundibugyo “is said to have acquired tribal overtones as the mainly Bamba …

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Querries about privatised firms

By Cissy Kagaba Parliament’s proposed probe into the divestiture process is welcome however long over due Recent media reports have indicated that Parliament is set to commission a probe into the divestiture of over 130 public corporations, formerly under the Uganda Development Corporation. The hitherto public entities, including Uganda Commercial …

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Gen. Kayihura: man in the storm

By Freddie B.Kwiringira His current role should be assessed from his privileged background, training, calling, profession and history The obtaining situation in Uganda makes this a very touchy issue. The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, is a man at the centre of national contest after a very rigorous …

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UCC ‘s gender empowerment

By Isaac Kalembe The commission is committed to empowering women as agents of change and achieving  gender equality On March 8, Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women’s Day under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.  The idea of this …

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Lessons for Uganda from Rwanda

Why Uganda needs to reintroduce a broad-based government but this time handle it differently It is impossible for anyone to convince Dr. Kizza Besigye and his supporters that he lost the just concluded elections. It is equally impossible to convince President Yoweri Museveni and his supporters that they did not …

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Ending post-election jitters

By Bonnie Agea Opposition candidate can do as they wish, but finally, the political ball game stops with Museveni In 1992, just six years after capturing state power, President Yoweri Museveni invited secondary students from the Lango sub-region for a political rally at Lira Technical College. The students who were …

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Why I prayed for Besigye to win

How Museveni’s victory saved Besigye from confronting the hard reality of Uganda’s politics President Yoweri Museveni has again defeated his main rival, Dr. Kizza Besigye, in an election the opposition claim was stolen. Whatever the merits of this accusation, Besigye’s defeat is also his greatest triumph. It has saved him …

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