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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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Museveni should protect his legacy

By the Indepenent Team The UK newspaper, The Observer, gives its view on presidential elections in Uganda Yoweri Museveni has had a good run. Having seized power in Uganda in 1986, he has held the presidency ever since. As guerrilla leader turned politician-statesman, Museveni fitted the late 20th-century leadership profile …

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Kizza Besigye defied himself

By Mike Sebalu His actions leave many Ugandans in a confused state as to which Besigye to believe when it comes to his campaign I wish to congratulate candidate Yoweri Museveni of the NRM party who emerged the winner of the just concluded presidential elections. In the same vein, my …

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The second presidential debate

Inside Museveni’s greatest moments and Besigye’s political maturity even at great cost to himself So finally President Yoweri Museveni defied all predictions and attended the presidential debate. I can say without any fear of contradiction that Museveni did so in defiance of the advice of everyone in NRM and immediate …

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Myths and realities about Africa

Why poor countries have poor services and rich nations have better services Joseph Mukasa is a peasant in Uganda. He has been performing well in expanding the output of his three acres piece of land. From an income of about Shs5,000 per month in 1995, (which when adjusted to inflation …

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Is Obama a black man?

How he has accepted the categorisation imposed upon him by a racial system that subjugated black people US President Barak Obama calls himself a black man. Indeed, America and the rest of the world refer to him as a black man. Yet we all know he is actually a person …

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