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Terrorists gang up against Museveni

ADF, Islamic State, al-Shabaab working together COVER STORY | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent terror attacks in Kampala point to a change in tactics by the DR Congo-based Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and deeper Jihadi coordination with the Islamic State and al-Shabaab of Somalia. They apparently share training and technology …

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The war in Ethiopia

America piles pressure on PM Abiy ETHIOPIA | THE INDEPENDENT | On Nov.05, most international news agencies carried one major story about developments in the war in Ethiopia. ‘Nine Ethiopian factions to form alliance against government,’ proclaimed the media agencies. Most listed only the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), a splinter …

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Behind MTN share offer

Assessing the opportunity and the risk Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Commenting on the move by Uganda’s largest telecom company, MTN, to list on the country’s stock exchange, Stephen Kaboyo, the managing director at Alpha Capital Partners, sees opportunity. “In my own prediction, MTN stock will be a good …

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Power of social media

Expert reveals how it shaped 2021 election Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a growing trend of domestic political actors deploying targeted disinformation schemes in several African countries; Uganda inclusive, according to Tessa Knight, a South Africa-based researcher with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). Knight …

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Hell over bail

  What’s behind Museveni move against bail? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Yoweri Museveni has resurrected debate on courts granting bail and says he will now mobilise and solve the issue politically. Speaking Sept.27 during the 4th Memorial Lecture of the former Chief Justice, Benedicto Kiwanuka, held at …

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