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Ivory Coast crisis has lessons for Uganda

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati The political impasse in Ivory Coast following presidential elections has caught the world’s attention. President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to quit after losing the election to opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara who the Ivorian electoral commission declared winner. The Independent’s Mubatsi Asinja Habati spoke to Godber Tumushabe, the …

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S. Africa and Rwanda: tale of majority failure and minority success

By Andrew .M.Mwenda Two epoch-making political transitions in Sub-Sahara Africa simultaneously dominated global news in April 1994, South Africa and Rwanda. South Africa’s was a transition from white minority rule to black majority rule; Rwanda’s from ‘Hutu majority’ rule to ‘Tutsi minority’ rule. The transition in South Africa was peaceful, …

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Opinion poll Politics

By eriasa mukiibi sserunjigi How accurate is Museveni’s 66% poll score? IPC survey says Besigye has 60%. Does he? The heated debate over the credibility of the recent pre-2011 election survey by Afrobarometer that gave the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, a commanding lead of 66 percent has obscured assessment of …

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The outspoken spokesman

By Matthew Stein Up close with AMISOM’s “Somali expert” This upcoming January, Maj. Barigye Ba-Hoku, the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) spokesman, will have completed three years in Somalia. “I’m now in my own right an expert on Somalia,” he recently said during an impromptu visit to The Independent. …

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Strange killer of Abim

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati & Rukiya Makuma Delayed diagnosis causes anxiety as over 30 people die A forty-one year-old man from Wipolo village, Morulem subcounty in Abim district was the first recorded victim. He complained of headache and stomach pain on Oct 2 and by Oct. 7 he was dead. …

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The digital shift

By kabona esiara Rwanda switches to digital broadcasting in January 2011 The National Bureau for Information (ORINFOR) monopoly on the television broadcast industry in Rwanda has come to an end. By next year, a second signal distributor for terrestrial digital broadcast network will be licensed. The development brings in competition …

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