By Dr. Izael Pereira da Silva The youth have very little concern for abstract concepts such as honesty, justice, sincerity, chastity… Unless they see these qualities incarnated in a person they can admire and imitate, they will most likely ignore them. It is rather obvious that they are the first …Read More »
Why does Gen. Museveni fear insider opposition?
By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Inside NEC Dokolo MP Okot Ogong had 100 percent no chance of defeating President Yoweri Museveni in a democratic contest for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party presidential candidate in the 2011 election. So why was his motion to stay the endorsement of President Museveni as …Read More »
Is the divided DP house collapsing?
By Bob Roberts Katende The path to the Democratic Party offices on William Street in the heart of the city is not inviting, to be honest. The scene doesnt match headquarters of the countrys oldest political party. One has to snake through cooking stoves with people seated on either side …Read More »
UPC fight High court injunction
By Patrick Kagenda While the other political parties are calling for their delegates conferences to prepare for the 2011 elections, the Uganda People Congress (UPC) still has issues to settle before it calls for a delegates conference. The party has to first solve the High Court injunction slapped onto it …Read More »
Will Besigye, Muntu face-off bruise FDC?
By Joshua Masinde For the second time round, the race for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party flag-bearer is between Kizza Besigye and Mugisha Muntu. There have been claims that the contest is likely to divide FDC support, especially as it comes so close to the election year 2011. The …Read More »
When victims apologise to the executioner
By Andrew M. Mwenda I was in Kigali last week when the Rwanda government released the report on ‘The Investigation into the crash of the Dassault Falcon 50 on April 6, 1994 carrying former President Juvenal Hanyarimana.’ It was both a triumph and a humiliation for the Rwanda Patriotic Front …Read More »
Lose a marriage or fake up a pregnancy? A womans dilemma
By Rukiya Makuma For nine long months, 27-year-old Francis Nkugwa was convinced his wife was pregnant. Like an ardent parent who was expecting a child, he took it upon himself to look after the expecting mother till her due date. However this hope made a U-turn on Tuesday, January 8, …Read More »
FDC defends foreign funds
By Joshua Masinde When Forum for Democratic Change President Kizza Besigye was nominated in absentia last week, some party officials criticised the party for allegedly relying on foreign funding. Besigye was away on a mobilisation tour in Europe. But FDC party Spokesman Wafula Oguttu told The Independent that government officials …Read More »
NRM politics & tribalism
By Mubatsi Asinja Habati An inside look at thetop positions in most government bodies While opening the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party National Executive Council meeting at State House Entebbe on January 12, President Yoweri Museveni warned delegates that his government will not tolerate anybody propagating and practising sectarianism. ‘We …Read More »
The Nigerian Al Qaeda
By Independent Team and Agencies How one man’s action could change the way the world looks at a continent The relatively affluent upbringing of the Nigerian would-be bomber Umar Abdulmutallab is not too dissimilar to that of some of the Sept. 11 attackers or Al Qaeda recruits for other attacks, …Read More »