In The Independent this week: New Museveni age-limit plan
THE LAST WORD
The Kenya, Rwanda elections: How voting in these two East African nations reflects our understanding of democracy.
New Museveni age-limit plan: How president’s team has ‘trapped’ MPs.
Museveni’s refinery deal: Now gov’t says in negotiations with GE-led consortium as Chinese protest.
Why Kagame won 99%: How Rwandans reacted to the west’s war against the symbol of their nation’s success.
EAST AFRICA ANALYSIS
Kenya decides 2017: By the time we went to press on the morning of Aug.9, Kenya’s incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta looked set to win another five year term in office. At the time, opposition leader Raila Odinga was already rejecting preliminary results from a tightly-contested presidential election. Odinga was decrying the tallying process as a “sham” as Kenyatta surged ahead.
New York judge says justice is `nothing special’: Frank J. Labuda, the New York Supreme Court Justice in Sullivan County, New York; USA, was recently in Uganda at the invitation of Incredible Youth International, an organization that supports young change agents and leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. He met with government officials, including Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. He spoke to The Independent’s Nicole Namubiru.
How to care for a million refugees: Imvepi settlement on the Uganda-South Sudanese border puts UNHCR to the test.
Uganda Railways is back!: Smiles and frowns as RVR contract is cut short.
Japan’s paint maker enters EAC market: The company plans to introduce new products in the region.
Most professionals in Uganda lack public speaking tips.
Vaccines run out: Fate of 1.2 million newborns threatened as prices rise in private clinics.
Makerere researchers launch injectable HIV treatment trials: Study will involve 250 female participants from different parts of the country.
Why people `fear’ tribal art: An expert explains George Mutaabazi: On why poor people are a problem: George Mutaabazi, the chairman of Lwengo district, is a man of action. He came under the spotlight after flogging residents who are also his voters for laziness. He whipped whoever he found drinking early in the morning. He also passed a bylaw that prohibits any resident from constructing grass-thatched houses.
WISH Comes True: The Toyota WISH is the new Toyota Ipsum; the most sought after car by Ugandan car buyers. The reason for the love being showered on the new car on the road is perhaps easy to see. Like the Ipsum, the WISH is riding on the Toyota name in a market where the belief is that one cannot go wrong with Toyota.