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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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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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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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Beyond campaign rhetoric

How journalists have allowed campaign rhetoric to obscure issues that are fundamental to the election President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign strapline; `Steady Progress’ sounds like a slogan from a communist pamphlet, not a marketing sound-bite in a competitive election. With it, the President is not promising anything new or spectacular but …

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