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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Bad oil deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent. Features, news analysis. COVER STORY Bad oil deal: Museveni fight with oil firms threatens major project THE LAST WORD Africa’s highway to a dead-end: Why our obsession with foreign direct investment as a driver of our …

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Ethiopia: A nation in need of a new story

AFRICAN ARGUMENTS | Mohammed Girma | At the end of Zagwe dynasty around the 14th century, medieval Ethiopia was in disarray. Provincial warlords were battling for supremacy and the nation was on the brink of disintegrating. Ethiopia was at threat of breaking itself apart through internal fighting as its standing in the world diminished. …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Mutebile survives ‘coup’ at central bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent. COVER STORY Mutebile survives ‘coup’ at central bank: Fly on the wall at lunch between Mutebile and Kasekende NEWS ANALYSIS Crime preventers and the pretenders: Museveni struggles to find space for his `election machine’. THE LAST …

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Kayihura leaves behind a grim legacy

Leighann Spencer | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS |  Last month, Uganda experienced a senior changing of the guard as Kale Kayihura was officially replaced as Inspector General of Police. The prominent figure had been head of the Uganda Police Force for over 12 years, and his contract had been renewed for another three …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Mutebile versus Kasekende

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Here are the top stories and analysis on Uganda and Africa in this week’s The Independent. COVER STORY Mutebile versus Kasekende: Details of Museveni meeting THE LAST WORD On Museveni’s Umeme missive: Why the president is misinformed about electricity distribution market and tariffs ANALYSIS BOU: Blow-by-blow …

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Putin wins another term but what happens in 2024?

Moscow, Russia | AFP | In power for almost two decades, Vladimir Putin predictably won a fourth Kremlin term in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, extending his long rule for another six years. With no successor and no political competition, what are the possible scenarios when his term ends in …

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How Museveni plotted to bring police under Military’s thumb

Museveni appoints Gen.Tumwine, Magyenyi to bring ‘infiltrated’ police under Military’s thumb  Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday March 04 moved to clean up the shabby image of the country’s security agencies when he fired Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura and Security Minister Lt.Gen. Henry Tumukunde. Although …

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Xi’s life mandate seals march of the strongmen

Paris, France | AFP | The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to give President Xi Jinping a mandate to rule for life is further evidence of the world’s slide towards more nationalist, authoritarian regimes, analysts said. China’s rubber-stamp parliament, meeting in the imposing Great Hall of the People for an annual …

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