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Sheeba’s sickening publicity stunt

COMMENT | ANDREW M. MWENDA | A local musician known as Sheeba Kalungi went on YouTube with a video. She claimed that some man who appears on television and presents himself as a role model raped her. She does not reveal the name of this man but claims this man …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Winners in the Ukraine war

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER Winners in the war in Ukraine: What Uganda is missing THE LAST WORD A frank memo to our wannabes: Why Oulanyah’s evacuation to Seattle was not a waste of taxpayers’ money COMMENT The implosion …

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Nixon-Mao at 50

COMMENT | CHRIS PATTEN |  In Seize the Hour, her excellent book about the first meeting between US President Richard Nixon and Communist Party of China Chairman Mao Zedong in Beijing, the historian Margaret MacMillan enumerated some of the profound implications of this extraordinary encounter. The meeting, which took place 50 years ago …

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I place my bet on Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | At 11am on January 22 2022,  Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba boarded Uganda Airlines aircraft Kob en-route to Rwanda’s capital Kigali on a mission handed to him by his father Gen Yoweri Museveni. One hour later, the General was received by the Spy chief of Rwanda defense forces …

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There is nothing wrong with the African mind

COMMENT | Kwame Gonza | African brethren, I have a big problem with this assertion of ‘a problem with the African mind’. This allegation does not hold water in the eyes of history, and, is an insult to the African personality. Africans single handedly rescued themselves and plucked victory from …

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The rot in Local Government projects

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | In early August, Minister of State, Office of the President for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang started touring districts to check on government projects. What he came across was shocking, and was characterized by gross misuse of government funds, signs and symptoms of fraud, corruption and shoddy work. …

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