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COMMENT: Uganda’s state of violence

The killing of Mowzey Radio shows how excessive state violence has alienated Ugandans from good governance COMMENT | MORRIS KOMAKECH | The extreme violence where President Yoweri Museveni and his NRM enthusiasts have taken Uganda’s politics will alienate many people from meaningful participation in society’s affairs. Already, Ugandans feel helpless – …

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COMMENT: Understanding the doctors’ strike

 How it reveals impact of the state undermining workers’ organisations and unions COMMENT | MORRIS KOMAKECH | Ugandan doctors opted to strike over poor remunerations, which they say compromise their work ethic. The doctors’ plight is understandable. Doctors in public facilities earn, on average, about US$300 per month. This level of …

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COMMENT: The Togikwatako campaign

Best bet for Museveni to set new record as president who served for long and retired peacefully inside Uganda COMMENT | MORRIS KOMAKECH | The intent to remove Article 102b from the 1995 Constitution to pave way for life-long presidency should be halted for the good of Uganda. There is no excuse for …

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COMMENT: Fallacy on global poverty

COMMENT: By Morris Komakech Every poverty eradication effort exacerbates it and perpetuates worse outcomes in the long term My friend Ojotre and his fiancee have travelled through many countries in Africa. They have marveled at the sight of expensive government guzzlers – four-wheel drives – emblazoned with big inscriptions such …

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COMMENT: Makerere’s four major problems

COMMENT: Morris Komakech By closing the university, the government is deliberately devaluing it and pushing students to private universities My nieces and nephews are agitatedly seated at home waiting for Makerere University to re-open. I had earlier advised them against enrolling in Makerere University for obvious reasons – the rampant …

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Ugandans in Diaspora are critical

By Morris Komakech Many feel disenfranchised through being denied the opportunity to vote from our missions abroad and to get MPs The debate on the role of Ugandans in diaspora in shaping the sociopolitical discourses in Uganda is a superficial one. During election time, we were reminded – always by …

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Slaughtering the truth

By Morris Komakech Can Museveni’s Ofwono Opondo or any NRM spokesperson be honest and keep their job? The nearly 30 years of the NRM rule has made us apathetic to two jobs over siasa – that of organisational spokesperson, and political commissar. The NRM government has taught us that these …

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Opportunists and predators

By Morris Komakech The wishy-washy, unconscious, and self-regarding Uganda elites The online dictionary defines “elites” as “part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of abilities or qualities” (Refer to Classical Elite Theorists such as Pareto, Mosca, Michel, Mills, Putnam etc).  For this article, elites are …

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