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Masette Kuuya was Obote’s ‘Bituli Mia’, wanted Mandela Stadium in Nabumali

OBITUARY | Alfred Geresom Musamali | Hon Patrick Masette Kuuya, son of Abner Walyawula of Sibanga in the current Manafwa district, was the “Bituli Mia” of Dr Apollo Milton Obote’s Second Government (1980 to 1985). “Bituli” in some Ugandan languages means gaps, holes, shapes or openings while “mia” is Kiswahili for a …

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Dr. Ssemogerere’s death marks end of an era

OBITUARY | Michael Wambia  – URN | Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere aka Ssemo has been described as an “emperor” of Uganda’s democracy and his passing away is the end of an era. Dr. Paul Ssemogerere has been a thread and needle that attempted to bring different opposition groups to unite for …

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Obote speech on eve of Uganda’s Independence 1962

Prime Minister Obote speech on eve of Uganda’s Independence in 1962 “Countrymen and friends, At midnight tonight Uganda shall become Independent. We shall have a Uganda flag, a National Anthem and Coat of Arms. These will be symbols, but independence does not begin and end with the selection and raising …

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The Kenneth Kaunda factor in Uganda’s media, politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zambia first President Kenneth Kaunda who died yesterday visited Uganda several times, first during Milton Obote’s two tenures as president and later after Museveni captured power in 1986. And even after retirement, he continued visiting Uganda and offered interviews to a couple of journalists. But …

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