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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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Captain Obote sues govt over 32 year UPDF salary ‘arrears’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces officer attached to the Internal Security Organization has sued the government seeking to recover his salary which was never paid for 32-years. Captain Harrison Obote, a former soldier in Uganda National Liberation Army-UNLA contends that on January 13, …

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ON BIZONTO: A time for introspection

  COMMENT | PAUL KALUNGI | “If you ever wish to understand anything, study its birth and its development”. So if you want to understand Bizonto’s drama on the current government in power, rather than reading the day’s headlines, study its development and evolution from FRONASA to PRA to NRA …

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Daniel arap Moi dies at 95

President Museveni describes him as a strong leader who came to power at an opportune time for Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | When Daniel arap Moi became president of Kenya in 1978, he had been vice president for 11 years from 1967 after Kenya’s first president, Jommo Kenyatta, in 1964 …

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Teaching children from First family

Renowned educationist and former owner of Kampala Parents School, Edward Lwanga Kasole Bwerere describes what it was like teaching the children of presidents Milton Obote and Yoweri Museveni. After heading what was the leading private primary and lower primary school in Uganda and completing a stint as MP for Buwekula …

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Life under Idi Amin

Thousands of recently discovered photographs document his reign ANALYSIS | Derek R. Peterson & Richard Vokes | In 2015, researchers working in the storeroom at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation forced open the lock on an unremarkable filing cabinet. Inside were thousands of small wax envelopes, neatly arranged in rows, each …

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