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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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Why NRM fears Independent MPs

Numbers show if not checked, 30% MPs to be Independent Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Finally, President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party and the four opposition parties represented in parliament have something they agree on; aspiring Independent MPs must be failed at the next election in 2021. They accuse …

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Prince Wasajja wants Kabaka’s family compensated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prince David Wasajja Kintu wants government to compensate the Kabaka’s family for personal property lost during the raid on Buganda Kingdom by the Milton Obote government on May 24th, 1966. Government troops led by Army commander Idi Amin raided on Bulange Mengo, accusing the …

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COMMENT: Guns against dialogue

Cheering by NRM as soldiers bundled MPs from parliament shows missed history lessons COMMENT | Martin M. Lwanga | In all her 54 year history, one fact that remains undeniable is that in Uganda we are low on conflict resolution skills. We also learn little from history. The latest escapade …

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