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How Museveni has Created Another Museveni Out of Besigye

 OPINION: Whether knowingly or unknowingly; fortunately or unfortunately, President Museveni has perfectly cloned himself. It is an evolutionary process that has lasted 15 years. The sad fact of the story is Museveni doesn’t recognize a Museveni in Besigye neither does Besigye realize that he’s evolved into a Museveni. The more …

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A frank memo to Winnie Byanyima

 Stop faking …. you supported and defended a government that banned all activities of political parties THE LAST WORD by Andrew Mwenda Last week, Oxfam Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, accused me of losing my soul by “supporting dictatorship” and “defending gross human rights abuses”. This was after she said police …

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Besigye charged with treason, detained in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was charged with treason Friday at a court in the north-eastern Karamoja region where he was taken after his latest arrest, his lawyers said. Besigye has disputed President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in February’s election and has been under house arrest …

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Presidents arrive for Museveni swearing in

PHOTOGRAPHS: President John Magufuli of Tanzania, Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Bashir Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan are already in Uganda for Thursday’s swearing in and inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni. (PPU PHOTOS) ARRIVAL SCHEDULE Wednesday President John Magufuli (Tanzania) 11am President T Obiang (Equatorial …

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Brazil’s Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended Thursday to face impeachment, ceding power to her vice-president-turned-enemy Michel Temer in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America’s biggest nation. A nearly 22-hour debate in the Senate closed with an overwhelming 55-22 vote …

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DR Congo opposition politician to be quizzed over mercenaries

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition politician Moise Katumbi will appear before a prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday over government allegations he recruited foreign mercenaries. Katumbi — who plans to run against President Joseph Kabila in elections due this year — has been summoned by …

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