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Andrew Mwenda: Inconvenient Facts about Educated Ugandans

Kikuubo is the epicenter of Uganda’s business activity, especially local business. You go there as 11am on Monday or 11pm on Sunday and the place will be busy like a beehive - people selling in shops, others loading lorries with goods to take to South Sudan, Congo, Rwanda and other

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Why S. Sudan Gov’t Rejected Gen. Malong’s Participation in Peace Talks

South Sudan wants the regional bloc (IGAD) and the Troika member states (Norway, United States and Britain) to exclude ex-army chief, General Paul Malong from the next round of peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addressing reporters in the capital, Juba on Tuesday, the Presidential Press Secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny said

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Museveni Eulogizes Winnie Mandela: She Was the Face of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

President Yoweri Museveni was eulogized the late South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. Museveni described Mrs Mandela has the face of the struggle of the people of South Africa. The President made the remarks during his visit to the

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Museveni’s Proposed “Internet Tax” is Bad for Development and Job Creation

By Norbert Mao At a time when other countries are cutting the costs of internet, President Museveni wants to increase its cost. We actually need to aspire to making internet free. In addition we should find ways of making cheap smartphones available. In his book “India Connected” Ravi Agrawal writes about

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Andrew Mwenda to FDC Supporters: Stop Blaming Others for Your Misery

Dear friends in extremist radical wing of the FDC led by opposition presidential candidate for life, Dr. Kizza Besigye. I was away on holiday in Dubai during this Easter and was unable to send you a frank festive message as has become custom in our increasingly hot and steamy relationship. You

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Ethiopia Swears in Abiy Ahmed as New Prime Minister

Ethiopia's parliament has elected Abiy Ahmed as the new prime minister, a week after the ruling coalition nominated him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn. Abiy was sworn in on Monday shortly after his election to become Africa's second-most populous country's 16th prime minister and the first Oromo to hold Ethiopia's top seat. Hailemariam

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