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Andrew Mwenda: Muntu’s Defeat Marks End of Decent Politics in FDC

Opinion: Andrew Mwenda “Follow an idea from its birth to its triumph,” Bertrand de Jouvenel observed in his 1948 volume, On Power, “and it becomes clear that it came to power at the price of an astounding degradation of itself. The result is not reason which has found a guide but

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Full Statement: Raila Odinga Announces Next Course of Action

This is the much-awaited statement by Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) candidate on the disputed repeat poll result that saw rival Uhuru Kenyatta win with over 98 per cent. We Reject Sham Elections: Nasa Campaign For Electoral Justice And Democracy       Ladies and gentlemen The meaningless exercise, a charade purported to be

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Kenya Election: IEBC Commissioner Akombe Full Resignation Statement

For many months now, I have questioned my role as a commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. But I have soldiered on hoping that we could collectively find a way of addressing the crisis our country faces today. I have agonised over the decision to leave my committed IEBC

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Don Wanyama: Uganda’s Constitution is Not Cast in Stone

A fallacy is generally defined as “a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments” or simply put, “it is faulty reasoning.” In the debate over the amendment of Article 102 (b), which sets the minimum age of the President at 35 and maximum at 75, the Opposition that is

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Of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Missing Nobel Literature Prize, Again

On the day the Nobel Committee was to announce the winner of the Literature prize in 2010, I sat at our home in Limuru with two journalists from Spain, watching the live streaming of the announcement. My father, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, was considered by many bookies to be the favourite

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Sejusa Warns Museveni on Age Limit, Life Presidency

Opinion: David Sejusa The country is witnessing a lot of violence, disruption of social life and general apprehension of the people of Uganda. The population is beginning to feel unsure about the future and generally insecure. This is a complete reversal of the feeling and belief, which our people had when they

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Why Social Media Anger Alone Can’t Stop Museveni Life Presidency

Finally, after a brief scuffle, opposition MPs were suspended from parliament for three sittings by the speaker, then physically overwhelmed and picked out of the parliamentary chamber like chicken thieves - exactly as I had predicted. I am still intrigued President Yoweri Museveni did not use uniformed soldiers with automatic

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‘Opposition MPs are not Hooligans but Liberators’

To my President HE YK Museveni: I am heart broken by events of this week which many writers and your objective comrades have likened to the 1966 constitutional crisis and the events that motivated you and fallen comrades to opt for war. There is something small I want to bring to your

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