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2017, Was an Interesting Year in Banking Industry, 2018 Promises to Be Even More Exciting

By: Wilbrod Humphreys Owor  As the period for publication of bank financial reports gets underway, it is a good time to start sharing reflections on the year 2017. The year began with continued slow credit growth resulting from spillover effects of slow economic activity and high non-performing loans whose share to gross loans

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Andrew Mwenda: Why Museveni May Rule for Life

By Andrew M. Mwenda I hold a fundamental disagreement with many Ugandan elites when it comes to the discussion of succession. In debating whether President Yoweri Museveni should go or stay we are not indulging in an abstract theoretical exercise but a challenge of practical politics. There are two positions we

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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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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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Is Museveni Being Wrongly Advised? – A Case of Dott Services and UMEME

In his New Year’s message on January 1st 2018, the presiding apostle of the Born-Again faith in Uganda, Dr. Joseph Sserwada advised President Yoweri Museveni to drop ‘advisors’ and opt for strategists, if his vision is to be realised. Dr. Sserwada’s comments were hinged on the President’s mandatory directive to all

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Andrew Mwenda: Jinja East By-Election Exposes FDC Weakness Yet Again

By Andrew M. Mwenda On Thursday March 15th, the Electoral Commission declared FDC candidate, Paul Mwiru, elected as MP for Jinja East constituency. Since then, opposition gurus have been congratulating themselves on a “big win by the people.” Which people? Yet the results, when properly analyzed, expose the weakness of the

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OPINION: Weasel Needs Chagga More Than He Needs Bryan white

Opinion: Ronnie Mark Kiyingi His Fellow artists like; Chameleon, Cindy, Spice Diana, Bebe Cool, among others have all had a share of Bryan White's Money. But they all refused to Sell their Conscious. And they just couldn't Exchange their Careers with/for Money. Weasel my Brother, you are Batter trading your Career for money. Bryan

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Bobi Wine on Kitatta’s Boda Boda 2010: Uganda Has Become a Mafia State

Opinion: Bobi Wine THE MAFIA STATE As we have been telling Ugandans, there is a big crisis in every sector of this country. Right now, our security is under scrutiny but as we all know, other sectors are not doing any better. It is only a matter of time and the IMPUNITY which

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Dr. Kizza Besigye’s New Year Message

By Kizza Besigye Fellow Ugandans, we have concluded 2017; a year marked by a handful of successes but also monumental failure by the Museveni/NRM regime. It has been largely a year of belief and uncertainty; of depressing and frightening moments, but as a people of great optimism, we have prevailed all through

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