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Gender Equality Has Never Been So Close but Still Far from Being a Reality

By: Patricia Scotland - Commonwealth Secretary-General This month the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting will assemble in Nairobi, Kenya. It has taken place regularly since 1985, to take stock of the current status of gender equality in our member countries, and to share perspectives and experience of how progress on this

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Gaming Bans in Uganda and Kenya: A Sign of Things to Come?

By: Daniel Tyler The burgeoning African gaming market has been spearheaded by a number of countries in recent years with South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania widely deemed as the leading markets on the continent. Thanks to a concoction of budding technological hubs, increasing online access and digital penetrations rates, as

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Bobi Wine. Courtesy Photo

Andrew Mwenda: Bobi Wine’s People Power ‘Cult’ Simply Wants a Chance to Loot Uganda

The corruption of People Power People Power is the most trending political cult in Uganda. They are angry at the corruption of President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) government. While its followers carry a deep sense of victimhood, they are not resigned but energized. They want to get Museveni

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President Museveni and minister Anite. Courtesy Photo

Dear Magye, Don’t Let the Mafia Touch Anite, the Anointed One

Monday night, a man inside my neighbour’s TV said junior minister in charge of investment and privatisation Evelyn Anite had told reporters some dangerous people were whetting weapons of mass destruction to kill her. The man reading the news called those dangerous people the ‘mafia’. She swore that those people are within

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How to Solve the Tribalistic Sentiments Through Just and Fair Rotation of Power

By: Onesmus Muwanguzi With the increasing Tribalistic sentiments, one tribe against another, the feelings of anger, dissatisfaction and being isolated from the national cake, if government does nothing to neutralize the situation, we might be headed for the worst. With the recent incidents of kanyamunyu and Akena, Kitatta and Kayihura, the Naalya

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Andrew Mwenda: Why I Think Museveni is More Democratic Than Bobi Wine, Besigye

By Andrew M. Mwenda Last week, police using heavy-handed methods stopped the MP for Kyadondo East, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, from holding a concert. Even President Yoweri Museveni agreed that the brutality police employed was uncalled for. To make a bad situation worse, the Uganda Communications Commission then ordered television

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Andrew Mwenda: Why Bashir is a Hero of Democracy

By Andrew M. Mwenda Dear friends and allies on Facebook! I know many of you are excited about the fall of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir hoping that his example may also happen in Uganda. I am also aware that you view him as just another tyrant who was stifling democracy

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Why Bobi Wine’s People Power Must Stop Shouting at Besigye, FDC

FDC's Amuriat on People Power Calls for Besigye to Back Bobi Wine: One of the most difficult currencies to convert or transfer is political support. This applies to the political market and because of this, genuine support for a political party or an individual can only be taken away through

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