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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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Andrew Mwenda Breaks Silence on Uganda-Rwanda Tension

By Andrew M. Mwenda Inside the Rwanda-Uganda conflict Let me do what politicians always do – claim they run for office due to popular demand. Many people have been asking me to comment on the heightened tensions between Uganda and Rwanda. By writing this article, I am yielding to popular pressure. I

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Uganda’s Second Liberation Struggle

It’s important that Ugandans, especially, the young people, clearly understand the political challenges that bedevil our country and how we ought to confront and overcome them. This piece has been prompted by the discernible misunderstanding as to what the current political struggles are about and what their trajectory is. How did Uganda,

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OPINION: Bank of Uganda Should Re-examine Its Records Management Practices

By Jason Mugizi For quite a long time, Bank of Uganda (BoU) had been shielded from open public scrutiny. Stories of marvel and wonder characterized the central bank’s tale. Its peerless role in ensuring macroeconomic stability earned it enormous accolades and peeps both locally and internationally to the extent that the ruling

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Andrew Mwenda: Why the New URA Building is a Bad Investment

By Andrew M. Mwenda Last week President Yoweri Museveni officially opened the new Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) head office building in Nakawa. As a work of art, the building is majestic. As a source of national pride, it is inspiring. At 22 floors high, it is the tallest building in Kampala.

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Andrew Mwenda: Jennifer Musisi Pushed out of KCCA for Doing Wonders in Kampala

By Andrew M. Mwenda Finally Jennifer Musisi has resigned as executive director of KCCA. This was inevitable. However, her resignation points to a deeper malady that our nation faces: the gulf between our theoretical ambitions and the pettiness of our politics. Musisi has fallen because she aspired to do great things

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