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Andrew Mwenda Speaks Out on Gen. Tumukunde Presidential Ambitions

Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda has described Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde’s bid for the presidency as a move to seek relevance. Mwenda says Tumukunde cannot live a quiet life having been kicked out of the cabinet where he served as the security minister. “I don’t think after he left government, there is anything

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Andrew Mwenda: How Museveni Built and Killed Uganda’s Oil Industry

By Andrew M. Mwenda Uganda’s upstream oil industry is dead. Ok, let me admit this is a bit of an exaggeration. It is more appropriate to say it is in a coma and will be very difficult to resuscitate. This conclusion is paradoxical because Uganda has spent years painstakingly building the

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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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Ziggy Wine Death: Andrew Mwenda Blasts Bobi Wine

By Andrew M. Mwenda Last week, it became apparent that the initial news that a one Michael [K]alinda aka Ziggy Wyne had been kidnapped, eye yanked out, fingers chopped off and face burnt using a flat iron were exactly that – a hoax. Ziggy had a nasty motorbike accident at 7.30pm

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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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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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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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