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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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Andrew Mwenda: Museveni is More Enlightened, Informed than Bobi Wine Can Ever Be in Next 100 Years

By Andrew M. Mwenda Uganda has a new hero: Bobi Wine. He is being presented to us domestically and internationally as the symbol of our struggle for democracy, freedom, liberty and social transformation. Even some of our “intellectuals” are treating him as an alternative to President Yoweri Museveni. This is the

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Andrew Mwenda: Why We Must all Condemn the Brutal Arrest, Torture of Bobi Wine

By Andrew M. Mwenda I have read the report of the Uganda Human Rights Commission on the way Bobi Wine was arrested and tortured and it is disturbing. He was not at the scene of the incident where the president’s convoy was pelted with stones. The SFC soldiers who arrested and

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Andrew Mwenda: The Break Up of FDC has Finally Arrived, I Predicted It

By Andrew Mwenda My predictions have finally come true: FDC is breaking up: 22 out of its 36 members of parliament are quitting to form a new political party. And these 22 are the most enlightened individuals in FDC. Initially they will present the party as a pressure group to avoid the

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Andrew Mwenda: The Tax on Mobile Money, Social Media is Good for Uganda’s Revenue

By Andrew Mwenda Since government introduced a tax on mobile money and social media, there has been deafening opposition to it from every quarter of Ugandan public opinion. The very Ugandans complaining against this tax are the same people who constantly demand a large basket of public goods and services to

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