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Yes, the gods love Uganda…and the evidence is in a forest somewhere

It can be difficult to be optimistic about Uganda these days. The stories of corruption, Medieval cruelty by the police, rampant crime, and skyrocketing prices have left many in a bad way...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By1 day ago

Wed May 17 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Why do Ugandan regimes love to torture? It is complicated

So many people have been held in connection with the Kaweesi murder, it is likely to turn out to be the biggest conspiracy in Uganda, even bigger than any of the country’s past coups. ...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 17 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed May 10 01:00:00 EAT 2017

New French leader Macron’s wife 24 years older than him – why’s that the future

The fact that the difference in age between 70-year-old US president Donald Trump and his wife Melanie, who is 47, is nearly 24 years, didn’t raise eyebrows because, well, again, men get to marry...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 10 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed May 03 01:00:00 EAT 2017

It was Labour Day, but the workers are going, going, gone

Monday was Labour (May) Day, the occasion when they honour the hard working people and toiling masses of the world...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 03 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Apr 26 01:00:00 EAT 2017

The inconvenient politics of the current Uganda crime wave

Every day Ugandans are posting on social media photographs of broken windows, doors, and ransacked homes in the wave of crime that has hit the country in recent times...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 26 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Apr 19 01:00:00 EAT 2017

A ‘pair of buttocks’ and the big silent war over the Museveni years

The Nyanzi story took off at a specific point—when it gained salt of the Earth simplicity. If you read most headlines, they are saying she was arrested for calling President Yoweri Museveni a “pair...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 19 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Apr 12 01:00:00 EAT 2017

120 years ago, what Apollo Kaggwa teaches us about Uganda today

Beside being a man of letter, Kaggwa, we are told, was also a “good rifleman”, in many ways a Museveni of that time, and he fought in the religious war....

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 12 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Apr 05 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Beyond Stella Nyanzi: Power, privilege, and discontent in Uganda

For the first time, this column will write about Ms Stella Nyanzi, researcher, feminist, and tree-shaker...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 05 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Mar 29 08:14:27 EAT 2017

It’s politics stupid: What Museveni needs for security cameras to work

A columnist in Daily Monitor noted that even offices that have security cameras, have not been able to prevent crime. He has a point...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 29 08:14:27 EAT 2017


Wed Mar 22 02:00:00 EAT 2017

From Okoya to Kaweesi: The politics of killing uniformed men in Uganda

The assassination of police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi last week, seems to have both saddened and shocked the country in ways few other such killings have done in recent times...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 22 02:00:00 EAT 2017