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Uganda is building roads, but will they lead to ‘Rome’?

Kenya recently responded dramatically. In addition to unconditionally ending pre-arrival visas for Africans, it removed work and resident permit requirements for East Africans. Soon any East...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By6 days ago

Wed Nov 29 07:22:00 EAT 2017

Obasanjo letter’ to Museveni and Africa’s President-For-Life Club

In Uganda, meanwhile, our own good Yoweri Museveni is following in the footsteps of Mugabe, and continues to do his president-for-life dance, after nearly 32 years in State House...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Nov 29 07:22:00 EAT 2017

Wed Nov 22 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Museveni won’t end like Mugabe, but Uganda can end up like Zimbabwe

The whole world has been transfixed by events in Zimbabwe, and now the debates rage about what Uncle Bob’s political demise portends for other members of the president-for-life club, including...

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


Wed Nov 15 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Yawn, yawn! Uganda and Rwanda are feuding again

Our quarrels can come across as nauseating petty...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Nov 15 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Nov 08 02:00:00 EAT 2017

To bribe or not bribe MPs to lift age limit? that’s the question

I guess it is like paying for sex, the man who buys it is under no illusions that the woman loves him...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Nov 08 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Nov 01 02:00:00 EAT 2017

The ways of our people are mysterious - for good reason

‘A total of 56,960 (64 per cent) of residents lack access to safe water’...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Nov 01 02:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Oct 25 01:00:00 EAT 2017

An African president’s journey: From Commander-in-Chief to Tribalist-in-Chief

He lists leaders who, through all sorts of shenanigans and amending constitutions, have prolonged their life in office - from Congo’s Denis Sassou-Nguesso, to Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni and beyond...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 25 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Oct 18 01:00:00 EAT 2017

These are trying times in Uganda, but we shall survive - once again

Political change comes when there is a critical mass pushing for it and there are enough brave (or desperate) souls willing to put their necks on the line for it...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 18 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Oct 11 01:00:00 EAT 2017

A letter from the city that drinks most Ugandan coffee

At 20,740 square kilometres, Khartoum is just more than 100 times bigger than Kampala and a blessing for Ugandan coffee...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 11 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Oct 04 04:31:19 EAT 2017

Idi Amin is dead. Long live ‘Life president’ Amin

Museveni would thus become Uganda’s second President for Life, after military dictator Field Marshal Idi Amin...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 04 04:31:19 EAT 2017