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Here, some fine speculation on Uganda’s new athletics glory

A State House can ensure that the First Lady’s niece wins the national beauty contest, but it can’t make the president’s inept brother-in-law the national cross-country champion...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By2 days ago

Wed Apr 11 06:48:00 EAT 2018

This corrupt, ‘collapsing State’ of Uganda…how come it doesn’t die?

Parents’ private money, and the sprawling private education apparatus have accumulated a large knowledge resource outside the public sector, and because they need to make a return on the...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 11 06:48:00 EAT 2018

Wed Apr 04 05:15:00 EAT 2018

Just how crazy is Museveni’s ‘WhatsApp Tax’? Maybe not

Imagine what would happen if mobile phone owners were 30 million. Assume that allowed MTN micro-loans and saving service Mokash to grow to 4 million active users; the impact it would have on the...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 04 05:15:00 EAT 2018


Wed Mar 28 06:17:00 EAT 2018

Museveni meets Kagame: This story is 120 years old

Which begs the question, how did Uganda’s middle class form around land? There are a 100 reasons how, but one is particularly intriguing, and little understood – or denied....

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 28 06:17:00 EAT 2018

Wed Mar 21 02:24:00 EAT 2018

Crisis of Uganda police, and that man Besigye (Part 2)

A part of this repositioning was necessitated by the fact that Besigye humiliated Museveni in the north in 2001. Museveni, who was irritated at a result that cast him as a south-west Ugandan...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 21 02:24:00 EAT 2018

Wed Mar 14 02:44:00 EAT 2018

Kayihura and the ‘graveyard’ of our police chiefs: The untold story

Everything changed in Uganda from October 2000 when Dr Besigye announced that he would go for Museveni’s job in the February elections next year...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 14 02:44:00 EAT 2018


Wed Mar 07 02:56:00 EAT 2018

The death of Cheeye and untold meaning of Uganda Confidential

He was controversial, but what made him good, his fearlessness and passion, were also what made him disagreeable and led him to errors...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 07 02:56:00 EAT 2018

Wed Feb 28 02:00:00 EAT 2018

Is ‘Black Panther’ actor Kaluuya our child or not? Discuss

Kabaka Ronald Mutebi or President Museveni cannot strip you of your Bugandanness, because it is located in places that even a king or president-for-life can’t touch – in the deep recesses of...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Feb 28 02:00:00 EAT 2018

Wed Feb 21 02:54:00 EAT 2018

The politics of blood in Uganda – and a song

There is actually a very good song everyone knows about this approach to issues...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Feb 21 02:54:00 EAT 2018


Wed Feb 14 02:34:00 EAT 2018

State should stay the hell out of people’s gardens and ranches

I can see accusations being made that it’s because President Museveni is a rancher...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Feb 14 02:34:00 EAT 2018