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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  By1 day ago

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


Wed Sep 27 01:00:00 EAT 2017

It’s good for the age limit to be removed at gun point

If you opened Obote’s grave in Akokoro where he was buried, you will find it empty...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 27 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Sep 20 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Land: Museveni can have his cake and eat it too

The second one is to offer people equity in the project in exchange for land. These market mechanisms that some people like to rail against these days, have their time-tested value...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 20 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Sep 13 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Still dealing with the Kenya court shock, but the clouds are clearing

It was interesting to read the comments from a debate on the implications of the Kenyan Supreme Court decision on Uganda’s and the region’s democracy...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 13 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Sep 06 01:00:00 EAT 2017

How Kenya’s Supreme Court became first in Africa to overturn presidential election

The September 1 Kenya verdict was therefore historic, as it was the first time in Africa a court ruled against the electoral victory of an incumbent and ordered a new election, based on a court...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 06 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Aug 30 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Across the border and here at home, strange-good in schools

Most parents who home-school their kids are usually the highly educated ones with good jobs and professions, who can afford to set up the infrastructure to do that at home. In Uganda, they can...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 30 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Aug 23 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Never a dull moment: Why we love Africa and its dictators

They also waved goodbye to Botswana’s Ian Khama, who leaves office in April 2018, after his constitutional two terms....

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 23 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Aug 16 01:00:00 EAT 2017

I smell future sports glory for Uganda in the air

You could say the country is on a mini roll. Part of it is that the Sebei area, from where most of our winning stars come from, is in the same Rift Valley belt that stretches to the eastern part of...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 16 01:00:00 EAT 2017