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World Cup’s unhappy Africans, and my other favourite things

The main differences among the peoples of the world are cultural, and racial (even though that it is an unscientific thing) and how in turn that informs their philosophical outlook, the way they...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By2 days ago

Wed Jun 13 01:11:00 EAT 2018

Yellow man Abiriga killed, just as Museveni shows sign of ‘softness’

Some hapless innocent fellows, all beaten up, will be paraded before cameras for public relations reasons...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jun 13 01:11:00 EAT 2018

Wed Jun 06 01:41:00 EAT 2018

Museveni and Africa’s Big Men are crashing ‘digital secession’

This virtual secession, from an emotional point of view, means that already many African leaders today rule mostly over the bodies of their subjects, but not their souls...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jun 06 01:41:00 EAT 2018


Wed May 30 05:53:00 EAT 2018

Kampala is not Africa’s ‘kidnap capital’ yet. But it could be

Economic difficulties often drive kidnap, yes, but for it to spread, requires some level of political decay and a dose of State failure. If Museveni doesn’t roll this and the wave of crime back,...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 30 05:53:00 EAT 2018

Wed May 23 06:17:00 EAT 2018

Who we are – and that man Rwangyenzi of Ndere Troupe

Both at home and abroad, the much storied Ndere, enabled a description of Uganda where there wasn’t a dividing line. There were other factors at play, but Ndere for its part, made possible a...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 23 06:17:00 EAT 2018

Wed May 16 01:59:00 EAT 2018

The strange puzzle of Uganda’s sand and its new railway dream

To begin with, the right kind of sand might not be there in Uganda...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 16 01:59:00 EAT 2018


Wed May 09 01:03:00 EAT 2018

The art of ‘overstaying’: What Arsenal’s Wenger’s exit can teach Museveni

I doubt Kizza Besigye will be giving Museveni precious gifts at his exit...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 09 01:03:00 EAT 2018

Wed May 02 01:28:00 EAT 2018

Uganda’s roads, villages, and the sound of silence

You are more likely to find the roasted chicken and gonja on the left side, the presumption being that you missed these in the city...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed May 02 01:28:00 EAT 2018

Wed Apr 25 10:00:00 EAT 2018

Here’s how UPDF can turn its military adventures into gold

Uganda still has the largest number of soldiers in the 22,000-strong African Union Peacekeeping Mission...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 25 10:00:00 EAT 2018


Wed Apr 18 01:45:00 EAT 2018

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  ByWed Apr 18 01:45:00 EAT 2018