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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  By6 days ago

Wed Mar 15 02:00:00 EAT 2017

We hear Museveni is playing chess against himself in State House

Its SGR project has been dogged by political fights, big ones. Accusations that it has been hopelessly overpriced, and that a lot of fat has been built in for big people to chop, are galore....

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

Wed Mar 08 02:00:00 EAT 2017

On the deaths of Mayanja Nkangi, Maumbe, and why they mattered

On Monday, Joash Mayanja Nkangi, a good Ugandan, who served his country in dozens of roles, including Buganda Katikkiro in the 1960s, and more lately minister of Finance, died at the age of 85....

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


Wed Mar 01 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Should Museveni and Besigye talk? Yes, and no. Here’s why

Daily Monitor reports that talks to craft some sort of political compact between President Museveni and Opposition FDC’s former election rival Kizza Besigye are in the works....

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

Wed Feb 22 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Uganda might soon be a ‘strange’ land, and Africa a ‘new’ continent

One result of it, they say, is the election of Donald Trump as president of the US. And, a little earlier, Britain’s vote to leave the European Union...

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

Wed Feb 15 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Technology will kill jobs, but the smart people will not go hungry

I read in the Daily Monitor the other day, my good friend NSSF chief Richard Byarugaba talking about the future of work/jobs...

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


Wed Feb 08 02:00:00 EAT 2017

If Eala aspirants have to bribe MPs for votes, what’s left?

The report said “votes in Parliament are up to the highest bidder with legislators demanding cash and other inducements in exchange for their vote"...

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

Wed Feb 01 02:00:00 EAT 2017

To give or not give a ‘golden handshake’: Here’s how to do it

I am a fan of big bonus pay-outs, which is why I have never been able to get really angry at those fat cheques CEOs around the world are getting...

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

Wed Jan 25 02:00:00 EAT 2017

Keep calm and love Trump: History tells us good could come from this

The world is worried that Trump will take it, and indeed America, to hell. I think even if that happens, it would still be a good thing...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 25 02:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Jan 18 05:58:21 EAT 2017

The Cranes have already won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

I have a delightful controversial and cantankerous dentist friend in Kampala, and he had an example of this phenomenon...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 18 05:58:21 EAT 2017