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Wed Jan 10 07:24:00 EAT 2018

Of kings and presidents-for-life in this Republic of Uganda

The opposition to chopping up the Constitution, election rigging, and regime excesses in the south has taken two very distinct – and seemingly contradictory – trends in central Uganda (i.e....

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 10 07:24:00 EAT 2018

Wed Jan 03 07:08:00 EAT 2018

Africa is changing. How far is Uganda behind?

But all these three Big Men, were eventually overtaken by the changes in regional and international forces, and blindsided by shifts in domestic political dynamics. It would take half this...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 03 07:08:00 EAT 2018

Wed Dec 27 07:36:00 EAT 2017

Age limit Bill: Finally, they held Luweero’s last funeral rites

In the bush, and early in power, Museveni railed against Africa leaders who cling to power – until early 2005 when his tone changed, ahead of the scrapping of the two term limit...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Dec 27 07:36:00 EAT 2017


Wed Dec 13 06:24:00 EAT 2017

Want to see new connected Africa? Go to Wandegeya

According to a recent authoritative report, while France is the top destination for African students, the numbers are declining. Otherwise, the second leading destination for African students is...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Dec 13 06:24:00 EAT 2017

Wed Dec 06 07:52:00 EAT 2017

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  ByWed Dec 06 07:52:00 EAT 2017

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