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4 days ago

Yawn, yawn! Uganda and Rwanda are feuding again

Our quarrels can come across as nauseating petty...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By4 days ago

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


Wed Oct 25 01:00:00 EAT 2017

An African president’s journey: From Commander-in-Chief to Tribalist-in-Chief

He lists leaders who, through all sorts of shenanigans and amending constitutions, have prolonged their life in office - from Congo’s Denis Sassou-Nguesso, to Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni and beyond...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 25 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Oct 18 01:00:00 EAT 2017

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  ByWed Oct 18 01:00:00 EAT 2017

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