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The ‘Museveni Class’ is going, going, gone (Part 2)

While the anti-colonial struggle was hard and dangerous, and they faced formidable European powers, it’s also true that the idea of colonialism was dead...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By12  hours ago

Wed Jul 11 01:07:00 EAT 2018

From Ethiopia’s Abiy to Museveni: What’s going on in Mother Africa?

Historically, assassination attempts in Africa have been the one event that have turned leaders into gangsters...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jul 11 01:07:00 EAT 2018

Wed Jul 04 01:58:00 EAT 2018

‘Social media tax’ not the smartest way to skin a cat

Some tech trend analysts have, therefore, projected that Uganda could be a hotbed of one of the largest anonymisation movements in the world...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jul 04 01:58:00 EAT 2018


Wed Jun 27 06:54:00 EAT 2018

Uganda memo: The road to ‘heaven’, passes through sin

Uganda, let’s say we are a “mess”. But that has its advantages. Ask the chaps who hold events like the Nyege Nyege Festival. Some of the incompetence and care-free culture we see in Uganda has...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jun 27 06:54:00 EAT 2018

Wed Jun 20 05:30:00 EAT 2018

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  ByWed Jun 20 05:30:00 EAT 2018

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