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5 days ago

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  By5 days ago

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

Wed Apr 11 06:48:00 EAT 2018

This corrupt, ‘collapsing State’ of Uganda…how come it doesn’t die?

Parents’ private money, and the sprawling private education apparatus have accumulated a large knowledge resource outside the public sector, and because they need to make a return on the...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 11 06:48:00 EAT 2018


Wed Apr 04 05:15:00 EAT 2018

Just how crazy is Museveni’s ‘WhatsApp Tax’? Maybe not

Imagine what would happen if mobile phone owners were 30 million. Assume that allowed MTN micro-loans and saving service Mokash to grow to 4 million active users; the impact it would have on the...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Apr 04 05:15:00 EAT 2018

Wed Mar 28 06:17:00 EAT 2018

Museveni meets Kagame: This story is 120 years old

Which begs the question, how did Uganda’s middle class form around land? There are a 100 reasons how, but one is particularly intriguing, and little understood – or denied....

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 28 06:17:00 EAT 2018

Wed Mar 21 02:24:00 EAT 2018

Crisis of Uganda police, and that man Besigye (Part 2)

A part of this repositioning was necessitated by the fact that Besigye humiliated Museveni in the north in 2001. Museveni, who was irritated at a result that cast him as a south-west Ugandan...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 21 02:24:00 EAT 2018


Wed Mar 14 02:44:00 EAT 2018

Kayihura and the ‘graveyard’ of our police chiefs: The untold story

Everything changed in Uganda from October 2000 when Dr Besigye announced that he would go for Museveni’s job in the February elections next year...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Mar 14 02:44:00 EAT 2018