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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  By1 day ago

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

Wed Sep 06 01:00:00 EAT 2017

How Kenya’s Supreme Court became first in Africa to overturn presidential election

The September 1 Kenya verdict was therefore historic, as it was the first time in Africa a court ruled against the electoral victory of an incumbent and ordered a new election, based on a court...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 06 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Aug 30 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Across the border and here at home, strange-good in schools

Most parents who home-school their kids are usually the highly educated ones with good jobs and professions, who can afford to set up the infrastructure to do that at home. In Uganda, they can...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 30 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Aug 23 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Never a dull moment: Why we love Africa and its dictators

They also waved goodbye to Botswana’s Ian Khama, who leaves office in April 2018, after his constitutional two terms....

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 23 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Aug 16 01:00:00 EAT 2017

I smell future sports glory for Uganda in the air

You could say the country is on a mini roll. Part of it is that the Sebei area, from where most of our winning stars come from, is in the same Rift Valley belt that stretches to the eastern part of...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 16 01:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Aug 09 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Why death of UPDF troops in Somalia is very upsetting

Close friends at university like retired Maj Gen and FDC president Mugisha Muntu and others “disappeared” and those of us who didn’t know, wondered what had happened to them...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Aug 09 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Wed Aug 02 01:00:00 EAT 2017

Kenya election could go bad, but it’s still a good story for African politics

he country erupted in its worst political violence. In 2013, Kibaki stepped down, and though there was probably more tension than in 2007, the vote went off peacefully....

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

Wed Jul 26 11:00:00 EAT 2017

25 years ago, The Monitor was born. Drama was unfolding in Uganda

The Monitor story, however, makes more sense in the bigger political, economic, and geopolitical backdrop of 1992...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jul 26 11:00:00 EAT 2017


Wed Jul 19 01:00:00 EAT 2017

President Museveni vs ‘president’ Bobi Wine: Why both got it wrong

After all the excitement of Bobi Wine’s sensational victory in the Kyadondo East parliamentary race, and all the comments about how it represented an anti-establishment youthful revolution,...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jul 19 01:00:00 EAT 2017