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In the name of the father, son, betting shops and railway

You cannot get out of poverty by gambling or betting, and miracles don’t exist outside the movies and fairytales...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By5 days ago

Wed Feb 06 11:34:00 EAT 2019

The ‘war against Acholi has not ended yet’. What does that mean?

I am fascinated though, when people do creative things with land to create life...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Feb 06 11:34:00 EAT 2019

Wed Jan 30 09:00:00 EAT 2019

MTN’s forced listing, and censoring songs and plays: A new ‘Aminism’?

There is a certain attraction of redistributing the profits of foreign companies to the citizens, yes, but there are right and wrong ways to do it...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 30 09:00:00 EAT 2019


Wed Jan 23 11:36:00 EAT 2019

Ugandan diary: Zimbabwe’s post-Mugabe pain is ‘good’

The State has run out of money, and the crackdown on the Opposition and protestors has been described by some as the worst in years...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 23 11:36:00 EAT 2019

Wed Jan 16 11:02:00 EAT 2019

When Ugandans are feeling low, they do this – with coffee

The old coffee order was burnt down in a deadly fire, but a phoenix has risen from its ashes...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 16 11:02:00 EAT 2019

Wed Jan 09 11:03:00 EAT 2019

Gabon’s failed coup: What Ugandans can glean from it

Coups have become so old-fashioned even in Africa where they were once the norm, that this was bound to fail...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 09 11:03:00 EAT 2019


Wed Jan 02 11:25:57 EAT 2019

DRC poll makes Uganda last Mobutuist state in EA

Joseph Kabila also did something no other African autocrat has done...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Jan 02 11:25:57 EAT 2019

Wed Dec 19 16:42:50 EAT 2018

An old man, his exiled son, a metal box and African dictator

If Museveni ends up leaving power at 96 like Kamuzu, how many NRM cards, T-shirts, or caps, shall we find in trunks hidden away in Ugandans’ wardrobes, ceilings, or hearts? ...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Dec 19 16:42:50 EAT 2018

Wed Dec 12 12:00:00 EAT 2018

Goodfellas: What the tale of Amanya and Tiberondwa teaches us (Part 2)

There was a lot of social media commentary, and my inbox and phone text message folder was overflowing with requests for more...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Dec 12 12:00:00 EAT 2018


Wed Dec 05 10:00:00 EAT 2018

Bebe Cool, dad Bidandi, and the untold Ugandan story

Based in Katwe, Sapoba Bookshop was the publisher of the influential, and defunct Weekly Topic. It is where some us cut our journalistic teeth...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Dec 05 10:00:00 EAT 2018

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