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Besigye, Bobi, and Uganda in 2021: what Museveni fears – and doesn’t

This is likely because: (a) there will be no NRM convention to elect Museveni as a flagbearer in late 2020; (b) if there is, there will be no elections in 2021, and they will be postponed to 2022...

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Matooke ne binyebwa: Ugandan T-shirts and the stories they tell

Food in Uganda is a social code, in part of the history. Compare it, again, with Kenya. Kenya didn’t have kingdoms, in the sense in which Uganda had them...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By17/4/2019


Bashir was once Uganda’s ‘enemy.’ He’ll be missed when he falls

They get into trouble when they run out of resources to dole out patronage to their base, and buy off both rivals and the rest of the country with social bribes...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By10/4/2019


Museveni and the great East African ‘metal snake’

Last year in October, Finance minister Matia Kasaija told Daily Monitor that the government had put on hold the SGR venture and would instead focus on revamping the old metre-gauge railway network...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By3/4/2019


Why President-for-life Museveni is ‘good’ for Uganda’s progress

Naturally, the Nigerians were by far the largest group of finalists. But representing a trend that we have seen in TEF in recent selections, Ugandans were the second largest...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By27/3/2019


Kabalega’s Bunyoro had caesarean births in 1879, and other great African stories

I generally consider myself less excitable these days, and sufficiently cynical. Like many Ugandans, one of my heroes is the nationalist Bunyoro king Chwa II Kabalega...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By20/3/2019


Young Ugandans and Africans are angry: The curse of the road

he more people live closer to the roads, the more they will become alive to inequality. If you see those fancy cars, the expensive goods being carried to supply the rich fellows in the next towns...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By13/3/2019


Endless Uganda-Rwanda war dance, and some dirty truths

It would be surprising if Rwanda didn’t have spies working in Uganda. But I would lose sleep if Uganda didn’t have its own doing the same in Rwanda. While necessary, it is a dangerous business if...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By6/3/2019


Ugandans born today will be 80 in 2100: What will they eat?

But in our case, at a more practical level, you will be able to deploy driverless tractor and operate it on your farm in Bushenyi from Kampala as you do other important things as well. ...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By27/2/2019


Amin killed Luwum, Kiwanuka, Kalimuzo, Theresa Nanziri - but they didn’t ‘die’

Soon, it will be 40 years since the ouster of Amin in April 1979...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By20/2/2019

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