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Wed Mar 13 13:00:00 EAT 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  ByWed Mar 13 13:00:00 EAT 2019

Wed Mar 06 13:00:00 EAT 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  ByWed Mar 06 13:00:00 EAT 2019

Wed Feb 27 13:00:00 EAT 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  ByWed Feb 27 13:00:00 EAT 2019


Wed Feb 20 12:08:54 EAT 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  ByWed Feb 20 12:08:54 EAT 2019

Wed Feb 13 04:31:45 EAT 2019

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  ByWed Feb 13 04:31:45 EAT 2019

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

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