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Art kings, and why the Alur are the ‘most civilised’ Ugandans

All the four of us at some point had been part of the “Capital Gang” story...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  By5 days ago

Wed Nov 07 14:35:00 EAT 2018

The capture of Uganda’s State House and how we got stuck in reverse gear

We are sliding further in a two – or even three – tier EAC, with Rwanda and Kenya at the top...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Nov 07 14:35:00 EAT 2018

Wed Oct 31 10:39:00 EAT 2018

‘The Bobi Wine Effect’: Talking about #PeoplePower in Oslo

The biggest revelation to me is that I hadn’t realised that Bobi Wine is actually a kind of messiah to many...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 31 10:39:00 EAT 2018


Wed Oct 24 12:00:00 EAT 2018

Hello State House Uganda: Is anyone at home?

If it’s true, it’s scarier that enemies of the NRM have grown so bold, they can descend upon a hapless citizen with guns in broad daylight in the middle of Kampala, bundle him in a back of a...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 24 12:00:00 EAT 2018

Wed Oct 17 11:42:43 EAT 2018

‘Erotic capital’: A new way for Uganda to get economic growth?

We all presumed the sale of sex was excluded, although we know some liberal countries where that too is legal...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 17 11:42:43 EAT 2018

Wed Oct 10 11:00:00 EAT 2018

Why Uganda is not Ghana…or why Ghana isn’t Uganda (Part II)

Old money and power in Ghana lives in Cantonments, a shamelessly leafy and posh suburb...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 10 11:00:00 EAT 2018


Wed Oct 03 11:19:00 EAT 2018

Why Uganda is not Ghana…or is it why Ghana isn’t Uganda?

Rather than revive Uganda Airlines as a passenger airline, perhaps it’s wiser to think of a cargo service instead...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Oct 03 11:19:00 EAT 2018

Wed Sep 26 11:33:00 EAT 2018

Bobi Wine: The ‘Badman from Kamwokya’ in a leopard’s lair

Quieter, and even more light-hearted than his previous, in it the man seemed to have finally found his inner voice...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 26 11:33:00 EAT 2018

Wed Sep 19 11:00:00 EAT 2018

The ‘roads’ to a rich Uganda in 2030 are there – right here

This should be, surprise, surprise, President Yoweri Museveni’s problem – or opportunity, because it could actually be a grand solution to a potentially existential crisis he is facing...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 19 11:00:00 EAT 2018


Wed Sep 12 13:00:00 EAT 2018

Museveni’s long speech, and the untold stories of China

Given as it looks like something is about to give in Uganda, it was worth the slog to get a sense of where the President’s head is...

Section  Charles Onyango Obbo  ByWed Sep 12 13:00:00 EAT 2018

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