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Arrest of Mbabazi supporters heightens tensions between NRM and Go Forward camps

The arrest of sixteen supporters of Independent Presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi over alleged involvement in the violent clashes in Ntungamo a week ago, has heightened tensions between the two rival camps of Go Forward and NRM. The arrests come after tough language from both President Yoweri Museveni and the Inspector General of Police …

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Campaigns of crowds, promises, deception

President Musveni has pulled unbelievable crowds in Northern Uganda

Passing through the middle of rain-drenched and forested Hoima District, we came across a convoy of military vehicles stuck somewhere in a muddy-soaked road along villages that clearly were still seriously backward. President Yoweri Museveni was visiting the district on one of his exploits of getting every Ugandan into the middle-income bracket within score years. …

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Oil: Reason Museveni, Mbabazi are fighting!

President Museveni and Former prime minster Amama Mbabazi

Societies become great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in! I strongly believe that Uganda’s biggest growth-retarding factor since 2005 has not been low schooling, or underdeveloped financial systems. It has neither been high government deficits nor distorted foreign exchange markets. We are being let down by the …

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Is Amama rethinking presidential run?

John Patrick Amama Mbabazi

John Patrick Amama Mbabazi’s statement last week on a radio talk show was surprising and controversial.  Or, maybe not? He indicated that were he not to be selected by the NRM delegates’ conference as the flag official bearer of the NRM, he would not contest the 2016 presidential elections after all. This is after he …

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Is Museveni-Mbabazi quarrel a con act?

Mbabazi was forced to change his trade mark cool composure by Museveni's supporters during his appearance at VOA's Straight Talk Africa show with Shaka Ssali

The Yoweri Museveni-Amama Mbabazi story won’t go away quickly. Attention is now progressively getting focused on the suspicion of Museveni’s usual political tricks. Accordingly, disinformation and tom-foolery. These are not entirely wrong assumptions. There have been precedents along the Museveni political road, some of them so craftily conceived and executed that many people were duped; …

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