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Blame NRM for increased inequality

Uganda’s inequality did not just happen; it was created by NRM’s unfettered markets and politics!     When I started writing this column some 10 years ago, in my second article to grace these pages, entitled, “SAPs will never alleviate poverty in Uganda until government swaps places with donors,” I explained a paradox that was …

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Dear NRM, invest in young people

Young people below 35 years make up 73% of Ugandans

As you build roads and dams, do not forget to invest in young people and women   Uganda is aspiring to become a middle income country in the next four years. My students often ask me: Why is our country so poor? These are adults at university wondering about the loads of poverty they see …

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NRM accused of stifling critical media

NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni

The ruling NRM party has once again come under criticism for trying to stifle critical and independent media, especially as the country prepares to go for general elections on  February 18, 2016. The complaint comes after the ruling party filed a complaint with the statutory Media Council against the Daily Monitor newspaper for publishing a …

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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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Comrades, Who is betraying who?

President Museveni (seated left) and former PM Mbabazi while at Kyankwanzi a few years ago

No story about the history of Uganda has been told more passionately, more fondly, more affectionately, and more nostalgically than the story of the 5-year ‘bush war’ that led to the 1986 liberation from dictatorship. Ugandans who were not yet born, or who were too young to understand whatever the bush war was all about, …

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Mbabazi presidential bid draws mixed reactions

Amama Mbabazi as he appeared in the Youtube video

President Yoweri Museveni’s former right-hand man and ex-Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has finally declared his readiness to challenge him for the NRM presidential flag-bearer, ahead of the 2016 elections. But Mbabazi’s announcement, made in a Youtube video titled My Declaration, has met with a combination of skepticism as well as mild support across …

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