Reading Time: 6 minutesWitness testimony from the Uganda Human Rights Commission led by Justice Arthur Oder. James Namakajo ( journalist and intelligence officer. Inmate and witness) “ I am of the view that Mutukula in my mind symbolizes the worst that man could do to man. I think the architect of Mutukula is a very, very
Reading Time: 5 minutesA more reliable reading of Yoweri Museveni’s approaches to amongst others Uganda’s position in the region and the world is not his recent work “ Casualties of Western “Neo- Imperialism” and “African weakness”. Rather it is his address to leaders of his party in July 2016, under the broad theme of the ideology of the
Reading Time: 4 minutesLadies and Gentlemen: It is your president…. If Idi Amin had 18 reasons as to why he took over the presidency. Here are the first five as to why National Service for young adults will reshape the country for years to come – if a reformed political process will allow it to thrive. It
Reading Time: 5 minutesYesterday we sparred on the subject of the “no-where” movement that digs moats and builds fortresses around the psychology of presidencies in Uganda and around the continent. I called this system the praise society. It is a no-where movement because it builds a support system for a sitting president that responds to the logic that
Reading Time: 5 minutesUganda Police Force should probably release Mr. Mathew Kanyamunyu. He is the suspect in a fatal shooting last weekend of a social worker at Lugogo Mall in Kampala. The case has got the blood of many boiling. The victim was a well-liked community organiser from the North of the country and his alleged killer; Mr.
Reading Time: 4 minutes( extracted from an email to a friend in Kampala) Greetings from the desert here in Abu Dhabi. This has been an illuminating week but one which would not be complete without an introduction, for future reference to Mr. Andrew Turihamwe. Like many Ugandans in the UAE, Turihamwe is working hard to make a living
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn light of #UGwomensweek. Some thoughts… Human progress is often depicted as a bird. If one wing is broken it cannot fly. Not that it matters these days if the bird can type. The wings in this socially conservative view of progress; are the two genders, male and female, even if this vision of the
Reading Time: 3 minutesPolitical systems are organisms. When they are young, they are full of energy and promise. But inevitably they grow old and lethargic. It has long been a criticism of the political centre that this problem of “old age” is disproportionately African. That is because some African leaders, many who have done away with presidential term