If the announcement of oil production licenses, to the most credible consortium likely to commercialize Uganda’s oil find, had arrived two or three- or even five years ago, the accompanying euphoria could have served as the desperate morale boost that the government currently needs. Instead this significant announcement made this week passed with little fanfare.
Over lunch and later what us, Ugandans, refer to as “evening tea” I was asked several times about the T-shirt. As it happens, the t-shirt in question was a gift from Rwanda’s last election. It was a specially printed good quality black shirt with a black and white image of Rwanda’s president known here as
I was recently in conversation with two friends. Online of course. Both are lawyers under 33 with promising careers in public service. One in fact plans to run for president one day. Despite the fact that their education and early careers have been within the donor funded civil society in Uganda both support the position
Wrote this about a week ago ( it never went to publication) Uganda is not withdrawing from Somalia. At least not anytime soon. It is also unlikely to officially end its mission in Central Africa Republic. Rather the last I heard Ugandan peacekeeping is expanding both within the Great Lakes Region, and if one would
I hope this letter finds you well. Judging from the reporting of your trip to Nairobi over the oil pipeline issue the Kenyan political establishment expects nothing less than an agreement to export oil through Lamu. The Citizen reported that the talks had“collapsed”, for example, even if an official statement claimed otherwise. Standard reported that
Dear Mr. President (Elect) Yoweri Museveni I hope this letter finds you well. Judging from the reporting of your trip to Nairobi over the oil pipeline issue the Kenyan political establishment expects nothing less than an agreement to export oil through Lamu. The Citizen reported that the talks had“collapsed”, for example, even if an official
When Pope Francis visits Uganda this mostly Christian nation over the weekend – its to commemorate the story of the Ugandan martyrs, the boy-children who moved by their faith stood against the absolute power of Buganda’s Kings and were executed for it in the late 1800s. Very little is mentioned in the journey of the
Some people may call this revisionism. They are wrong. Two years after independence, and according to the official report issued from that era, Uganda would appear to be a high-flying confident sovereign state with a spring in its step. “ The government is seeking to alter the whole way of life of the people for