• The Great Lakes Region’s fragile order

    The Great Lakes Region’s fragile order0

    The Great Lakes Region’s fragile democracy is taking a toll on human life, critical governance issues, and threatening stability in the region. In less than 5 years, more than 1.2 million people have crossed into Uganda from South Sudan to escape the turmoil. In the same period, more than 1 million children have crossed to

  • Museveni gets ‘Meme-fied’

    Museveni gets ‘Meme-fied’0

    Freedom of expression is a lot of things – and for this digital savvy age: cartoons and memes have become a crucial part communicating online. If you don’t already know : a meme is defined as : “a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly

  • Democracy, my foot

    Democracy, my foot0

    Like many other Ugandans, whatever illusions I might have had about our being a “democracy” were quashed in February. But, every now and then I chance upon something that extols our democratic virtues. Government literature, especially. It’s rare to read a government report whose foreword or introduction does not include a reminder about how far

  • Did Besigye poke a Private Part of a ‘Leopard’ With a Sharp Ballot? What Next For Uganda?

    Did Besigye poke a Private Part of a ‘Leopard’ With a Sharp Ballot? What Next For Uganda?0

    The runner-up in Uganda’s February 18 poll, Dr. Kizza Besigye still remains under lock-down – 23 days on. Handicapped, he failed to file a Presidential Election Petition to challenge the disputed polls. However, candidate Amama Mbabazi managed to beat the deadline to file his petition. Apparently, we are now set for two battles – one


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