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  • Education in Uganda has not evolved

    I recently passed by a nursery school in Kampala and heard the little ones sing a rhyme I knew only too well. I am 25-years-old and 20-years-ago, I

  • Are criminals getting bold or Police is just terrible at its job?

    Kampala, one of Africa’s safest cities is not sure about that status anymore as growing crime rate engulfs the city of seven hills. It seems some

  • Why Uganda needs new laws to hold police in check, and accountable

    In May this year Uganda’s Constitutional Court made a ruling that offered a welcome development for domestic justice for victims of police

  • Umeme remains committed to powering Uganda’s prosperity

    Umeme would like to congratulate the government for having successfully gone through the 2019 Manifesto Week that run from May 13 to 24, 2019. We

  • Why you should spend more time thinking about Social Media Marketing

    Before we get into why you need to spend more time thinking about Social Media Marketing, let’s talk about what Social Media Marketing is. So, what

  • Kampala Can’t Be More Successful Than Its Inhabitants.

    According to Uganda Bureau of statistics, the national poverty level increased from 19.7 per cent in the financial year 2012/13 to 21.4 per cent in

  • President Museveni mourns boat accident victims, orders registration of all boats.

    President Yoweri Kagiuta Museveni has mourned all those that perished in a boat accident that occurred on Lake Victoria yesterday evening.

  • Museveni explains Kampala youth cash bonanza

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has spoken out about the recent cash bonanzas that he has been giving out to different groups of people across the

  • Jamal Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

    A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the

  • President Museveni's 2018 Independence day speech

    Your Excellencies the Invited Heads of State and

  • Grants and support for people with disabilities in Uganda

    Early this week, I interacted with a one Fred Katumba, a resident of Kajjansi in Entebbe Municipality. Katumba is 48 years old and suffers from

  • BOU did not “blow” shs 478 Billion in Crane Bank takeover - Mutebile

    On Monday, September 17 2018, the Daily Monitor ran a story with the headline “How BOU Blew Shs 478 billion in the Crane Bank Takeover”. The story

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  • The idle, disorderly rogues and criminalisation of the excluded

    This is not the first time President Museveni has given the same directive. The police spokesperson confirmed that they are no longer arresting

  • Tribute to Joseph Bossa, a distinguished son of Uganda

    Like many patriotic Ugandans, I lamented and wondered why God allows good men, like Bossa, to perish while callous, evil and wicked men live to

  • Bible schools may mushroom and teach fake knowledge

    About three weeks ago, a phone caller into the programme asked the sort of question malwa drinkers could have discussed at his joint during his

  • Corruption is so powerful we now try to pray it away

    But what I know is that it is bizarrely tiring to listen to the anti-corruption sermon, national prayer breakfast after another. It is as if it is

  • National Prayer Breakfast? It is National ‘Pretence’ Breakfast

    The notable attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast have (nearly) always been politicians. They pig out on great food in a country where

  • Parliament should walk the talk in fight against corruption

    In reference to the theme, President Museveni quoted Luke 16:10-12 that reads: “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large

  • On confusing story of Lady Justice Tibatemwa

    On the face of it, it appears reasonable considering that she is a full-time lord justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda.

  • We should revisit debate on safety in our schools

    School authorities have since claimed that she must have fallen into the tank as she went to answer nature’s call, but police in Kasese have since

  • October’s plentitudes: “Parte after parte after parte”

    First, it has been raining. That means that our farmers are busy and there will be food at the next harvest. This is very important for the

  • Museveni may have to choose between oil and his presidency

    The corporate powers respond to the ‘goodwill’ of the African president by double crossing the mercenaries in the middle of the operation.

  • Problem with judging Africa using Western standards

    No other part of the world has been represented and misrepresented with big brush strokes of, especially negative portrayal, as the African

  • Do we know what independence means for those who fought for it?

    The 1966 date is crucial because that is the time Uganda lost its virginity of good governance just barely four years into puberty as a young