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Understanding Museveni’s silence on Rwanda – Albert Rudatsimburwa

Museveni has been uncharacteristically silent on matters involving Uganda and Rwanda. Some commentators close to his government have given the impression that this is the normal reaction of someone who is calm and collected.

However, what they have neglected to point out is that this kind of reaction would also be expected from someone who has been caught in the act.

Museveni’s dream for Rwanda unmasked

Most people who follow politics of the region know that President Yoweri Museveni has long harboured ambitions of making Rwanda Uganda’s appendage. At the very least, he seeks to dictate to this country what it should and should not do.

Over the years he has recruited like-minded people from inside Rwanda to work with him to frame their country in his image. These are his protégés. But what is so special that they see in Museveni and he sees in them and together they wish to export to Rwanda?

Why Uganda should not celebrate over their new ‘savior’ – Rwanda

The sustained campaign to sanitise fraudulent Rwandan businessman Tribert Rujugiro is up in earnest, especially in Uganda.

A teaser posted Saturday on the official Twitter handle of Ugandan daily, New Vision about the paper that will be circulated on Sunday has a headline that goes “Rwandan magnate is West Nile’s new hope”.

RDC thinks a revolution in Uganda possible after 2021 elections

Former Lira RC Lutukumoi Mwaka has said President Museveni can fall amidst all this mess in the country and if opposition unite then the future is bright .

#THINKING ALOUD! LUTUKUMOI BELIEVES REVOLUTION LIKE IN LIBYA, AND LATELY SUDAN IS STILL POSSIBLE IN UGANDA BUT AFTER 2021 ELECTION! Nelson Mandela said ” its seems impossible until its done! What happened in France, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and Sudan can happen in Uganda. Yes, there is freedom of speech in Uganda but no freedom after speech! 33 years is enough to generate rage!

Ugandans stop crying and stand up for change – Mulindwa Andrew

My fellow Ugandans, as a concerned citizen, I found it necessary to write to you in response of our beloved Uganda and the current status of our country in connection with Dictator Museveni and his government.

We have for so long cried and nothing has changed only to keep on crying but in reality our cries has never been considered by anyone, we thought that western countries could hear our loud voices but they have only kept on promising to end our pain and later seen chanting with our oppressors.
I may ask you a question if you could fairly answer me, if you’re in that great pain, whom do you think to carry away your pain if you yourself can’t stand and find a solution to your pain?

Understanding our ‘Get Your National Id’ Campaign in the context of the Sudan and Algeria uprisings – Bobi Wine

Dear friends, 

I have seen a few comments on social media seemingly wondering how our call on the people to register as voters will rid Uganda of dictator Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Some have raised doubts that an election, organized by Museveni’s controlled Electoral Commission can rid our nation of Museveni and Musevenism. Indeed, there are some comrades who have suggested that we should forget about 2021 and kick Museveni out of power before the end of 2019- Algeria or Sudan style. 

6 remaining long-serving African terrific heads following Bashir downfall

African countries have had their fair share of long-serving leaders but, if the past decade is anything to go by, this trend is about to come to a crashing halt.

In what has now come to be referred to as ‘Africa Rising,’ the continent is slowly awakening and realizing that they can do – and deserve – better.

It all started in January 2012 with the ouster of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade following a 12-year rule.

Why we must reject the idea of Uganda being a monarchy – MP Zaake

It started as a rumor. The Fountain of Honor denied it. Yet, its proponents consistently pursued their cause freely without hindrances, and some of us who stood with the people opposed the idea at the expense of our lives. They beat us to near death. That is how serious they wanted Art 102(b) in Uganda’s constitution repealed.

It is worth noting that by the time it was repealed, the Head of Government – cum the Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, had expressly declared his desire in expediting the process thereof.

Why do Lawyers wear black & white uniform ? – Pamba Egan

Every profession has a certain dress code, and the people belong to a particular profession are recognized by their attire. Such as Doctors are recognized by their white aprons, engineers by their helmets and so on. In this way, lawyers are identified by their black and white attire. Though the color of lawyer’s attire is the same lawyers have a dress code that differs from country to country.

It is considered that lawyers have one of the most elegant dress code compared to other professions. Lawyers are considered as one of the best-dressed professionals. Whereas in some countries like Canada the uniform for lawyers is a red and white dress.

We Are Too Weak to Stop Israel

Israel is holding an election on Tuesday, and Palestinian communities in the occupied territories are not following it with much interest This is not because whoever is elected will not have a strong impact on our lives. It’s because none of the leading candidates has a program for peace. The main contenders are committed to maintaining the illegal Jewish settlements that have been established in the West Bank. They do not seek to end the occupation.

Israel has not formally annexed the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, but it lords over these lands like a sovereign power. Or worse. It has seized tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority, which is supposed to administer the West Bank; it keeps Gaza under siege. It dictates that we, Palestinians, can only watch from our homes the results of an election whose outcome will govern our lives and the future on our land. Israeli Jews in the West Bank are citizens, but we are not. They will be able to go into Israel to vote. Not us.

Thoughts on humanity, utopia and politics – Namanya Boaz

I am known for talking politics publicly. Though it’s one of the those things some people never talk about socially. But every now and then you have to speak your conscience like I do.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil was that good men should do nothing.”- Edmund Burke

Fresh Kid Vs Uganda’s labour laws, a lawyers view- Egan Pamba

The Ugandan entertainment industry was left in shock after the youth minister Florence Nakiwala Kiyinji issued a ministerial directive banning Fresh Kid from performing on any music shows across the country, this news has been welcomed with divided opinions from the members of the public, some people have openly attacked the youth minister directive where as others have supported it, those in opposition have strongly argued in favor of the Luga-flow child rapper that he can handle both education and music at the same time, that he should be left to pursue his talent in any case education in Uganda is not a key to success as many people have gone as far as graduating with bachelors degrees but with nothing to show for their sweat, those who have supported the youth ministers directive have argued that the boy is too young he should focus on school & study as opposed to singing in bars at night among other reasons.

Will Uganda opposition field a joint candidate against Museveni ?

By Nile Blog

Justice Forum president Asuman Basalirwa is spearheading discussions to unite all opposition leaders and parties against the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in the 2021 general election. Some NRM organs have already endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party candidate.

Nile Blog has learnt that Basalirwa has already brokered talks between Democratic Party (DP) president Norbert Mao and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. Lukwago leads DP splinter group, Truth and Justice Platform.

Why President Museveni’s two days in Kenya were heroic – Sam Evidence

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a friend who told me that he was in Kenya a head of the President’s visit, I did not keep it in mind until I got the news that the President had arrived in Mombasa receiving a 21 gun salute and being received by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.

Uganda’s opposition hates it so much when we call president Museveni a performer and that’s why they demonize most of his developmental programs by adding propaganda on them and talking ill against them in order to make the public hate them.

Let us demand Museveni departure – Semujju Nganda

I have spent the last one week in Accra, Ghana attending a short course on “Strengthening the Role of Opposition in Parliament for Effective Governance and Oversight” conducted by African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA).

Beyond academic presentations, I, together with Leader of the Opposition, Betty Aol Ocan, and two shadow ministers visited and interacted with the top leadership of Ghana’s two main political parties; National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP). There are only two parties in the Ghanaian parliament.

Group dictatorship or also people’s choice? – Boaz Namanya

This may not be a very peculiar or so easy thing to say in a country like Uganda but recently I have realized that we live in a dictatorship. It is no longer what it set out to be.

When the people who govern the nation, even though elected, make laws that do not apply to them, raise their own salaries, have their own healthcare and retire with all the benefits they have been living under while in office then it is not a democracy or a democratic republic. It is a dictatorship by a group.