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Ssebuguzi Anselm: Bayindi can be a tribe in Uganda without complexes

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I have read views from different Ugandans about the proposed bill to recognize Indians as a tribe, both educated and non educated seem to have the same understanding of a tribe. And in my view, their understanding of ‘tribe’ is wrong.

One of them is Hon. Muhammad Nsereko who is a member of parliament, and I heard that he is as well a lawyer by education.

Hon. Muhammad Nsereko argues that Indians cannot be a tribe in Uganda because in India they already have over 365 tribes already, but let me help Hon. Nsereko and the scores of others who ignorantly think that a tribe is associated to one’s race and/ colour. 

First of all, the Indians proposed bill talks about Indians of Ugandans not Indians of India. The more than 365 tribes of Indian is a non issue in this case therefore.

Norbert Mao: An active boycott is imperative when elections become an empty ritual

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I have received a lot of feedback after declaring that President Museveni is doing everything to insure himself against the possibility of losing the presidential election and therefore Ugandans should seriously consider boycotting the presidential ballot. The purpose of the boycott would be to leave him to run alone probably accompanied by some Mickey Mouse candidates manufactured for that purpose. A boycott is a desperate and extraordinary measure of last resort. It means the situation is dire. Desperate times demand desperate measures.

Imagine a soccer match where two teams face each other. One team is the reigning champion. The other team is the challenger that the trophy has eluded for decades. The reigning champion is captained by a player who is also the referee. He runs around with a whistle in his mouth.

Fix the issues, don’t create an exempt elite ¬ Dr Ian Clarke

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There was a tragic accident along the Bukasa Ring Road a few weeks ago when a car swerved to avoid a pothole and ploughed into a boda boda carrying a father and three children. The boda boda guy died, plus two of the children. Shortly after the accident, KCCA installed a speed bump, but the pothole that caused the accident is still there.When I travel anywhere in Uganda there are speed bumps.

It seems that we have a prescriptive remedy for road accidents: put in more speed bumps, but we do not add to this solution using common sense. In the case of the accident in Bukasa the immediate cause was the pothole, which remains there. It would have made more sense to fix the underlying cause of the accident, which is the pothole. Potholes are not expensive to repair, but we remain with many of them throughout the city, and they are a major cause of slowing the flow of traffic that contributes to traffic jams.

1st Lady JANET MUSEVENI: Corruption the root of Makerere’s problems

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 First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has said growing corruption in society has manifested itself in the current student problems at Makerere University. She asked students especially to desist from being used corruptly.

“I advise them to desist from being used by unscrupulous people who do not care about what happens to them now or in the future, and who will abandon them as soon as they have achieved their mischievous purposes,” she said in a missive on Tuesday.

The First Lady accused some students of accepting to be used by political actors in society to cause mayhem at Makerere. She also said she has been informed that many of those rioting over fees are not even students of the university.

African continental free trade area (afcfta) hindered by politics in East Africa ~ Maseruka Sadat

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The AFCFTA, once complete, will be a continent-wide free trade area for those states which have deposited instruments of ratification, It is called a ‘Free Trade Area’ but will be more akin to a comprehensive partnership agreement because the disciplines will go beyond trade in goods to over services, investment, competition and intellectual property[1].

With the objectives to create a single continental market for goods and services,with free movement of business persons and investments, and thus pave the way for accelerating the establishment of a continental customs union. It will also expand intra-African trade through better harmonization and coordination of trade liberalization and facilitation and instruments across the regional economic communities (RECs) and across Africa in general. The AFCFTA is also expected to enhance competitiveness at the industry and enterprise level through exploitation of opportunities for scale production, continental market access and better allocation of resources.

Opinion: a message to president Museveni by poor youth on current state of affairs in Uganda

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Mr President: You are the only one to help Uganda regain it’s foreign Image.Our Government lost a great Leader in the name of RT HON AMAMA MBABAZI.U the only one remaining and you must act now or never. Mbabazi was blackmailed by your enemies but whoever blackmailed him will regret and will pay dearly.

Hon Pius Bigirimana Permanent Secretary of Judiciary was Denied Visa to Enter USA but instead of getting a solution and understanding the cause, Some officials prefer to support groups to blackmail USA.

Nrm young Cadres are being used by Mafias to post Propaganda against the United States of America for imposing travel Embargos on some NRM Government Officials such as Former IGP Kale Kayihura,Hon Pius Bigirimana and unofficial USA sanctions on minister of foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa

NRM is basing on Chinese loans to attack USA because usa as been demanding Uganda Government to uphold the core values of democracy and good governance, rule of law,justice,accountability,etc.

The Young King and A Snake: the cost of generational blame game in Uganda ~ Christopher Okidi

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A young king ascended to the throne after the death of his father, but like British Politician Lord Acton said of power, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The young monarch immediately purged his father’s old servants, banished the old and invited his young friends to manage the affairs of the kingdom. Young as they were they abdicated their royalty duties and indulged in binge drinking, party after party. Pandemonium soon set in when the king drops on the ground and a snake crawls into his mouth.

The puzzle the young rulers were confronted with was how to remove a snake from the King’s mouth without injuring him? None of the new replacements of the old timers in the royal service knew exactly what to do. When push came to shove as the situation was dire, the servants went out to look for elders to help resolve the crisis. His loyal servant returned with one of elders who came with a bag and a rat in it, because he was already briefed of what had befallen the king. On arriving where the King was, he opened his bag picked out the rat and threw it on the ground, when the snake heard the rat squeak, it got out of the King’s throat immediately and started chasing the rat, that is how the crisis was resolved.

Beware of disinformation, character terrorism and reputational mudslinging cowards online~Odrek Rwabwogo

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About June of this year, I received a phone call from a telephone number, +260-958-117-776. It was a male voice with a familiar sounding Kiganda/English accent. However, I couldn’t put a face to it in my mind. The fellow said he was calling from South Africa from a place he called ‘The people’s agency’. The blackmailer said he called to warn me about what he termed as “your ambitions”. He added “we are going to release information unless you can talk to us in a good way……” I have since seen several telephone numbers from this fake blackmail group send messages and redistribute them across social media.

I took this as a redundant annoying (crank) call and told the fellow to go find something better to do with his life. Suddenly in July, I begun to notice simultaneous despicable lies circulating on social media platforms and shared by some of the people we work with. These shameful lies target our business and my person. I asked a lawyer to take up the matter with UCC and file a complaint against the number and the source of the caller.

Mafabi was all smiles shaking hands with the president at independence day , its a good gesture – Sam Evidence

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Independence day celebration went on well, with hosting the Zimbabwean president and later seeing pictures of the FDC General secretary Nandala Mafabi smiling all through while shaking hands with the President. The picture which has gone viral on social media has indeed amazed me and triggered me to put down Something.

The extremists in the opposition have introduced a new name for our president and you must have read it somewhere. They call him “Dictator”. They freely say it out even to the audience which has People who have tasted on the good leadership and good personality of President Museveni. President Museveni’s leadership is built on tolerance and being accommodative for people you don’t agree with Politically..those who call him dictator am sure if we asked them why they do so, most of them would run out of answers.

The Seven(7) surprising benefits of Marijuana tea

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There are many impressive benefits of marijuana tea, including its ability to reduce nausea, stimulate the appetite, relieve stress and anxiety, protect heart health, eliminate pain, prevent cognitive decline, and boost the immune system, among others.

What is Marijuana Tea?

Marijuana tea comes from the cannabis plant, and the benefits are mainly derived from THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient found in cannabis. [1] This compound binds to the pain receptors in our brain, essentially functioning as a natural pain reliever, among other therapeutic purposes. Use of this tea is recommended if you live in a country or region where the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana is legal.

We can do it alone as People Power – Okoler Opio Enoch

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My colleague whose Identity I won’t disclose here holds the opinion that, we were rigged in Hoima because Mr. Museveni vowed to have that slot under all circumstances.

Well, civility requires that I respect his viewpoint even though we disagree on it.

Our only point of agreement, not in toto is that, the disagreements in opposition consciously or subconsciously orchestrated by the conduct of a few of our colleagues in People Power certainly negated our bid. That we agree until the point of asking to what extent did the same create effects to our detriment? He argues that, the effects were so insignificant that even without such we would still be rigged, that left him without reasons as to why we lost save the reason he gave and those advanced by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi

Full Text: Gen Museveni slams USA Sanctions on Gen Kayihura

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Fellow Ugandans and, especially, the Bazzukulu

It says, in the Church of Uganda Prayer Book, on page 5, as follows: “They left undone what they ought to have done and they did that they ought not to have done and there is no truth in them”. In Runyakore, it says: “Bakareka ebibashemereire kukora, bakora ebibatashemereire kukora, n’amazima tigari muribo”. It is most interesting to see how some of the elements of the Opposition are jubilating about some authorities in the USA who have recently declared that General Kale and some members of his family will not be allowed to enter the USA in case they want to travel there.

Before I comment on the action of the USA Govt in the matter of Kale, I should, first of all, say that, that excitement among some elements of the Opposition shows the poor quality of their spectacles when it comes to issues of Africa and Uganda. Why do they think that going to the USA or, indeed, any non-African country is so important that if you are not allowed there, it will amount to a painful punishment? I know of no Country that is more beautiful than Uganda on Earth Planet. It is actually a sacrifice for me to visit any non-African country on account of bad weather, strange foods etc.

The facts on two nailed NRM supporters – Okoler Opio Enoch

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Nkoma in Mbale District is where it is alleged that one Isaac Katoogo an ardent supporter of NRM and President Museveni was nailed.

It is alleged further that, he was nailed by unknown persons for carrying a speaker while playing the “Kadongo Kamu” song he composed praising Mr. Museveni.

Comparing his case and that of Baker Kasumba, the 21 year old who was allegedly nailed in the palm of his hands in Bwaise or around a few weeks ago, I do infer that, even though, the assailants in both cases are not known, the similarity betwixt the two incidences is to the effect that the tormenters of the two victims mean the same and most likely they are the same.

Deep Analysis: An unmask of the nightmare to Uganda’s criminal Justice System” – Denis Nyombi

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My analysis in the wake of the rampant criminality kidnaps and subsequent muders, that shall be in 5 series of what i promised as an indepth analysis, of what i have observed and studied for long while as a criminal defence attorney, shall be named ” An unmask of the nightmare to Uganda’s criminal Justice System”
I will look at all the stakeholders in this system, to enable us understand where are we from, Why are we here and how did we get here.
In this, we shall be in position to underline and decrypt, what may be the definitive illustrate, of what is going on and where do we go from here.

First, lets take a detailed understanding of our police force. Until sometime in April 2014, the official name of the Uganda police, an agency of the Government was, Uganda Police Force. On that day, the then IGP Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura, publicly announced the name change from Uganda Police Force to Uganda National Police. However, the most popular name is Uganda Police (UP) or “popi” as most towns folks call it.

The gruesome nailing of NRM supporter exposes people power extremism and intolerance – Sam Evidence

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I was shocked and traumatized after seeing the pictures of an NRM supporter who was hit and nailed by people power supporters. The young Man committed no offense apart from supporting the National Resistance Movement and expressing his support and love by putting on the yellow beret. The extremists and intolerant people Power supporters felt offended and wanted to end his life by nailing him instead of talking to him to win his heart to their side.

The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, gives every Ugandan a right to belong to any Political party. The same Constitution gives rights to any ugandan to belong to any religion. We call it rights of faith. If a person chooses a Political party that you don’t support or like, you have to respect their choice and maybe if you want him to your side you talk to them nicely, when you win his heart then he can join you and nobody will blame you for that besides Political parties win by numbers.

The Negativity on our national airliner is unnecessary – Sam Evidence

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It took us for a surprise when when we got the news that Uganda was in process of procuring new planes and reviving Uganda airlines. Most Ugandans thought it was joke and usual unfulfilled promises that government usually makes. This wasn’t the case this time around as we saw what was promised being brought here and yesterday commissioned to start work officially.

However, it’s very unfortunate that Ugandans in the opposition who feel they should oppose everything have started spreading all the negativity about our national airliner forgetting that it belongs to them. If there was any training school for people to learn how to oppose, I would refer Uganda’s opposition to that school. In order to get that training because they seem not to understand and to differentiate between Politics and Development of their own country. They seem not to understand what to oppose and what to leave.