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Uganda woman stoops to conquer

Oct
29
John Otim

In this male dominated society, it is no big deal for a man to be married to two or more wives and have on the sideline strings of girlfriends and love affairs. In my days as a young man about town I once more or less did just that. And I wasn’t a male chauvinist. But a young woman by the name Ann Grace Aguti, in this corner of the world called The Republic of Uganda, is beginning to change all that.

 
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Amazing Story of an African Teacher

Oct
29
Joseph Apel

When I first met him in in 1954 in our primary six class at Boroboro Primary School (Northern Uganda) under the distinguished headship of Wilson Okaka, Ongom David, as he was popularly known throughout the school, was a gangly youth. He appeared the kind of boy, school bullies will underestimate and seek to dominate. But they would be wrong.

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Is free and fair election possible in Africa?

Oct
29
Okot Nyormoi

African leaders do not lose elections. It is a truism that has endured for decades and that has so to speak stood the test of time. The leader’s permanent victory at the polls, often scoring well over 90% of the votes cast, was at one point interrupted by its twin, the coup d’état 

 
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Which way Africa? Parliamentary or Presidential System?

Oct
29
Peter Anyang Nyongo

It is interesting to observe the similarities that exist between Kenya and Uganda. In the runup to the 1962 elections that brought independence, Milton Obote’s Uganda People’s Congress party, formed a coalition with Buganda’s royalist party, Kabaka Yekka [The King Alone]. The two parties commanded a Parliamentary majority, and Obote rode to power as Prime Minister.

 
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