Editor's Note

This has been a trying year, but somehow, we are making it to the end. Hopefully 2021 will be better since we now have vaccines which will most likely bring COVID-19 pandemic to an end as soon as possible.

The December 2020 issue is devoted to Uganda’s upcoming general election in mid-January 2021. The first article by Mulengera reporters is a review of Gordon Balaba Kasibante Wavamunno’s book titled, “Independent Uganda: Reflections and Recollections”. The book narrates the disappointment of the author who was one of those who financed the five-year bush war which brought Museveni to power in 1986. The second article is a letter by a citizen, Asuman Odaka, to President Museveni, challenging the President on being undeniably sectarian despite his frequent denial. The veteran journalist, Helen Epstein, shows why election in Uganda is not free and fair despite government claims. The next article about the experience of presidential election in Uganda in light of the upcoming election, and it suggests a new approach for understanding previous failures and how to move forward without recycling the same past failed approaches. Johnathan Power, the veteran foreign affairs columnist reminds us of how neo-colonialism worked in a former French colony under “Emperor Bokassa” and President Giscard D’Estaing of France who died early this month. The last article is a memorial for Dr. Obyara David Anyoti who passed on November 1st, 2020, and a review of his book titled, “The Long March to National Freedom, Popular Self Governance and African Self Becoming in Uganda/Nile Africa”. The book articulates the march for freedom from colonialism up to the present and proposes a way forward. Enjoy your reading. Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but do not forget to wear your mask, sanitize your hands, and keep your social distance to keep you safe from COVID-19.