Peace or Justice? The false post-election choice Ugandans are being offered

The Uganda Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu announces the 2016 Presidential Results:  One of my favorite bible verses is Deuteronomy 30:19: “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and … Continue reading Peace or Justice? The false post-election choice Ugandans are being offered

Uganda’s Endemic Corruption: Why We Are all Guilty

President Museveni hands a sack full of sh250m notes ($100,000) to leader of a youth group in Eastern Uganda in 2013 Today I wanted to share with you my recent reflection on corruption and why it’s a problem we are all responsible for, whether personally guilty of it or not. It would sound remarkably unbelievable … Continue reading Uganda’s Endemic Corruption: Why We Are all Guilty

Why Uganda’s “free” Education is a sociological time bomb

Our ‘Bantustan’ Education will come back to haunt us One of the worst indignities of apartheid in South Africa was the policy of ‘Separate Development’. The policy served as a structural solution for apartheid’s planners who wanted to turn South Africa into a white republic in which blacks did not feature as citizens. Also known … Continue reading Why Uganda’s “free” Education is a sociological time bomb

Of Museveni’s Hoes and our Clueless Elite

People enjoying Malwa (Internet Photo) Incumbent presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni’s campaign promises of late have rattled and confounded Uganda’s small but vocal elite. The promises are ridiculous beyond belief, most of them say. How can he be talking about hoes in 2015? How does giving money to Malwa (local brew) drinking groups help anyone? Can’t … Continue reading Of Museveni’s Hoes and our Clueless Elite

‘From The American People’

Like a tornado in his native Oklahoma, the detective and his men burst into the Salt Lake City offices of the Technical Advisor. Tonny Littlechild had for years worked for the aid management firm Jason Benning Inc., whose offices occupied the majestic Blackwell building that covers most of 286, Bethel Avenue. Owned by the church … Continue reading ‘From The American People’

The TDA Imbroglio and the Smallness of Uganda’s Politics

Today we start in Sri Lanka. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was a long term member of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling Freedom party. He had served in many government roles; as ruling party secretary general, Defense Minister, Health Minister, and many other portfolios. He was one of the most powerful men in the government and a close … Continue reading The TDA Imbroglio and the Smallness of Uganda’s Politics

Besigye Floored Muntu in the FDC Debate: My Analysis

Muntu and Besigye: Photo montage courtesy of The East African In  case you missed it, The NTV sponsored FDC Presidential Primary debate last night was such an en eye opening event for watchers of Ugandan politics including yours truly. From 10:00pm to 12:30am, Retired Gen. Mugisha Muntu, incumbent FDC president faced off with Rtd. Col. … Continue reading Besigye Floored Muntu in the FDC Debate: My Analysis

Tackling Mwenda’s Malarkey on Term Limits

By Bernard Sabiti 12/08/2015 Synopsis: Today we start with a flashback: Episode 1: August 2005, Kampala, Uganda. Scene 1: Date: August 10. Location: Kololo Airstrip. Event: Funeral service of Ugandans that, a few days earlier, had died with then Sudanese Vice President, John Garang in a helicopter crash. Yoweri Museveni: “These newspapers, I am the … Continue reading Tackling Mwenda’s Malarkey on Term Limits

Taking Down Andrew Mwenda’s Pseudo-Intellectualism

By Bernard Sabiti We will start with definitions here: 1. Pseudo-intellectual. Noun. 1. “a person exhibiting intellectual pretensions that have no basis in sound scholarship.” 2. “a person who pretends an interest in intellectual matters for reasons of status.” 3. “a person who wants to be thought of as having a lot of intelligence and … Continue reading Taking Down Andrew Mwenda’s Pseudo-Intellectualism