Opinion

 The Hypocrisy and Double Standards by Buganda Kingdom: Lessons to Learn from President Museveni

Under the spotlight is the Buganda Kingdom, which has recently claimed responsibility for the arrest of social media influencer Ibrahim Musana, known as Pressure_24seven. Musana was apprehended on February...

What Next for FDC Katonga Group as We Near 2026 Elections?

The upcoming 2026 elections in Uganda have placed the FDC Katonga Group in a crucial predicament. A persistent...

Bobi Wine’s Controversial Political Decisions Threaten His Relationship with the Buganda Kingdom

Since gaining independence, the Buganda Kingdom has been instrumental in shaping politicians from among the Baganda to advocate...

The Sustainability Dilemma: Boreholes or NWSC for Hospital Water Supply?

Dr. Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Health, suggested on February 7, 2024, that the...

Bobi Wine’s Politics of Lies and Blackmail: A Game that Will Not Last Long

Since the presidential elections in January 2021, the political landscape in Uganda has witnessed significant changes, exposing various...

 The Hypocrisy and Double Standards by Buganda Kingdom: Lessons to Learn from President Museveni

Under the spotlight is the Buganda Kingdom, which has recently claimed responsibility for the arrest of social media influencer Ibrahim Musana, known as Pressure_24seven. Musana was apprehended on February 17, 2023, on charges of social media misuse and hate speech. His videos, containing abusive language directed at the Kabaka of Buganda and other officials, had gone viral. This article explores the hypocrisy and double standards exhibited by the Buganda Kingdom in its actions, highlighting the need for lessons to...

What Next for FDC Katonga Group as We Near 2026 Elections?

The upcoming 2026 elections in Uganda have placed the FDC Katonga Group in a crucial predicament. A persistent rift between the Najjanankumbi and Katonga factions has hindered their unity, with each group organizing separate meetings and publicly criticizing one another. Although one faction holds legitimacy, it remains uncertain what lies ahead for those aligned with Kizza Besigye and the Katonga group. With the official FDC party operating from Najjanankumbi, they will determine the candidates eligible to run on the FDC...

Bobi Wine’s Controversial Political Decisions Threaten His Relationship with the Buganda Kingdom

Since gaining independence, the Buganda Kingdom has been instrumental in shaping politicians from among the Baganda to advocate for the kingdom's interests within the central government. Esteemed leaders like Mayanja Nkangi, Abu Mayanja, and Paul Kawanga Semogerere benefited from the kingdom's backing to fulfill this purpose. In 1993, following President Museveni's reinstatement of cultural institutions and the enthronement of Kabaka Ronald Mwenda, the kingdom persisted in mentoring politicians such as Mathias Mpuuga and Medard SSegona. From their early years, these...

The Sustainability Dilemma: Boreholes or NWSC for Hospital Water Supply?

Dr. Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Health, suggested on February 7, 2024, that the ministry drill bore holes within the hospital premises located upcountry to supplement the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC). Atwine's reasoning comes from the fact that the ministry has accumulated water bills in the billions of shillings from hospitals across the country. Atwine says water challenges are real, and the only way to solve this problem is by digging boreholes to run these...

Bobi Wine’s Politics of Lies and Blackmail: A Game that Will Not Last Long

Since the presidential elections in January 2021, the political landscape in Uganda has witnessed significant changes, exposing various players in different ways. The arrival of the National Unity Platform (NUP) under the leadership of Bobi Wine was initially met with excitement and high expectations, particularly in the central region. However, it has become clear that the NUP's agenda is merely a ploy to make money through a web of lies and blackmail. Bobi Wine has frequently traveled abroad, meeting with...

African Engagement or Counterplay? US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Tour Amidst China and Russia’s Influence

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed the US commitment to strengthening ties with Africa, despite global issues, during his visit to the continent. Blinken embarked on a four-nation tour, visiting Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Angola, while concerns arose over a political development in neighboring Niger. As Russia and China continue to deepen their partnerships across Africa, US President Joe Biden, who had previously promised to visit the continent, has not maintained close relations with African countries. China...