Articles Posted in the " Perspective " Category



  • Sachet Waragi Poses Serious Health Risks In Uganda

    By Ochan Otim I was involved in a study that assessed the health risks associated with consumption of ‘sachet’ Waragi in Acoli, Uganda. The study found that alcohol in the market had agents that pose a serious health risk. My interest in assessing the health risk of consuming alcohol stems from my roots in Bolo […]


  • An essay on Mao and the art of skillful deployment of language

    On the Capital Gang, the public affairs talkshow on Capital FM this past Saturday, missiles jutted from the hip and mouth of Democratic Party president (DP), Norbert Mao.  Understandable considering that days before, Mao had been in the trenches with Butambala Member of Parliament Mwanga Kivumbu who he blitzkrieged as a ‘‘meal-card’’ politician. On the […]



  • Enough with Mwenda’s mercenary propaganda

    At his 2016 inaugural speech, Museveni assured the nation that he would terminate all opposition by 2021. Since then, Andrew Mwenda has gained reputation as the man on this mission by exploiting that window of opportunity to make fortune. By promising to eliminate opposition, many understood Museveni to have meant containing the influence of Rtd. Dr. Kiiza […]



  • Handle Kyagulanyi And His Generation Carefully

        The high handedness with which the state has handled Kyadondo East MP, Hon. Robert S. Kyagulanyi and Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake moved Uganda to a new level of tyranny. MP. Zaake is hooked up on life support, in a medical vegetative state (Editor: President Museveni in a statement on Sunday said Zaake […]


  • Who Loses When There Is Beef In The Music Industry

      By Emar Okanokodi In late 2016 a meeting was held in a boardroom of the office of the Gulu Residence District Commissioner (RDC) chaired by the RDC himself, Okot Santos Lapolo. In attendance were the District Police Commander, religious, cultural and political leaders and musicians. In mid-2016, a renowned comedian and singer in Acholi […]


  • No place for a Third Force in Polarized Uganda

      The idea of a “third force” in Uganda’s body politics is improbable. Such an idea compounds the ideological confusion in our politics. The third force idea appeals as an excuse for laggards or an easy escape route for those who are afraid of dramatic change to the politics upon which they have derived privileges. […]


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