Articles Posted in the " Perspective " Category

  • Causes And Ramifications Of Postponement of Kwoyelo’s Trial

    By Lino Owor Ogora Colonel Thomas Kwoyelo the former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander who is currently facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity before the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda. Although authorities arrested Kwoyelo in 2008, the start of his trial has been postponed numerous times. In […]

  • Where Is Uganda Heading?

    Wilson Owiny Omoya Uganda’s Parliament recently gave President Museveni the go ahead to expand his fifth-term Cabinet from 42 ministers provided for in the 1995 Constitution to now more than 80. President Museveni’s new Cabinet is now one of the largest in the world. Museveni claims that he is desperately seeking to elevate Uganda to […]

  • A shootout that reminded of a dark sad past

      Sunday night we planned to watch the Germany- Ukraine football game with my German neighbour and friend. ‘‘I would like to watch the German team sing the Germany national anthem,’’ she had told me earlier in the day. ‘‘Patriotic German,’’ I joked. Then we had a chat about what we needed later in the […]

  • Gulu 2016: Is it Gulu 2002 All over again? It’d better not

    The reported Gulu ‘attack’ on June 12, 2016 and claim of an attempted ‘rescue’ of a person in detention is all too familiar. We have been here before and it all was made up then as it quite possibly could be now. On September 16, 2002, a group of UPDF officers stormed Gulu Central Prison […]

  • The story of Daudi Ocheng and why he was a hero

    By Samuel Oduny On 1st June 1966, Daudi Ocheng passed on at Mulago Hospital in Kampala.  His demise left a big hole in the politics of Uganda. Daudi Ochieng was the son of Rwot Laceto Okech of Koch Temajo. His mother Juliana Auma was from Patiko Pukwinyi, and was born in 1925. Ochieng and Auma […]

  • What I Would Do To Boost Opportunities For Youth In Uganda

    By Patrick Uma In 2013, the State Minister for Higher Education, Dr John Chrysestom Muyingo in an article titled: ‘‘Our Youths needs Vocational Skills and not misplaced Pomp’’ ([Observer, April 10, 2016) cited the following statistics on the pathetic youth unemployment in Uganda. Unemployment in Uganda today stands at between 64% and 70% with some […]

  • Are today’s obscurantists tomorrow’s heroes?

    A month or so ago, former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate, Dr Kiiza Besigye celebrated his 60th birthday. Excluding his time in the Luwero jungles, a decade and a half of those years (and still counting) have been spent in the trenches and on the receiving end of brutal blows from a State run […]

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