Pretend power in Africa

Remember when President Museveni and many other leaders authored, in the name of the African Union, a communiqué to ‘world leaders’ that please do not intervene in Libya the way you want to intervene. The ‘world leaders’ just ignored them, went ahead and bombarded Libya. Why are 'world leaders' not respecting Africa? Why do ‘world… Continue reading Pretend power in Africa

Lira Woman MP Hon Auma triumphs again

“Bony Aliro was supposed to present the petition with signatures of registered voters in the constituency to support the petition. The witnesses who swore affidavits did not have a polling station to identify them, no voter identification number; while some of them lacked genuine national identity cards; and the signatures were forged.”Paul Idambi, Hon. Linda… Continue reading Lira Woman MP Hon Auma triumphs again

Uganda and our Pretend Democracy

There are similarities between the current status quo post 2021 elections and the status quo post 2011 elections. Firstly, the amount of money that Uganda spends on elections, which elections are invariably always contested by those who are declared loser, makes one wonder why we even bother. Post elections, furthermore, the incumbent and who is… Continue reading Uganda and our Pretend Democracy

Crisis: ‘Big man’ leadership

The acrimonious relationships among leaders of Uganda’s political parties – intra and inter is interesting. It reveals how the multiparty 'democratic' elections system now practised in Uganda is based on a mistaken belief in it as a system that nurtures good governance. Among the worst injustices inflicted on Ugandans, moreover, are the billions of shillings that we… Continue reading Crisis: ‘Big man’ leadership

Trump’s Presidency & Hypocrisies of ‘the world’

Discourse around the refusal of President Donald J. Trump to concede defeat is fascinating. A major school of thought is that it is highly Machiavellian for US Senators to assert that the US presidential election results are faulty, while the results for the senators elected at the same time are okay.  How so poignant and… Continue reading Trump’s Presidency & Hypocrisies of ‘the world’