Tag: Politics of elections
A Potent Mix of Politics and Religion
“Ocol dislikes his brother fiercely, his mother’s son’s hatred resembles boiling oil! The new parties have split the homestead.” Okot PBitek in Song of Lawino.
US Government wishes better for Ugandans?
The United States Government Mission in Kampala tweeted on 21st February 2016, following Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections: “Ugandan people deserved better.” US Mission, Kampala Which Ugandans, all Ugandans, really? And what constitutes better for Ugandans – the opinion of the US government over that of Ugandans? These are the questions that I posed on…
English and Uganda Politics
Yesterday, Monday, 15th February 2016, I was a discussant on the radio programme: “Spectrum” on Radio One FM90 and I stated a fact thus: “There are nine districts in Uganda in which the ruling party, the NRM, has its candidates unopposed for the positions of members of parliament.” My submission was located within the context…
“Rights” Concept Abused as it is Misapplied
It the right and duty of active citizens to hold to account those who contest for the Presidency of Uganda.
Dishonesty a basis for Uganda’s Election 2016 Politicking
I got back in to the city last evening after being away – up country – for the a week. Today, I have accessed my face book and seen images alleging Uganda police brutality – undressing a woman who is a member of the Forum for Democratic Change, one of Uganda’s opposition parties http://africanspotlight.com/2015/10/11/uganda-police-strip-female-opposition-leader-naked-while-arresting-her-photo-video/. Then…