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The Invasion of Women

The Invasion of Women

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From Ugandan Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo…  The renowned South African anti-apartheid activist and Co-Founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, had declared her intentions to jump into South Africa’s elective politics. Under her newly formed political platform; ‘Agang,’ which is Setswana for ‘Let’s build,’ she’s plotting to metamorphose it into a political party. That […]

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Twitter Accountability

Twitter Accountability

From Uganda Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… Rwandan President Paul Kagame has variously been described as a leader with an ascetic temperament, stern, ruthless to opponents and thieves, and a firm, unyielding African megalomaniac. But beneath this slate is a state ranked by Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) as the least corrupt in East Africa and […]

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The Umushyikirano Factor

The Umushyikirano Factor

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From Uganda Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… I spent the last three days of the passing week in Rwanda at the invitation of the Office of the President of Rwanda, H.E Paul Kagame. The purpose of the invitation was that the president wanted me to see for myself how Rwandans run their affairs and report objectively. The […]

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Britain’s Double Standard

Britain’s Double Standard

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From Ugandan Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… Why is the African Union silent on the pro-democracy demonstrators in London who are being referred to as hoodlums? The AU should call on the United Kingdom to respect the rights of the British people to exercise their right to demonstrate and freely express themselves. Those arrested should be subject […]

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10 Years And Counting

10 Years And Counting

From Uganda Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… It’s been ten years of my struggle for media entrepreneurship in Uganda via Red Pepper. But what have I learned from this struggle? It is difficult to own, run and sustain a newspaper in Uganda, unless you are prepared to live a life of stress for the rest of your […]

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Lucky Number 13

Lucky Number 13

From Ugandan Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… The Drama between the Ugandan Government and  Kenya Airways over the latter’s offloading of Ugandan opposition leader Col. Kiiza Besigye off one of its flights en route  to Uganda, is finally over with the announcement that the FDC leader  is scheduled to return home on ‘Friday 13th’ according to FDC […]

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Another Iraq In The Making

Another Iraq In The Making

From Uganda Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… The Arab League, while naively plays mule to the bad intentions of the Western powers, forget that once the sound of the gunstops in Libya, they will be looking for the next prey.  Happenstances of history have taught us a lesson which we are busy deleting from our minds. We cheered […]

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In The Shadows Of Colonel Ghaddafi

In The Shadows Of Colonel Ghaddafi

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From Uganda Corespndent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… The actual feeling across the Western World and in the largely quiet African continent is that the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s days are numbered following nearly two weeks of unrest across the desert oil-rich country. The signs are clear. His most close aides in the military, cabinet and the […]

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The Risk of An African Armageddon

The Risk of An African Armageddon

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From Uganda Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… Late last week, I held a brief phone chat with Col. Felix Kulayige, the Spokesman of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) over reports that our forces have deployed along the Congo and Sudan borders with Uganda. This followed the confusion occasioned by the denials from the government of Uganda […]

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The Peaceful Warriors

The Peaceful Warriors

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From Uganda Corespondent Arinaitwe Rugyendo… Perhaps the biggest surprise so far about the 2011 presidential elections campaigns, is the ‘peacefulness’ in which the candidates and their supporters are conducting themselves. We have not heard of beatings and related violent scenes to the levels that we have witnessed in the past three elections since Uganda returned […]

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