Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has extended his five year rule after a hotly contested election race that he, according to the elections body, IEBC, won decisively in the first round.
ANDREW M. MWENDA | The Independent | Last week, Paul Kagame won presidential elections in Rwanda by 98.6%. Historically, such margins have only been won in countries like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which was under the tight grip of a tyrant.
The debate on lifting age limits is very depressing. This battle was lost long ago when the opposition adopted a strategy of a single minded attempt at winning the presidency at the price of ignoring the necessity of increasing their numbers in parliament.
Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja presented the 2017/18 National Budget on behalf of the President of Uganda, last evening. Here is the summary of his remarks;
“I have been reading newspapers giving a pessimistic view of the economy. As the Bible says, they have eyes but they don’t see. They have ears but don’t hear.
As Sierra Leone’s president seeks to amend the constitution and extend his presidency, it is time for Africa to pause and reflect… Continue reading The Problem With Term Limits: It Is Time For Africa To Pause And Reflect
To understand why Uganda is backward, read many comments on my [intelligible] posts social media. They exhibit the thinking of an illiterate five year old in a remote village where people have not yet even discovered eating salt. With such a population of educated illiterates, I don’t think a country can get anywhere.
[Yesterday, January 26, 2017] NRM marked 31 years in power. On this day 31 years ago, Besigye was only 28 years and Museveni’s blue eyes cadre. They had been in the bush together fighting apparently to bring about democracy and transform the economy of Uganda.
Within three days of taking power Besigye was announced as the Minister of Internal Affairs responsible for the police. Ask the opposition politicians of the day how Besigye’s police treated them. In fact most were in Luzira.