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Uganda’s Andrew Mwenda Makes Spirited Case For President Paul Kagame: The Landslide Win Can Only Be Explained Within Specific Context Of Rwanda’s History

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.

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Someone Plotting Something, huh!

Pictures: State of the Nation Address by President Yoweri Museveni 2017

The Problem With Term Limits: It Is Time For Africa To Pause And Reflect

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

President Museveni’s Statement At A Conference On Somalia, London

Thursday 11th May 2017: PRESIDENT MUSEVENI’S STATEMENT AT A CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA, London

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One of the greatest books ever

By Andrew M. Mwenda

If you are thoughtful and want to read a book that is profound, Karl Polanyi’s “The Great Transformation, the Political and Social Origins of our Times” is a must read. Each time I read it I feel I have not grasped even 50% of what it has to offer.

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Andrew M. Mwenda; The Old Man Of Candor

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Andrew M. Mwenda

On one of the most riveting episodes of NBS TV’s highly acclaimed weekly political talk show, The Frontline, moderated by veteran journalist, Charles Odongtho, Andrew Mwenda as one of the panelists was to be alongside State Minister of Finance, David Bahati and the topic was; “the economy”.

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Why The Newly Elected Members Of EALA Should Focus More On Mending Bridges Among Peoples Of East Africa & Popularize The Ideology Of Community Integration

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President Museveni addressing NRM Caucus at State House, Entebbe

February 28, 2017 the Parliament of Uganda, in an event that attracted such diverse reviews, nine (9) members out of 45 Candidates were voted to represent Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Questioning the minister bribed story

By Andrew M. Mwenda

I hate mass hysteria. The mob forced Pontius Pilate to sentence Jesus to death by chanting crucify him, crucify him yet Jesus had done nothing wrong. The democratic assembly of Athens did the same to the father of western philosophy, Socrates, the noblest man ever to have lived.

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The Misnomer of “American Exceptionalism”

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President Barack Obama on American Exceptionalism

In its classic forms, according to Ian TyrrellAmerican Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty.

Of course, I grant it to the Americans who so hang on to their respective successes as their “Exceptionalism”. They are undeniably unique. What I sternly dissent is when they misunderstand every other civilization to be a second-rate class of humans. That is a misnomer.

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Oprah Hints She Could Run Against Trump In 2020

For years she ran the most popular Talk Shows on TV but the question always lingered whether “Queen of Talk” would ever run for the highest elected office in America!

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Donald Trump Is Domineering And Repressive But He’s Got A Snag – The Media, Pan-Africanism & Democracy

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America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.

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President Museveni Emphasizes Need For African Integration

President Yoweri Museveni November 23, last year emphasized the need for African countries to integrate saying integration is for scientific and objective reasons.

This was during an address to students at 5th Annual Convention of the Great Lakes Young Leaders’ Forum, which ran under the theme ‘Defining the Role of Young People in Fostering Stability, Integration, Economic Transformation in the Great Lakes Region.’ The function took place  at the International University of East Africa (IUEA) in Kansanga in Makindye Division.

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Kanye West Reconsidering His Support For Donald Trump?

The big question buzzing allover the place now is whether or not American rapper, Kanye West is reevaluating his earlier support for newly installed President of the United States…

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When Besigye Was Museveni’s Closest Buddy

By Andrew M. Mwenda

[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.

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