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A Trip to Uganda's ParliamentA Trip to Uganda's ParliamentThis is the most interesting thing with our carved screen. It has a journey motif. A journey around Uganda, and for people who have been to these places, it is great and interesting to look at this representation.
Uganda Elections 2006: Parties Scheming for Parliamentary SeatsUganda Elections 2006: Parties Scheming for Parliamentary Seats

Lukwago-Musisi Row Threatens to Derail Development of KampalaLukwago-Musisi Row Threatens to Derail Development of Kampala
Sebaggala warned Lukwago that though he (Lukwago) won the position of Lord Mayor, he was going for bwooya byanswa (an empty position).
Will Museveni Survive Mabira or Will Mabira Survive MuseveniWill Museveni Survive Mabira or Will Mabira Survive Museveni
There is a lot of talk that Museveni's strong stand in wanting to give away Mabira is not connected to sugar production.
Drama Lives on in Ugandan SoccerDrama Lives on in Ugandan Soccer
One wonders how much of these unnecessary dramas Uganda soccer lovers will bear, or when the league will stablise
Has Gender-Based Affirmative Action  Achieved Its Objectives?Has Gender-Based Affirmative Action Achieved Its Objectives?
There have been increasing voices arguing that affirmative action should be abolished to let women compete at an equal footing with men.
The Politics of SugarThe Politics of Sugar
Uganda's politics of sugar as prices rise and economy bites.
The Past Couple of Weeks in UgandaThe Past Couple of Weeks in Uganda
Events in Uganda in the past few weeks.
Former DP Spokesman Mwaka Emmanuel Lutukumoi: Why I Defected to NRMFormer DP Spokesman Mwaka Emmanuel Lutukumoi: Why I Defected to NRM
It is absurd that some people can say that I was lured to the ruling party because of money. Such a comment is demeaning and shallow.
The Future for Dr. Kizza BesigyeThe Future for Dr. Kizza Besigye
Caution and conscience rule as Dr. Kizza Besigye and his FDC supporters ponder his political future.
Saving Uganda From Sin - Let's Talk About SexSaving Uganda From Sin - Let's Talk About Sex
GayUg Teen, a 'virgin' teen homosexual blogs about growing up in homophobic Uganda while Dr Margaret Mungherera tries to explain the meaning of sexual orientation.
Saving Uganda From Sin - The UG Street Pulse on HomosexualitySaving Uganda From Sin - The UG Street Pulse on Homosexuality
Different Ugandans express their views on homosexuality and the proposed Anti Homosexuality Bill.
Saving Uganda From Sin - Blurring the Line Between Church and StateSaving Uganda From Sin - Blurring the Line Between Church and State
Ladislus Rwakafuzi, a human rights and constitutional lawyer was the man representing the gay activists in Uganda.
Saving Uganda From Sin - The Truth is Pastors Are Indulging in HomosexualitySaving Uganda From Sin - The Truth is Pastors Are Indulging in Homosexuality
The truth is that we have a problem in the church, with pastors indulging in homosexuality but the state comes up to rescue these pastors.
Saving Uganda From Sin - Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009 Founder David BahitiSaving Uganda From Sin - Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009 Founder David Bahiti
Uganda's Member of Parliament David Bahati on homosexuality: We love gays but we hate what is in them.
Saving Uganda From Sin - Increased ActivismSaving Uganda From Sin - Increased Activism
Thirty-eight of fifty-three African nations criminalise homosexuality in some way. In sub-Saharan Africa, the government of South Africa is the only official entity to acknowledge gay rights.
Expensive Water Comes at Your RequestExpensive Water Comes at Your Request
What looks like a cheap way of getting rid of our waste will not look so cheap when we are bedridden with typhoid or when the water bills come in.
Museveni's Win in the 2011 Elections: What Does it Mean For Uganda's Politics?Museveni's Win in the 2011 Elections: What Does it Mean For Uganda's Politics?
Uganda Elections 2011: Why is Museveni and his NRM securing such a high performance in elections and what are the implications to Uganda's future?
Uganda Elections 2011: The Presidential Candidates - Early PredictionsUganda Elections 2011: The Presidential Candidates - Early Predictions
The absence of arrests of opposition leaders, interrupting of opposition rallies and confrontations of mostly opposition supporters with police has surprised, as it has pleased, many.
Uganda Ignites in Poetry PassionUganda Ignites in Poetry PassionI began a poetry award called the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award, to promote poetry primarily amongst women.
Uganda could do more in Human Rights ObservanceUganda could do more in Human Rights Observance
Human Rights are the bedrock of any democracy. Human rights are about respect for the dignity of the person, realization of his or her potential...
Politicians likely to shine in 2009Politicians likely to shine in 2009
During the year 2008, President Yoweri Museveni's rallying point on his countrywide tours was the eradication of poverty through increased household incomes. However, by year-end, his focus was on the road sector.
Clash of generations in Political PartiesClash of generations in Political Parties
In the NRM, the problem seems to stem from the frustration of distorted or unclear career paths.
Peeping into Uganda's Political Outlook in 2009Peeping into Uganda's Political Outlook in 2009
As Uganda nears the 2011 elections Basiika takes a look at the road ahead in 2009.
Uganda Exercises Option Two on the LRAUganda Exercises Option Two on the LRA
The government has instead quickly engaged what they always referred to as 'option two'- a joint military offensive on the LRA by regional governments including Uganda, Southern Sudan and the DRC.
Roads Authority Goes to WorkRoads Authority Goes to Work
UNRA faces the challenge of being dismissed as a mere change of name for Road Agency Formation Unit (RAFU).
The Public Accounts Committee - PAC: A barking dog without teeth?The Public Accounts Committee - PAC: A barking dog without teeth?
PAC's work does not only stop at exposing government officials.
Museveni gets his way on Land Amendments, but...Museveni gets his way on Land Amendments, but...
Many MPs have previously said they will not support the Land Amendments if the concerns raised by several sections of the public are not addressed.
Views from Fiona: NSSF Bigwigs in Hot SoupViews from Fiona: NSSF Bigwigs in Hot Soup
Puzo wrote in The Godfather; It is nothing personal. Just business.
Rachel Magoola: Busoga's Music Diva and AmbassadressRachel Magoola: Busoga's Music Diva and Ambassadress

Miss East Africa UK 2008: Contestant Nelly Kibirige from UgandaMiss East Africa UK 2008: Contestant Nelly Kibirige from Uganda
Just think of me as the billionaire who loves to share her wealth!

Asked her 3 Questions:
  1. Tell us about your country.
  2. Tell us what Mr & Miss east Africa UK is to you.
  3. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Uganda's Planned 2008/09 Budget Faces Maiden TestUganda's Planned 2008/09 Budget Faces Maiden Test
Said to be Uganda's last budget before the exploitation of oil in Uganda.
Uganda's next president to come from Dokolo?Uganda's next president to come from Dokolo?
I am sure that the people have realized that they have been taken for a ride for so long and now need a more serious person to lead them.
Land Amendment Bill 2007: Populist Move by NRM to Win Votes?Land Amendment Bill 2007: Populist Move by NRM to Win Votes?
Buganda Kingdom has fervently opposed the bill saying the bill is intended to grab land in Buganda by giving tenants rights that a landlord can not overturn.
Political Parties Funding Bill: Is it an attempt by NRM to win the 2011 elections?Political Parties Funding Bill: Is it an attempt by NRM to win the 2011 elections?
Political parties have been complaining of lack of funding for their activities while the ruling National Resistance Movement benefits from state funding.
Luzira: University of UnderstandingLuzira: University of Understanding
Mambo Bado parish, where most of present Luzira town lies, derived its name from the uncertain days of the 1970s - Mambo Bado is Kiswahili for 'You haven't seen anything yet'.
Kuukaala Ipaalu: Not a man until you have done it among the BagisuKuukaala Ipaalu: Not a man until you have done it among the Bagisu
Members of the Gisu Parliament, the candidates, family members, surgeons and well-wishers from all over Bugisu indulge in the kadodi (indigenous dance) to local songs accompanied with drumming until dawn. It is always a celebration of unity and mass circumcision is performed...
Views from Fiona: Democracy in African StatesViews from Fiona: Democracy in African States
Is Africa's experiment with democracy going wrong?
Why the Succession Cancer Weakening the Ruling National Resistance MovementWhy the Succession Cancer Weakening the Ruling National Resistance Movement
Who will be the next leader of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)?
Rocking the boat: Who will succeed Col. Besigye as FDC President?Rocking the boat: Who will succeed Col. Besigye as FDC President?
Besigye has become a god of sorts in the political opposition circles of Uganda.
CHOGM 2007: Uganda Prepares to Host Historic Commonwealth MeetCHOGM 2007: Uganda Prepares to Host Historic Commonwealth Meet
The labourious sweeping that goes on throughout the day along Entebbe Road tells volumes about how much CHOGM has changed the mentality of the officers in charge of managing Kampala's hygiene.
Miss Africa USA 2007: Delegate Rachel Anderson Temu of TanzaniaMiss Africa USA 2007: Delegate Rachel Anderson Temu of Tanzania
She already won Miss Africa California U.S.A. for 2007-2008.
Independence: Can The UPC Party Use The Historic National Day To Rise again? Independence: Can The UPC Party Use The Historic National Day To Rise again?
Independence Day for UPC marks the death of a Ugandan hero.
Political Party Funding Bill: Will the proposed Bill enhance democracy in Uganda?Political Party Funding Bill: Will the proposed Bill enhance democracy in Uganda?
The debate on what transpired in the 2006 elections seems to be withering and something new has come up.
It's Now or Never: Cranes must beat Niger to qualify for the Ghana 2008 ACN FinalsIt's Now or Never: Cranes must beat Niger to qualify for the Ghana 2008 ACN Finals
This Saturday is the last chance for Cranes.
Uganda's Peace Keeping Mission in SomaliaUganda's Peace Keeping Mission in SomaliaNot so peaceful keeping peace in Somalia.
Company Profiles: Uganda's Post Office or Posta Company Profiles: Uganda's Post Office or Posta Keeping itself relevant after 100 years.
Ugandan Artists: Meet Jude KateeteUgandan Artists: Meet Jude Kateete

"The way forward is the need for young people, as it is for the old, to be conscious of the times in which we live and what those times dictate. I am my brother's keeper. You too are your brother/sister's keeper. We are everyone another's keeper. Watch your steps watch your backs and join the fight against armed conflicts. It's everyone's fight, and everyone's business, and THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW."

Jude Kateete


Uganda's Budget Strategy for 2OO7/08 Fiscal YearUganda's Budget Strategy for 2OO7/08 Fiscal Year
Below are the priorities identified for the FY 2007/08 Budget.
Uganda's 2007/2008 Budget: In Whose Interest?Uganda's 2007/2008 Budget: In Whose Interest?
Highlights of Uganda's 2007/2008 budget.
Company Profiles: Heritage Oil Corporation Holding Uganda's Oil DreamCompany Profiles: Heritage Oil Corporation Holding Uganda's Oil DreamUganda can now output 27,000 barrels of oil per day.
2007/2008 Budget: What should Uganda's next budget tackle?2007/2008 Budget: What should Uganda's next budget tackle?Private sector indicate their Budget expectations.
Separation of Powers: Does Uganda have 'Proper' Democracy?Separation of Powers: Does Uganda have 'Proper' Democracy?
Gideon Munaabi examines this notion called Separation of Powers.
Racial Violence, Deaths Rock Kampala As Rioter Protest Mabira Forest GiveawayRacial Violence, Deaths Rock Kampala As Rioter Protest Mabira Forest Giveaway
At the central police station in the Center of Kampala City, some Indians were seeking police protection.
Mabira Forest: Ugandans Wake Up to the Cost Of Disappearing Forests in UgandaMabira Forest: Cost Of Disappearing Forests in Uganda
Forests or factories: Does industrialisation have to swallow what is left of Uganda's forests? Ray of Hope through Kabaka Mutebi.
Should Male Circumcision be Embraced as an HIV Preventive Measure?Should Male Circumcision be Embraced as an HIV Preventive Measure?
Will increased circumcision help?
Letters from Sonja:  The New Immigration BillLetters from Sonja: The New Immigration Bill
Will the Winklmaiers be forced to return to Germany?
Viboyo: Uganda's Tommy MottolaViboyo: Uganda's Tommy Mottola
From Sound Room on William Street.
The Kayiira Phenomenon: Reasons Behind It AllThe Kayiira Phenomenon: Reasons Behind It All
Intricate details are now emerging.
Views from Fiona: Somali Problem a Regional CatastropheViews from Fiona: Somali Problem a Regional Catastrophe
...does not stop on Muslims versus Christians.
President Yoweri Museveni: Life After Uganda Elections 2006President Yoweri Museveni: Life After Uganda Elections 2006
Museveni reflects on the year's achievements.
Ugandan Musicians: Meet Butchaman, Disabled but Very AbleUgandan Musicians: Meet Butchaman
Uganda Music Clips
Butchaman Listen to
Mwagala Kyi


Listen to
Nakupenda with Ngoni


Listen to Peace
with Angella Katatumba


Watch Nakupenda
with Ngoni


Watch Obantamiza with Titie

Watch Lwaki Temumatira


Ugandan Musicians: Meet Bobi Wine, PAM Award Artist of the YearUgandan Musicians: Meet Bobi Wine
Uganda Music Clips
Bobi Wine Listen to
Omwana Wabandi(BADA)


Watch Mwekume
(with Wethaman)


Watch Sunda
(with Ziggy D)


Watch Wendi

Watch Omwana Wabandi
BADA


Watch Bam Bam
(with FBC)


Watch Taata wa Baana
(with Juliana)



Desperately Searching for Peace in Northern UgandaDesperately Searching for Peace in Northern Uganda
Western Uganda: Another war in the works?
Mandatory Health Insurance in UgandaMandatory Health Insurance in Uganda
Health insurance to be compulsory in Uganda. What do you think?
Letters from Sonja:  Uganda gets its IndependenceLetters from Sonja: Uganda gets its Independence
I am convinced that development here now will be advancing at an even faster pace.
A Law to Punish People who Knowingly Infect others with HIV?A Law to Punish People who Knowingly Infect others with HIV?
Worry that the HIV/AIDS problem will be driven underground.
Ugandan Artists: Meet Sylvia KatendeUgandan Artists: Meet Sylvia Katende
"This experience (in the art world) has enabled me to develop my artistic expressions and in strengthening and promoting other people's talents and interests."
Sylvia Katende
Road to Peace in Northern Uganda: The Odd ProposalRoad to Peace in Northern Uganda: The Odd ProposalIs it a Mission Impossible for Riek Machar?
The KaramojongThe KaramojongA tribe whose life would be meaningless without cattle.

The photographs from David Pluth appearing in this article are taken from a soon-to-be-published book:
KARAMOJA! Uganda’s Land of Warrior Nomads.
Click here for UGPulse's 1 on 1 with David Pluth.
Word on the Street: Government Redistribution of LandWord on the Street: Government Redistribution of Land
What is your opinion?
Views from Fiona: Child Abduction on the IncreaseViews from Fiona: Child Abduction on the Increase
Currently on everyone's mind in Kampala.
Besigye and Latigo: Will the Real Opposition Leader Please Stand Up?Besigye and Latigo: Will the Real Opposition Leader Please Stand Up?Latigo comes from northern Uganda where the party has majority support.
1 on 1 with Abdul Kalema Kimbugwe, Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) President  1 on 1 with Abdul Kalema Kimbugwe UNAA President
"I call upon each talent in every one of us; the professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, politicians and all, to come forward with ideas and resources to make UNAA that formidable force to reckon with."
Hope for Uganda as Peace Talks BeginHope for Uganda as Peace Talks Begin
A rare dawn of hope for peace in Ugandaas peace talks begin.
Views from Fiona: Uganda's Dangerous RoadsViews from Fiona: Uganda's Dangerous Roads
Two prominent musicians in the late 90s, at the peak of their careers, perished on Masaka road... and some blamed it on witchcraft!
Even a Shadow Cabinet Causes Controversy in UgandaEven a Shadow Cabinet Causes Controversy in UgandaOutspoken Aruu county MP, Odonga Otto of FDC, on Monday threatened to expose "dirt" in the party...
Kagimu Kiwanuka Hoping to Find Benedict Kiwanuka's RemainsMaurice Kagimu Kiwanuka Hoping to Find Benedict Kiwanuka's Remains
...Benedict Kiwanuka was shot twice in the head by Amin himself.
Kony Wants Peace... AgainKony Wants Peace... Again

Watch a message from actor John Amos about the crisis in northern Uganda
Watch a message
from actor John Amos.
about the crisis in northern Uganda


The Greatest Ugandan Ever! Part 2The Greatest Ugandan Ever! Part 2
A number of Ugandans have left their imprint on the character, culture, politics and history of our country. From politicians, traditional monarchs, health care workers and teachers to artists, thinkers and a host of regular people.

But which Ugandan do you think made the greatest and most essential contribution to our national history or the countrys international image so far?

Also see: The Greatest Ugandan Ever! Part 1
November 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Is Uganda Prepared?November 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Is Uganda Prepared?
What the summitt means to different Ugandans... Who Benefits?
Northern Uganda: Ugandan Artists Continue to Speak OutNorthern Uganda: Ugandan Artists Continue to Speak Out

"Gulu will shine again!"          Steven Ongwang


Democratic Party Fighting for SurvivalDemocratic Party Fighting for Survival
Are they on the right track?
Uganda Elections 2006: Future PetitionsUganda Elections 2006: Future Petitions
Museveni will be sworn in on May 12th 2006.
Uganda Elections 2006: Besigye's StatementUganda Elections 2006: Besigye's Statement
Besigye statement on the dismissal of his 2006 presidential elections petition.
Uganda Elections 2006: 'We shall show our people how to fight...'Uganda Elections 2006: 'We shall show our people how to fight...'
In his first statement after the Court dismissed his petition, Besigye warned that his petition is likely to be the very last Presidential Elections petition that the Supreme Court judges will ever preside over.
Uganda Elections 2006: Court Absolves Museveni of WrongdoingUganda Elections 2006: Court Absolves Museveni of Wrongdoing
Court absolves Museveni of wrongdoing, notes non-compliance of Uganda laws.
Uganda Elections 2006: Besigye's Statements in 2001Uganda Elections 2006: Besigye's Statements in 2001
In History: Excerpts from Besigye statement after the dismissal of his 2001 Petition.

On April 21, 2001, the Supreme Court dismissed Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye petition challenging the March 12, 2001 elections. The petition was filed on March 12.
Northern Uganda: Is There Any Hope? Northern Uganda: Is There Any Hope?
...all this is good talk and many have talked for years. But the war continues.
Letters from Sonja: The Floods of 1961Letters from Sonja: The Floods of 1961
From deaths to some, to delaying mail and interupting the construction at Buziga, the rains of 1961 affected everyone at the time.
Uganda Elections 2006: A Hybrid Political System? Uganda Elections 2006: A Hybrid Political System?
To some people, this is a hybrid of the Movement and multiparty political system.
Claiming Gods heritage... Owobusobozi BisakaClaiming Gods heritage... Owobusobozi Bisaka
Legendary philosopher Karl Marx who lived in the 15th Centaury once said that religion is the opium of the masses.
24 Arrested Over Kibaale Tribal Conflict That Has Claimed 3 24 Arrested Over Kibaale Tribal Conflict That Has Claimed 3
More tribal conflict.
Street Artist Uses Art  and Current Politics to Afford an EducationStreet Artist Uses Art and Current Politics to Afford an Education
Nasser Hussein, like many of Kampala youth not blessed with a welfare system that takes care of adults in the same situation in the West, struggles to make ends meet.
Views from Fiona: Bargaining with my ConscienceViews from Fiona: Bargaining with my Conscience
Is it okay NOT TO VOTE simply because the person you want to vote has no hope in winning in an election?

As Uganda learns to deal with Democracy, some wrestle with the old issue of "The Wasted Vote."
Lady, Will You Marry Me? Lady, Will You Marry Me?
A political play by Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare. Showing at the National Theatre from Friday February 17-to Sunday February 19, 2006.
Uganda elections 2006: Symbols, Effigies a Big Campaign Tool as Musevenism, Besigyesm Take Root Uganda elections 2006: Symbols, Effigies a Big Campaign Tool

Uganda Elections 2006: Musicians Take Over Political CampaignsUganda Elections 2006: Musicians Take Over Political Campaigns

On the Road and Water: A Visit to KalangalaOn the Road and Water: A Visit to Kalangala

Uganda Music Publishers Association Fighting PiracyUganda Music Publishers Association Fighting Piracy
Ssebagala says that radio stations are not supposed to play music without the presenter talking while a song is playing.
Uganda Elections 2006: DPs Ssebaana Kizito Holding Tough FlagUganda Elections 2006: DPs Ssebaana Kizito Holding Tough Flag
Ssebaana who is the present Mayor of Kampala City is the 3rd Democratic Party President to contest for the national leadership.
Uganda Elections 2006: Besigye Strong Contender for the Uganda PresidencyUganda Elections 2006: Besigye Strong Contender for the Uganda Presidency
The man to beat Museveni.
Ugandan Artists: Meet Amanda TumusiimeUgandan Artists: Meet Amanda Tumusiime
"Before 2000, I looked at social issues, now I look beyond the traditional woman carrying a basket on her head and hand her a book to read..."
Women Taxi Drivers Set to Revolutionize Transport in Kampala Women Taxi Drivers Set to Revolutionize Transport in Kampala
As a company policy, for every married woman to be recruited, she must have the consent of the husband.
Uganda Elections 2006: Tricky Times for CandidatesUganda Elections 2006: Tricky Times for Candidates
Opposition wants more time.
Uganda Elections 2006: Electoral Commission Allows Besigye's NominationUganda Elections 2006: Electoral Commission Allows Besigye's Nomination
Dr. Besigye can be nominated, but only in person. He is required to appear in Namboole stadium on Wednesday December 14, 2005 and be nominated, and not nomination papers to be taken to him in Luzira Prison for signing as his party had asked.
Letters from Sonja: Uganda and Africa Enter the 1960sLetters from Sonja: Uganda and Africa Enter the 1960s
It is the begining of the 1960s and times are changing in Africa.
Ugandan Women Want Tougher Laws on Violence Against WomenUgandan Women Want Tougher Laws on Violence Against Women
Women’s only hope against domestic violence fades as the DRB is shelved!
Views from Fiona: Uganda Elections 2006- Parties Elect Their Flag BearersViews from Fiona: Uganda Elections 2006- Parties Elect Their Flag Bearers
Its either forced or self destruction for political parties in Uganda. Might as well wait till 2011.
Thoughts from a Frustrated Black Woman Part 2Thoughts from a Frustrated Black Woman Part 2
“At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this,” Mrs. Parks said 30 years later. “It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.”

...if we are going to demonstrate our rights to exercise our freedom of speech and rights, remember let us have an agenda for invoking a positive change, and not petty mayhem.
Fighting AIDS: Turning to the YouthFighting AIDS: Turning to the Youth
As a student at Makerere, Lambert Rusoke sees a lot and hears a lot. Especially now, when the G8 and groups such as Live Aid are focusing on Africa, and now when US First Lady Laura Bush is presently in Africa, concerned with issues predominantly related to AIDS, it is refreshing that our youth are rising up and facing up to the challenge.
Ugandan Architecture Through the YearsUgandan Architecture Through the Years

The story of shelter begins in the caves with the hunting and gathering man. Eventually, as he became agriculturist, it became imperative for man to have a fixed base to keep an eye on his crops and animals. Constrained by the existing physical setting and technology, man begets a shelter form dictated by his cultural beliefs.


Art and Fashion at the Design AgendaArt and Fashion at the Design Agenda
An unusual exhibition is taking place at the Design Agenda art gallery. A break from their usual art exhibitions, the gallery is hosting an exhibition that incorporates fashion and textile design. The exhibition which closes on 20th May 2005, has brought together two young designers one a fashion designer the other a textile designer.
A Monarchy of Seven LivesA Monarchy of Seven LivesReliving a History of a Kingdom and Nation.











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