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New group in Bunyoro seeks for compensation from Britain over colonial era atrocities

A new organisation in Bunyoro is ramping up the push for compensation from the British government for atrocities committed during the colonial era against Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom. Under the umbrella organisation known as the Mubende Banyoro United Association (MBA), the activists are demanding up to USD$10 trillion in war claims. They say that they are working […]

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South Africa’s 2024 election: ANC’s historic dip and the rising profile of the Economic Freedom Fighters

South Africa is rapidly approaching a significant milestone with its 2024 national general election. Recent electoral trends and opinion polls indicate that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is poised to fall below the 50% threshold of the national vote for the first time since the advent of democracy in 1994. This potential shift is […]

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Uganda at 61: in his later years, Museveni tightens his grip

For weeks, Uganda’s political scene has been rocked by a scandal involving the country’s second-largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). Allegations have surfaced that key party leaders received campaign funds from President Museveni in 2021, purportedly to co-opt the FDC and thwart a potential alliance with the largest opposition party, Bobi Wine’s […]

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Stakeholders call for comprehensive civic education ahead of 2026 general elections

Stakeholders have emphasised the critical need for comprehensive civic education, targeting individuals at all levels in preparation for the 2026 general elections. They believe that such education can address the challenges that have marred past elections in Uganda, including low voter turnout, voter bribery, political persecution, and campaign violence. A well-implemented civic education programme, they […]

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Kwame Nkrumah: the man who led Ghana to independence memorials built, deleted and revived again

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park lies at the centre of Ghana’s capital, Accra. Recently renovated, it is dedicated to the memory of Kwame Nkrumah, the leader of Ghana’s independence struggle and its first president. Marking the spot of his final resting place at the park is a massive statue. The statue has been continuously contested since its original […]

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Voting underway in Hoima

By Crispin Kugiza Kaheru The by-election of the district Chairperson in Hoima, is currently underway today. The total number of voters in Hoima district is 94,825, with slightly more females than males. There are 173 polling stations in the two sub-counties of Bugahya and Kigorobya that make up Hoima district. Five candidates: Patrick Musinguzi (FDC); Uthman Mugisha […]

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Succession politics: how the ‘Muhoozi Project’ will impact Uganda

Cases of off-springs or relatives replacing deceased family members in elective positions are growing under the belief that this would fuel a better future for the community in question based on ‘blessings’ from the departed leader. At this turn of the political clock in Uganda all and sundry are preoccupied by the Muhoozi Project. It […]

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What does Trump’s indictment mean for his political future – and the strength of US democracy?

Events often seem inevitable in hindsight. The indictment of former US President Donald Trump on criminal charges has been a possibility since the start of his presidency – arguably, since close to the beginning of his career in New York real estate. But until now, the potential consequences of such a cataclysmic development in American politics have […]

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Former President Trump indicted by NY grand jury

The New York hush money payment investigation is not the only probe former President Donald Trump is facing. Here’s an updated list of additional notable investigations, lawsuits and controversies: Mar-a-Lago documents: Did Trump mishandle classified material? Special counsel Jack Smith is overseeing the Justice Department’s criminal investigations into the retention of national defense information at Trump’s resort and into parts […]

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Stop blaming Uhuru over Monday demos, Ledama tells State

Azimio leaders have responded to claims by leaders in government that retired President Uhuru Kenyatta is funding Monday’s mass action.  Narok Senator Ledama Olekina says the former President is not involved in the planning or funding of the mass protests in any way.  His remarks come hot on heels of claims by Deputy President Rigathi […]