February 28, 2013
The Catholic Church has had three African popes. Is 2013, the year of Africa?
On Feb. 28, Benedict XVI will become the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. That is not just tradition; it is dogma. In the past 1000 years, only four other popes have resigned. Paternity, in the words of Pope Paul IV, “cannot be...
February 24, 2013
- FDC President Mugisha Muntu last week met DP chief Norbert Mao at his office, with reports suggesting the two broached the thorny subject of unifying the opposition to be able to field a single candidate in 2016.
- In the last election, the neighboring Kenya, hurtled down towards a destructive path of ethnic bloodletting after a disputed presidential election pitting Mwai Kibaki against his rival Raila Odinga.
February 22, 2013
Lessons from Kibaki for Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding president, Jomo Kenyatta, and Raila Odinga, the son of his Vice President, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, are contesting in the March 4 Kenyan General Election to succeed President Mwai Kibaki.
February 19, 2013
• We will give you another candidate, MPs tell Butambala crowd
• You are irrelevant, Todwong and Tamale Mirundi tell the MPs
February 14, 2013
Isaac Musumba, Uganda’s candidate for the position of assistant Secretary General for African affairs at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will know his fate in September, Asuman Kiyingi minister of state for Regional Cooperation, has told The Observer.
February 10, 2013
The rubble-rousing aides of Dr Kizza Besigye, Sam Mugumya and Francis Mwijukye, have been denied accreditation to monitor the Butaleja by-election in which FDC candidate Felistus Namwihiri is facing NRM flag-bearer, Florence Nebanda Andiru, a sister of the departed MP, Cerinah Nebanda, among other candidates.
February 8, 2013
Superstition reigns as candidates jostle for favours from the dreaded medicine-men, the batuusa
Picture this scene from late November 2010. Nominations of parliamentary candidates for the February 2011...
Badru Kiggundu has been chairman of the Uganda Electoral Commission and managed national elections in 2006 and 2011. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Odeke about why he is `as white as a white cock’.
Butaleja is set for the woman MP by-election; will it be...
February 1, 2013
200,000 to miss secondary school placements