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Recent articles by Daniel:

An armed LDU on Shs10k per day is just a robbery waiting to

If LDUs fall under the military and are deployed on law enforcement duties, where does this leave the police? Who is in charge of law enforcement; Internal Affairs or Defence? → Read More

Planting melons, harvesting apples? Makerere’s problem is value,

So let’s try to summarise the easier part: Universities used to be elitist and rarefied academic and intellectual spaces → Read More

From poetry at Makerere in 1980, NRM now governs in prose, hangs

Officially, the students are protesting against a 15 per cent annual fee increment. They say it will put degrees out of reach for smart, but indigent kids → Read More

To end violent crime, start with traffic idiots and those who

This violent crime is the bastard child of that defilement. Melons, when planted, do not bear apples → Read More

People Power, red berets and fight for the soul of Uganda

It is becoming polarised into two extreme camps: One that can see nothing good in the current government and one that can see nothing wrong with it → Read More

People Power, red berets and the fight for the soul of Uganda

The point is that it says a lot about a society when there is a danger of mistaking an ordinary civilian for a highly trained killer just by the T-shirt or beret they wear → Read More

We need an honest conversation about putting real money in

You do not have to be a chartered financial analyst to see the problem is: A small number of people in formal employment earning and saving very little → Read More

Mugabe the tyrant is dead. Long live Comrade Bob the liberator!

Mugabe’s death coincided with the latest wave of xenophobia in South Africa where angry locals, mostly Black men, have long harboured resentment towards foreigners they believe are taking away their opportunities. → Read More

Dear Men, there’s simply no excuse for raping and sexually

There is simply no excuse for rape. Never has been, never will be. Teach that to your sons, and remind yourself every day. → Read More

Now that Uganda Airlines is back in the skies, a few ideas on

Get the handling contract back, and urgently. It will cut Uganda Airlines’ costs and even bring it some revenue. We know who has it → Read More

Fight over fate of UTL is a bit like two bald men fighting over

Asset stripping was the condition-precedent for many of the privatised national enterprises, including most famously Uganda Airlines → Read More

Accident? Torture? None of the above? Show the truth, police,

In light of pictures showing the deceased in a different-colour motorcycle, can we show those non-believers proof of ownership of the bike involved in the crash? → Read More

If govt wants to register farmers, it should wake up and smell

Instead of mulching their coffee bushes, farmers have been belching fire and have vowed to meet any clipboard-and-pen wielding bureaucrat seen wandering through → Read More

We might not agree on everything but can we at least agree on

There might be a delay here and there but eventually Uganda Airlines will soar into the skies, and with it some deficits → Read More

You should worry when self-styled pastors like Kabs join

I ran into Joseph Kabuleta at a shopping mall in Kampala. I had not seen him in many years and while the passing of time was sprinkled in light grey in his hair, he had lost none of his convictions. → Read More

Sadiq, Onyango and why the Uganda Cranes is a story of hope and tragedy

Putting the shenanigans of the strike over unpaid bonuses aside, there is nothing to be ashamed of in the Uganda Cranes’ performance at the African Cup of Nations → Read More

BoU: Cash pallets, spare parts and why we are all high from sniffing boat glue

MPs, back in session and eager for some action, lustily begged for a chance to have another go at the Bank → Read More

Why do old men wear stockings and sandals? I might have found a clue

Ninety kilogrammes of lean beef and muscle pressing down on the edge of the paver had the net impact of raising it out of its socket, then slamming it down → Read More

Who needs an elected leader? Scrap elections and let’s draw lots instead!

Some, genuinely tired of the corruption, incompetence and ethnic chauvinism, will vote for what they hope is better change → Read More

While we wait for Karamoja to develop, how about a smarter way to bribe voters?

Even if MP Bobi Wine was allowed to hold a concert here every other weekend – and he is not – and even if Kizza Besigye was allowed to campaign here every alternative month – and he is not – → Read More