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Recent articles by Daniel:

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

If Museveni wants to eliminate poverty he should have coffee with Stella Nyanzi

Here is a better way to spend that $10m. We will take just two ideas at random → Read More

At what point does a society lose all sense of empathy? Are we there yet?

The privileged ones - children of civil servants, military officers or businesspeople - were carted off to school most mornings by automobiles that unfailingly always stopped to pick up friends and → Read More

Here’s why I think the UCC is wrong to call for suspension of journalists

This, in my view, was not an ideal outcome. Debate on the matter has tended to focus on whether UCC has the legal authority to ask a media house to suspend or sack an editor. This is an important → Read More

Museveni is on a home run of projects, so why does he still gag his opponents?

Admittedly, a lot of the latter is inside the elitist urban echo chamber where expectations are much higher and therefore rarely met, and where there is sufficient anonymity online and safety in → Read More

Hooray! Our planes are coming but haters gonna say it’s all photoshop

To satisfy the Doubting Thomas’s in Parliament and prove that “the bird has come for real real”, we should hold a special sitting of the House to pass a congratulatory resolution → Read More

Idi Amin is gone but the ghosts of Aminism still lurk among us

It is said that some societies get the leaders they deserve but some societies also deserve the leaders they get! There must be certain material conditions present within a society to produce an → Read More

The best way to keep ‘Fresh Kid’ in school is to keep the landlord at bay

Your columnist is inclined to give the minister the benefit of the doubt, adjusting for every politician’s penchant for populism, but there is a lot more going on here → Read More

To grasp our history forget ‘fallopian tubes’ and grab the bull by the horns

One ungovernable wag online said the new installation resembled fallopian tubes and supplied a picture montage for illustration → Read More

It’s fun to mock Mama Mabira but how many of us remember Hussein Kyanjo?

The problem here is not that people mock Ms Anywar, but that in the survival-for-the-fittest nature of our politics, only a few even remember Mr Kyanjo or would contribute to a fundraiser for his → Read More

We can stand trucks stuck at borders but whoever stops night bus will start a fight

Even as planes landed and took off late into the night at airports, land borders closed and opened with the sun → Read More