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Recent articles by Karoli:

Anti-corruption drive: Tough times ahead

Even though trading at discount before repo is normal, the court held that the balance lost at maturity met the ingredients of the offence → Read More

What’s the cause of all this Uganda-Rwanda anxiety?

Against this backdrop, there is an ongoing simmering tension between Uganda and Rwanda. Border closures, cross border incidents, breach of protocol, etc → Read More

US Ambassador’s tour of duty comes to an end

First, she established some form of independence from the host country. Her predecessor, who was serving his last tour, was far closer to the country’s leadership → Read More

Weak regulation of chemicals bringing deaths to our doorsteps

Very few tomato farmers that flood our markets every season can grow without excessive application of pesticides → Read More

Climate change forces drastic lifestyle changes

The Pakistanis are fleeing to vegetables, for example, as they can no longer afford meat → Read More

Wilson Tsekooko (1942-2019), Justice of the Supreme Court

In Justice Tsekooko’s time, the court famously a few times struck down abuse of parliamentary powers using the tyranny of numbers → Read More

Milton Obote, Ben Kiwanuka and Uganda’s independence

Setting aside Obote for a minute, one must compare him with Ben Kiwanuka whose DP was in certain respects cheated out of power in 1962 → Read More

China roars in Africa as Europe’s power wanes

From a dearth of resources, industry and a general state of underdevelopment, China is now the world’s second largest economy → Read More

Brexit: UK Supreme Court ruling has huge implications

The Brexit appeal was historical as it was addressed by another three members of the House of Lords a point which was repeated in court → Read More

God and Mugabe: Another look at Zimbabwe’s legend

Mugabe’s long ascent to power, first as freedom fighter and later political prisoner for 11 years, followed a familiar path that was used by the British to soften up his friend, rival and sometimes nemesis Nelson Mandela, only that the old man Mandela did far more time 27 years in total, almost his entire adult life. Mugabe was not the chosen hero of Zimbabwe’s independence. → Read More

Resolving Kagezi murder: Major breakthrough as killings increase

Like many high profile murders, initial reports normally point to a triangle of work and business, money and personal relationships gone bad. → Read More

Bank of Uganda raises questions about its future

Crane Bank was big, but not a systemic risk to the broader economy → Read More

African courts grapple with reality of electoral rule

Instant media has also reduced deliberation time for government to make many decisions, including covering its tracks when caught off-guard → Read More

Generals leave, once more playing up burdensome UPDF retirement

This retirement ceremony highlighted the problems with the system. A few officers have not been able to collect the lifetime parachute this time → Read More

Kenyan arrests shock and awe political system

Uganda has a 10-year-old protocol from the Chogm days that requires the President to be informed prior to their arrest by either the DPP or the IGG → Read More

Expatriate Labour Services may not be panacea to unemployment

Uganda does not publish regular unemployment statistics. UBOS publishes “lenient” statistics estimates of Ugandans employed in services, agriculture and manufacturing. → Read More

National Coffee Bill 2018:Is it good law or bad law?

The Bill covers the general outline of a production and trading, administrative and financial measures. It is a timid Bill → Read More

How ordinary wananchi, their leaders are responding to economic crisis

There is a consensus that the armies of the poor are rising even while the rich are enjoying record riches under Uhuru → Read More

As Morsy dies in court, victor’s justice leaves Arab world in moral abyss

The collapse of many regimes has been followed by a primitive victor’s justice of looting and collapse of civil institutions and the social fabric of the State → Read More

Nsibambi: Academic don, federalist and ex-premier

A keen intellectual, formidable author who joined politics first as a nominated delegate to the Constituent Assembly (CA) in 1994, Nsibambi was long-established as an academic outpost at Makerere → Read More