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Recent articles by Karoli:

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

Musisi: From a star performer to attracting the President’s ire

The President seems angry at failing to get value for money. But he forgets that the adhoc system implemented at KCCA has created three tribes of workers - about one third are employed by Public → Read More

Closing rural post offices is major strategic mistake

The buses were an assurance that a certain segment of Uganda’s notoriously poor time keepers were on time → Read More

Aviation family in Uganda back to happy times?

Second by choice of routes, which ones should take priority, Kenya Airlines, our next door neighbour, has cut flights from 82 a day to just 36 and potentially still dropping victims of the deep State → Read More

Supreme Court sidesteps political question in narrow 4-3 decision

The majority were Chief Justice Katureebe in concurrence with justices Stella Arach Amoko, Rubby Aweri Opio and Jotham Tumwesigye → Read More

Age limit petition fails: Ball is back in political arena

First the informal rule, the Chief Justice like a chairman of the committee, rarely finds himself in the minority. Applying this rule, one could say he could have voted with the liberal justices, who → Read More

Easter mystery celebrates man, remains relevant

The real Christ, his trial, execution and burial in a simple tomb is an anti-thesis from cluttered modernity dominated by physical infrastructure → Read More

Opposition will wrestle Museveni for the 6th time in 2021 elections

It is ironical that with the amendment of Article 105, the only retirement age limit still in force in the Constitution, is that pertaining to the Judiciary → Read More

BoU, NSSF, commercial banks tread slowly out of financial crisis

In Uganda, an employment tax of 10 per cent is paid by the employer and 5 per cent by the worker to NSSF for any establishment employing more than five employees → Read More

Managing safety of food-chain is a big issue for Uganda’s health

With global warming, insects are more robust and take longer to die because of the dryer climate. Put in perspective, Kalangala the rainiest district (220 days of rain in 1989) has now shed about 40 → Read More

East Africa: As Ruptured Rwanda-Uganda Ties Rattle Region, Will Kenyatta Help?

Opinion - The military strongmen in Kigali and Kampala have not flinched an eye-lid necessitating the intervention of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Kenyatta, 58, is about the same age as Gen Paul Kagame and much younger than Gen Yoweri Museveni, who turns 75 this year. → Read More

As ruptured Rwanda-Uganda ties rattle region, will Kenyatta help?

Mr Kenyatta though is much closer to the post-independence generation middle class born at a time of great promise after the Union Jack came down in the region → Read More

Rwanda mischief at border signal that times have drastically changed

In 2018, due to international outcry, Rwanda was forced to loosen restrictions on the Opposition allowing renegade groups like the Democratic Green Party to enter Parliament → Read More

Rukutana vs Bamugemereire: Uncharitable, indignant duel

One Judge actually went to court and won damages for missing out on a promotion due to a plethora of allegations (unproved) against him → Read More