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My Problem With Bobi Wine And His Supporters

Some of our “intellectuals” are treating Bobi Wine as an alternative to President Yoweri Museveni. This is the pathway to disaster.

By Andrew M. Mwenda

Bobi Wine is being presented to us domestically and internationally as the symbol of our struggle for democracy, freedom, liberty and social transformation. Even some of our “intellectuals” are treating him as an alternative to President Yoweri Museveni. This is the pathway to disaster.

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Jeff Bezos: Here’s A Few Things You Didn’t Know About The Richest Person In The World

Jeff Bezos has been the world’s richest person since 2017 and was named the “richest man in modern history” after his net-worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018

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Transcript: President Museveni Delivers Heartening State Of The Nation Address

The President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, yesterday, June 4, 2020 delivered his State of the Nation Address to the Parliament of Uganda as is his constitutional obligation, beginning the fiscal year, to paint a general picture on the state of affairs in the country.

It was also the first of its kind as it was, this time, a two-venue event with the President speech being delivered from State House to the Members of Parliament via satellite in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires social distancing — and, of course, being broadcast live on various media platforms to the entire nation.

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How Nigeria’s David Oyedepo Turned Himself Into The Richest Clergyman In The World

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Bishop Oyedepo’s N4.5b Jet.

After over 35 years of dedicated service as founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, he can still preach in 10 services [on a single day] and does it with such ease.

“I have many more years before I go,” he said, early this year addressing media rumors that he had been planning to step down from full time ministry.

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Andrew Mwenda Continues With His Thought Experiment

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In 1995, Uganda had a population of 21m people and was collecting Shs 527 billion in revenue, which when adjusted to inflation comes to Shs 3.2 trillion in 2017 prices

By Andrew M. Mwenda

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We continue with our thought experiment on the economic performance of Uganda under Museveni.

In 1995, Uganda had a population of 21m people and was collecting Shs 527 billion in revenue, which when adjusted to inflation comes to Shs 3.2 trillion in 2017 prices or Shs 151,000 per person.

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Why are Ugandans so angry?

By Andrew M. Mwenda

How economic success has tended to create more political trouble for Museveni than comfort

Very many Ugandans are angry, very angry. They feel the country has lost direction. They argue that our politics is corrupted, our democracy in retreat, and elections are rigged. They say the economy is not growing, poverty is increasing, inequality is widening, and state capacity to deliver public goods and services has been grossly eroded. Yet the opposite is the case on almost all these issues.

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Gedanken (Thought Experiment)

By Andrew M. Mwenda

In 2005, I wrote to then commissioner general of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Allen Kagina, asking how many motor vehicles they register on average per month. She replied giving me a figure of 2800.

Last year (2016), the average number of motor vehicles being registered was 12,000 per month – an increase of 330%. Meanwhile the population in 2005 was 29m. Now it is 38m, a growth of 33%. Continue reading Gedanken (Thought Experiment)

Andrew Mwenda Further Admonishes FDC: In Embracing Radicalism, Leaders Are Going To Cross To NRM

By Andrew M. Mwenda

MP Odongo Otto refuses to vote for Besigye radical extremist, Ingrid Turinawe, and announces he will be quitting FDC.

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Besigye Radical Extremist TVO Denies His Identity

By Andrew M. Mwenda

So now Besigye’s demented psychopathic maniac, Robert Shaka, who goes by the pseudonym of Tom Voltaire Okwalinga or TVO is denying his identity.

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Andrew Mwenda Shifts His Discussion To ‘Serious Policy Issues’

By Andrew M. Mwenda

February 23, 2017: The Crisis In Uganda’s Agriculture

According to a government report, eleven million Ugandans are facing food shortages (famine) and need relief food to save them from potential starvation. Our country has suffered a drought. This has been followed by famine.

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Victory Over Besigye’s Radical Extremism

By Andrew M. Mwenda

The campaign against radical extremism in FDC by its cult leader and opposition presidential candidate for life, Kizza Besigye had taught us many lessons.

First the suffering the cult leader has gone through has traumatized his supporters who have blinded themselves to the profound strategic deficit in his courageous resilience.

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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Recaps Touching Story Of Anthony Ray Hinton, The Man Who Spent 30 Years In Prison For A Crime He Didn’t Commit

By Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder

Priscilla and I got into Birmingham tonight and got to meet Anthony Ray Hinton. He spent 30 years in prison on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, and was exonerated and released only a couple years ago.

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