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The future of FDC

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

Summary: The Forum for Democratic Change blames its modest progress on a repressive opponent in government. This threat is real and lethal, especially in the short-run. The long-term and indeed life-threatening problem of Uganda’s largest opposition party is its lack of a relevant and distinct ideology.

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The cause of Muslim wrangles in Uganda – and the possible remedies

By BADRU KATEREGGA

Summary: For most of their 180-year history the Muslims of Uganda have been fighting each other. Remedies that fall short of replacing the community’s secular Constitution with a Sharia-based one, or fail to acknowledge the Buganda factor in leadership shall come to naught.

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STAGNANT PARTIES: Why DP, UPC and JEEMA have failed every test except survival


By YAHYA SSEREMBA

JUSTICE FORUM (JEEMA)
When it came into being in 1996 the Justice Forum exhibited an ambition and a drive to seize power that left no reason to doubt its seriousness. It fronted a presidential candidate whose education and professional profile, whose articulacy and assertiveness, whose devotion and selflessness, emphasized the seriousness with which the new party launched its quest for State power.

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How Buganda lost Uganda

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

Summary: The Baganda seem to attribute their political comedown to Milton Obote’s handiwork that culminated in the 1966 overthrow of the Kabaka and the subsequent abolition of their kingdom. But even before the birth of Obote, there were signs that this tribe would hardly rule Uganda. 

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