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Uganda independence A more ill-prepared country hard to find

Uganda independence: A more ill-prepared country hard to find

I honour the great men and women who stood tall in the struggle for equality, freedom, democratic participation in our national economy and governance, and political independence from Britain.     An incomplete list of the heroes of our pre-independence struggle, many ...
Shortcut journalism and Akorimo Kanuti’s fiction about Uganda’s Independence

Shortcut journalism and Akorimo Kanuti’s fiction about Uganda’s Independence

The New Vision, a Kampala English daily newspaper, carried a story on October 8, recycling claims by Maj. Akorimo Kanuti, a retired Uganda Army officer, about his roles at Independence 57 years ago.   These claims have been recycled over the years by New Vision, Daily Monitor ...
A frightened Ugandan president a courageous magistrate and the case against Rajat Neogy and  Abu Mayanja

A frightened Ugandan president, a courageous magistrate and the case against Rajat Neogy and Abu Mayanja

Photo: Hon. Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja (1929-2005)   The imprisonment, 50 years ago, of Rajat Neogy, the legendary founder and editor of Transition, and Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja, a prominent barrister and parliamentarian, was a symptom of Uganda’s failed democratic experiment ...

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