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Muntu’s Defeat is Death of Decent Politics in FDC  

posted onNovember 26, 2017

By Andrew M. Mwenda

“Follow an idea from its birth to its triumph,” Bertrand de Jouvenel observed in his 1948 volume, On Power, “and it becomes clear that it came to power at the price of an astounding degradation of itself. The result is not reason which has found a guide but passion which has found a flag.”

The defeat of the noble Mugisha Muntu in the race for the presidency of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has put the last nail in the coffin of decent politics in that party. It marks the final triumph of radical extremism as an organizing philosophy for FDC.

Mugabe Fall: No Universal Standard on Longevity in Power

posted onNovember 23, 2017

By Andrew M. Mwenda

President Robert Mugabe has been forced out power after 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. His fall has been celebrated by large crowds of Zimbabweans but more so the British press who have used all sorts of adjectives to demonize him. He has been vilified as an ageing, corrupt despot that wrecked his country’s economy and wanted to hand power to his wife after ruling for too long. But how long is too long?

Lesson for Museveni from Mugabe; and for Uganda from Zimbabwe 

posted onNovember 16, 2017

By Andrew M. Mwenda 

The fall of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been welcomed by many Ugandans with excitement. For many people tired of President Yoweri Museveni’s long rule, Mugabe’s fall gives hope that their nightmare is about to end. That a long serving president who had ruled his country like a colossus can fall from power must be encouraging to many anti Museveni Ugandans and worrisome to Museveni’s supporters.