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Jeema and political Islam: the facts and the lies

 

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

 

In his university lectures of Modern Islamic Movements, Prof. Badru Kateregga refers to the Justice Forum, commonly known as Jeema, as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. He provides no evidence to back his claim, and perhaps he needs not to since his students, like many Ugandans, strongly believe that Jeema has a lot to do with Islam.

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Let Museveni’s sleeping dogs lie


In his weekly post, The Campus Journal’s Mister Twister sarcastically recaps last week’s major events.
 
By MISTER TWISTER

Spain is not Uganda
Mariano Rajoy has never been to Uganda but he surely knows Uganda inside-out. I think he read Joachim Buwembo’s How To Be A Ugandan or dug deep into Austin Ejiet’s (RIP) satirical pieces. Whatever the case, the Spanish PM left Ugandans feigning anger, with some hitting back via Skype and Twitter but his message had sunk. Those who vented fury at Rajoy’s text message should now stop pretending and listen as the most informed Ugandan misinforms them herein about why we were so Ugandan over the course of the week.

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UGANDA: STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2012 IN FULL

By  PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI
 
H.E. the Vice President,
 
Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament,
 
His Lordship, The Hon. The Chief Justice,
 
Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament,
 
Her Ladyship, The Deputy Chief Justice,
 
Rt. Hon. Prime Minister,
 
Honourable Ministers,
 
Rt. Hon. Leader of the Opposition,
 
Honourable Members of Parliament,
 
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
 
 
As  usual,  I  will  start  my  State  of  the  Nation  Address  with the  economy.    This time, however, I will concentrate on only four aspects:

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Kenyan politicians push for anti-Muslim terror bill


By YAHYA SSEREMBA

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on the country’s 10th Parliament to discuss and quickly enact the Anti-Terrorism Bill, which previous parliaments twice dismissed as hostile to fundamental freedoms.

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As FDC turns her back on DP & UPC, Jeema calls for reconciliation


Our Reporter

Worried that a fragmented political opposition only helps to consolidate the ruling National Resistance Movement in power, the Justice Forum has called on warring opposition parties to “bring all areas of disagreement and discontent of each other on the table and have frank discussions” aimed at ending their recurrent petty, bad tempered quarrels.

The latest phase of bickering stems from the failure of the opposition to agree on boycotting an election. Whereas all major opposition parties agreed to stay away from the election of Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly, or EALA, until the ruling party cedes more seats to the opposition, the Democratic Party and the Uganda Peoples Congress turned around and fronted candidates – and won seats – in last week’s election.

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