Charles Onyango-Obbo

Charles "Mase" Onyango-Obbo (born 1958) is a Ugandan author, journalist, former editor of The Monitor and political commentator of issues in East Africa and the African Great Lakes region. He writes a column, Ear To The Ground in The Monitor, and a second column in the regional weekly, The EastAfrican. He is currently managing editor in charge of media convergence at the Nation Media Group in Kenya.

Born in the town of Mbale in eastern Uganda, Onyango-Obbo studied at Makerere University in Kampala, and the American University in Cairo where he obtained a Masters degree in journalism. In 1991, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

On May 1999, during the Second Congo War, Onyango-Obbo and other editors of The Monitor – Wafula Ogutu and David Ouma Balikowa – were arrested and charged with "sedition" and "publication of false news"´, following the publication of a photograph of a naked woman being sexually abused by men in military uniform. Ugandan officials insisted that the assailants might be soldiers from Congo or Zimbabwe (who where also involved in the Congo war), and could not possibly be Ugandan soldiers as the photo caption claimed. Onyango-Obbo and the other editors were acquitted on 6 March 2001. [1] [2]

Publications

  • Uganda's Poorly Kept Secrets - a Collection of short stories
  • Ear To The Ground

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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1920s  1930s  1940s  - 1950s -  1960s  1970s  1980s
1955 1956 1957 - 1958 - 1959 1960 1961

Year 1958 (MCMLVIII
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Motto
"For God and My Country"
Anthem
Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty


Capital Kampala

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Topics in journalism
Professional issues
Ethics & objectivity
Sources & attribution
News & news values
Reporting & writing
Fourth estate • Libel law
Education & books
Other topics

Fields
Advocacy journalism
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The Monitor and Sunday Monitor are national newspapers in Uganda. In contrast to the state-owned New Vision, the paper has complete editorial independence and is often critical of the government and President Yoweri Museveni.
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East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:

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Great Lakes of Africa are a series of lakes in and around the Great Rift Valley. They include Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area, and Lake Tanganyika, the world's second largest in volume as well as the second deepest.
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The EastAfrican is a weekly newspaper published in Kenya by the Nation Media Group, which also publishes Kenya's national Daily Nation. The EastAfrican is circulated in Kenya and the other countries of East Africa including Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
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Motto
"Harambee"   (Swahili)
"Let us all pull together"
Anthem
Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu
"Oh God of All Creation"
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Mbale is a town in south eastern Uganda and the chief town of the Mbale District. It lies 190 km (120 mi.) northeast of Kampala, on the Tororo-Pakwach railway near Mount Elgon. It is known for its nightlife, and has a clock tower in the centre of town.
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Makerere University is Uganda's largest university. It was first established as a technical school in 1922, and in 1963 it became the University of East Africa, offering courses leading to general degrees of the University of London.
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Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Kampala.
Coordinates:
Province Kampala (district)
Population (2002)
 - City 1,208,544
 - Urban 1,208,544
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American University in Cairo

Established 1919
Type Private
President David D. Arnold
Staff Full-time 310
Part-time 256
Undergraduates 3,890
Postgraduates 1,013
Location Cairo
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The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University was established at Harvard in 1937 in memory of Agnes Wahl Nieman's husband, Lucius W. Nieman, founder of The Milwaukee Journal.
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Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League.
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Second Congo War, also known as Africa's World War[1] and the Great War of Africa, began in 1998 and though it officially ended in 2003 when the Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took power, its aftershocks continue to threaten
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Sedition is a term of law which refers to covert conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority as tending toward insurrection against the established order.
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photograph (often shortened to photo) is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic imager such as a CCD or a CMOS chip.
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Nudity or nakedness is the state of wearing no clothing. It is sometimes used to refer to wearing significantly less clothing than expected by the conventions of a particular culture and situation, and in particular exposing the bare skin of intimate parts and has analogous
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Sexual abuse (also referred to as molestation) is defined as the forcing of undesired sexual acts by one person to another. The term incest is defined as sexual abuse between family members, and the euphemism "bad touch" is sometimes used to describe such abuse.
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Military uniforms comprises standardised dress worn by members of the armed forces of various nations. Military dress and military styles have gone through great changes over the centuries from colourful and elaborate to extremely utilitarian.
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Motto
Justice – Paix – Travail   (French)
"Justice – Peace – Work"
Anthem
Debout Congolais
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Motto
"Unity, Freedom, Work"
Anthem
Simudzai Mureza wedu WeZimbabwe   (Shona)
Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe   (Ndebele)
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Second Congo War, also known as Africa's World War[1] and the Great War of Africa, began in 1998 and though it officially ended in 2003 when the Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took power, its aftershocks continue to threaten
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The Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF), previously the National Resistance Army, constitutes the armed forces of Uganda.

At present UPDF's primary focus is the conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group operating in the country's North which has
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