Onyango-Obbo, Charles

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Onyango-Obbo, Charles Gender: M
born on 21 January 1958 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Tororo, Uganda, 0n42, 34e11
Timezone MSK h3e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°37' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°52 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 01°42'


Ugandan author, journalist, and former Managing Editor of The Monitor, a daily Ugandan newspaper. He is currently Executive Editor for the Africa and Digital Media Division with Nation Media Group, Nairobi, Kenya. He is a political commentator on issues in East Africa and the African Great Lakes region. He writes a column, "Ear to the Ground", in The Monitor, a second column in the regional weekly The EastAfrican, and a third in the Daily Nation.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes 'dawn' from his blog: "‘Black Man’s Time’ Can Drive You To Suicide, But There’s A ‘Good’ Reason Why Africans Excel At It" by Charles Onyango-Obbo: "I was born at dawn, so I am Onyango (nyango is dawn in my language)." [1]. Date, year and place from "The rise and rise of The monitor" by Solomon Bareebe Rukuuka (Hinnovate, 2007), p. 61: "Charles Onyango Obbo was meanwhile born in Tororo on the 21st of January 1958."


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor