Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Stench of corruption

Review of ‘The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born’ by Ayi Kwei Armah (Heinemann, 1968).

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Sup with the Devil

Review of ‘Devil on the Cross’, by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (Heinemann, 1980: English translation 1982).

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Into the abyss

Review of ‘Abyssinian Chronicles’, by Moses Isegawa (Picador, 2000).

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Free, but not united

The release of Kizza Besigye on bail yesterday (12 July) cannot mask opposition divisions.

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The turn of the screw

Kizza Besigye, the main opposition leader in Uganda, was last night (13 May) charged with treason.

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Street view

The mood on the streets of Kampala as Yoweri Museveni was sworn-in for another term as president of Uganda today (12 May).

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Plane speaking

The Ugandan government has tightened its grip ahead of President Museveni’s swearing-in this week. The opposition will struggle to respond.

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Slowing down

African economies have been booming. Not any more, says the IMF in their latest snapshot of the continent, published today (3 May).

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

You say you want a revolution?

Review of ‘Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution’ by Daniel Kalinaki (Dominant Seven, 2014).

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Observer effect

The EU Election Observation Mission in Uganda today (21 April) gave their verdict on February’s disputed ballot. But do election observers
do any good?

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment