Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Court out

The Supreme Court of Uganda today (31 March) upheld the election of Yoweri Museveni as president. Now nothing, constitutionally, can stop him from serving a seventh term.

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kicking up sand

Review of ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ by Chinua Achebe (Penguin, 1987).

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Triple whammy

The legal process ground through three important cases in Uganda this week (14-21 March), without reaching resolution.

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Good as new

East African governments want to stop people buying second-hand clothes. Easier said than done.

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bush fighting man

Review of ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed: the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Uganda’, by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Moran, 1997).

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Court in the middle

Both sides are gearing up for a court case to challenge last month’s presidential election results in Uganda. But as events of this week have shown, what happens outside court could matter even more.

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Small loans, big hopes

Review of ‘Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism’ by Milford Bateman (Zed Books, 2010)

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Winner takes all

Yoweri Museveni and Kizza Besigye have both claimed victory in last month’s presidential elections in Uganda. Who’s right?

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making a case

Amama Mbabazi, an opposition candidate, yesterday (1 March) lodged a legal challenge against last month’s presidential elections in Uganda. Kizza Besigye, another candidate, did not.

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment