Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Monthly Archives: April, 2016

You say you want a revolution?

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

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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

Title chasers

Review of ‘The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else’, by Hernando de Soto (Black Swan, 2001; first published by Bantam Press, 2000).

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

On borrowed time?

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is falling out with Western donors. He thinks he doesn’t need them any more – but is he right?

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Previously, in Ugandan elections…

Review of ‘Elections in a Hybrid Regime: Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls’ by Sandrine Perrot, Sabiti Makara, Jérôme Lafargue and Marie-Aude Fouéré (eds.) (Fountain Publishers, 2014).

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Livin’ on a prayer

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye left home today (5 April), after 43 days of house arrest. He said he was going to pray, but was back in police custody by lunchtime.

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment