Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Category Archives: African Politics

Free, but not united

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

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July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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