The legal process ground through three important cases in Uganda this week (14-21 March), without reaching resolution.
Review of ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed: the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Uganda’, by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Moran, 1997).
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.
Yoweri Museveni and Kizza Besigye have both claimed victory in last month’s presidential elections in Uganda. Who’s right?
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.
There were cheering crowds as Kizza Besigye, Uganda’s opposition figurehead, went to church today (28 February). His support in Kampala is a sign of the divide between the capital and the countryside.
As debates about the presidential contest still rage, there was little interest in today’s local elections in Uganda (24 February). But they tell us something about power in Museveni’s regime.
Four days after controversial elections in Uganda, Yoweri Museveni’s regime has settled into a recurring pattern of repression. How might a beleaguered opposition respond?
Yoweri Museveni was today (20 February) declared the winner of Uganda’s presidential election. His main rival, Kizza Besigye, today under house arrest, described the process as a ‘creeping military coup’.