Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

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

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