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).
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is falling out with Western donors. He thinks he doesn’t need them any more – but is he right?
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).
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.
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.
Review of ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ by Chinua Achebe (Penguin, 1987).
The legal process ground through three important cases in Uganda this week (14-21 March), without reaching resolution.
East African governments want to stop people buying second-hand clothes. Easier said than done.
Review of ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed: the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Uganda’, by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Moran, 1997).