The release of Kizza Besigye on bail yesterday (12 July) cannot mask opposition divisions.
Kizza Besigye, the main opposition leader in Uganda, was last night (13 May) charged with treason.
The mood on the streets of Kampala as Yoweri Museveni was sworn-in for another term as president of Uganda today (12 May).
The Ugandan government has tightened its grip ahead of President Museveni’s swearing-in this week. The opposition will struggle to respond.
Review of ‘Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution’ by Daniel Kalinaki (Dominant Seven, 2014).
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).
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.
The legal process ground through three important cases in Uganda this week (14-21 March), without reaching resolution.
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.