Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Tag Archives: Elections

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner takes all

Yoweri Museveni and Kizza Besigye have both claimed victory in last month’s presidential elections in Uganda. Who’s right?

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making a case

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.

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Keeping the faith

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.

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment