Author Archives: Michaela Collord

Done with one election, on to the next: Museveni looks to the future

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This has been a tumultuous year for Ugandan President Museveni. In her regular column on Presidential Power,  Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Museveni as he tries to put this year behind him and face the future. 

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Political stalemate deepens in Tanzania

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Michaela Collord explores the continuing stand off between President Magufuli and the opposition coalition in Tanzania and asks what consequences it will have for the country. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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President Museveni buying loyalty of newly elected MPs in Uganda

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Following Museveni’s electoral victory earlier this year, Michaela Collord asks how the controversial leader is securing support. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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Uganda: Election secured, support uncertain.

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Following Museveni’s electoral victory Michaela Collord asks: How much support does Uganda’s president really have? Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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President Museveni and the NRM slated to win in the coming elections, but at what cost?

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Our regular writer Michaela Collord takes a look at the electoral landscape in Uganda, where the race is hotting up. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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President Zuma responds to student protests

Following mass protests by students across South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has moved to freeze tuition fees. However, this strategy is unlikely to pacify students or to enable the ruling party to win back the confidence of urban voters. The future success of the ANC will therefore depend on recalibrating its support base away from […]

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An executive death threat

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Michaela Collord focuses in on Zambia, where President Edgar Lungu recently threatened a prominent newspaper editor. She argues that this move on serves to reveal the deep tensions at the heart of Lungu’s factional and flailing party. This blog was first posted on Presidential Power.

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Internal divisions in APC as Buhari prepares to take office

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In this blog, Michaela Collord asks whether the APC can remain unified for long enough to deliver the change that they promised to fellow Nigerians. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog.

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Al-Bashir easily wins re-election bid in Sudan

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In contrast to the positive picture from Nigeria, portraits of the Sudanese electoral landscape look bleak. Michaela Collord explores. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. This blog post was originally posted on the Presidential Power blog. 

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South Africa – President Zuma survives no-confidence vote but many questions remain

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In this post, Michaela Collord explores Zuma’s survival of the no-confidence in the National Assembly, and future parliamentary prospects in this dominant party democracy.

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