An interview with Kizza Besigye: part one

Dr Kizza Besigye has been the leading opposition candidate in the last three Ugandan Presidential elections, twice as president of the Forum for Democratic...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...

President Museveni and Uganda’s intervention in South Sudan

In this blog piece, Michaela Collord explores Uganda's intervention in South Sudan. She argues that, to date, President Museveni has skilfully muted criticism of...

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

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...

Fighting to work: Employment, not militias, will determine Uganda’s future stability

In the run up to Uganda's elections this week, a great deal of attention has been focused on the country's Crime Preventer Program. Here, Rebecca...

The Citizenship Market

Drawing on her recent research in Uganda, Katy Long asks how local Ugandans and refugees acquire passports, what those documents mean to them, and...

Women changing policy outcomes: learning from pro-women legislation in the Ugandan...

In this blog, Dr Vibeke Wang asks why the Eighth Parliament in Uganda, from 2006-2011, produced so much pro-women legislation. The answer, she argues,...
Democracy in Africa

From democracy promotion to ‘politically smart’ governance reform in Africa

Rosie Pinnington provides an important critique of the 'politically smart' governance reform that is being adopted by increasing numbers of donors. Rosie is a DPhil...

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government's announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics...

Memories of Museveni – A Memoir of the Bush War

In a twist on our normal "Book Club" format - which usually sees authors reflect on the most important stories from their recent publications...