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...

Opposition politics in Uganda: what can others learn?

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman penned his regular column for the Daily Nation from Uganda this week, where he was watching the general election. In this...

Changing of the guard?

Justin Willis asks what is in store for Uganda now that Mbabazi has committed to run in elections, compares his candidature to Museveni's previous opponents, and...

The Politics of Health Crisis: Borders and Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts...

Rival to President Museveni announces bid for top job in 2016...

In this post, Michaela Collord gives us her insights on Ugandan politics in the wake of Amama Mbabazi's announcement that he will fight Yoweri...

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? That’s the topic I will be debating with leading thinkers from Islamic Relief,...

M7 + 2016: the uncertain formula for Uganda’s succession

The 2016 elections in Uganda will be a testing time for the country, and the thorny question of succession has already begun to dominate...

Uganda: Why can’t Museveni control his party?

What strategies do authoritarian leaders use to control their parties? And why do they so often fail? Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Yoweri Museveni...

What gives naked protest its power in Africa?

Even while new technologies transform political protest, citizens continue to use their bodies in acts of civil resistance. A new journal article on northern...

The UNHCR is much better than its reputation in Uganda suggests...

The proposed implementation of the Cessation Clause for some Rwandan refugees has prompted fierce debate. Two weeks ago, Will Jones travels to the Nakivale...