Tag Archives: Uganda

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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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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Opposition politics in Uganda: what can others learn?

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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 piece, Nic reflects on the progress made by Museveni’s opponent, Besigye, and asks what other opposition candidates in Africa can learn from his example. 

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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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Uganda 2016: Elections and Authoritarianism

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Our Co-Editor, Nic Cheeseman, discusses the recent Ugandan elections and explores how governments ensure victory in electoral authoritarian states. This interview was first aired on the BBC World Service.

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

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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 Tapscott argues that Uganda’s Crime Preventer program is not just another manifestation of African electoral violence. It is a day-to-day strategy of governing and controlling one of the most threatening segments of […]

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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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Changing of the guard?

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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 explains how his candidacy will be shaped by the need for cash on the campaign trail.

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Youth in Africa: Refocusing the debate

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In this post, Matt Kandel argues that academics and policymakers – particularly those in the west – need to stop seeing young people in Africa as an undifferentiated group. Based on his own research in Uganda, Matt highlights some of the key generational, economic and political cleavages that lead young people to have highly divergent experiences, […]

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President Museveni of Uganda moves to quell ruling party dissent 

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Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman explores Museveni’s attempts to secure the future of the NRM by bringing ousted Amama Mbabazi back into the fold. This blog was initially posted on the Presidential Power blog. 

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