‘Your own kind of democracy?’: Negotiated understandings of democracy and development

In this blog, Jonathan Fisher explores how African governments have fundamentally challenged and reworked the central concepts through which western donors and governments have...

The political economy of the fight against COVID19 in Africa

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has created worry and heartbreak across the world. The virus has defied the usual modern stereotyping of spreading from...

President Museveni and the NRM slated to win in the coming...

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...

Stephen Kamugasa writes to President Yoweri Museveni …

MR PRESIDENT: NOW IS THE TIME TO TALK Dear Mr President, If there is one thing...

Russia in Africa – Undermining democracy through elite capture

To gain insight into Russia’s governance model in Africa, one only need look at the experience of the Central African Republic. Russian...

President Museveni of Uganda moves to quell ruling party dissent 

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...
Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

VIDEO: Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

Following a regional trend, the Ugandan government has moved to clamp down on social media. Al Jazeera has talked to a number of diverse...

Security and the politics of fear in African elections

Elections across sub-Saharan Africa are frequently accompanied by fears of electoral violence and shrill calls for peace from civil society, journalists, governments,...

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: The boat disaster and Museveni’s politics of disorder

Is the Museveni regime cultivating disorder and flouting regulations in order to gain political support? In this article, Ivan Ashaba argues that the boat...