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...

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...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Uganda: How Museveni plans to “win” the 2021 elections

In 2021, at least 15 million Ugandans will queue in their respective polling stations to choose their preferred leaders, and as always the greatest...

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 CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...

This is why Bobi Wine constitutes an unprecedented threat to Museveni

On 18 and 19 November, at least 54 people were killed by security forces during protests triggered by the arrest of musician-turned-politician...
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Official Photo

The ‘Muhoozi Project’ in Uganda: Testing the water or preparing the...

A particularly intense and visible campaign has been taking place in Uganda over the last few months to promote Muhoozi Kainerugaba –...

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...