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Uganda’s Election Results May Be Genuine, but the System is Dying

From Chatham House Ben Shepherd Consulting Fellow, Africa Programme Given voters’ lack of options, Yoweri Museveni can command real support, but his style of politics cannot survive the country’s coming demographic change. A woman walks past a Ugandan soldier and election posters in Kampala on 19 February 2016. Photo by Getty Images. Uganda’s election results […]

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30 Years in Power, Ugandan Leader Faces Challenge in Polls

New York Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda — On the eve of Uganda’s presidential elections, Kampala resembles an armed camp with armored vehicles and police patrolling the capital city’s streets. President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 30 years, is facing his tightest race ever and appears to be responding with a show of military […]

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South Sudan’s Machar heads to Uganda to ask help from Museveni

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 24, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The chairman and commander-in-chief of the armed opposition group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM/A-IO), Riek Machar, has left for the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to meet president Yoweri Museveni. The opposition leader left the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to Kampala on Sunday night to meet the […]

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Uganda’s Would-Be ‘President for Life’ Can Be Beaten

From Foreign Policy BY SUZANNE NOSSEL Uganda’s Would-Be ‘President for Life’ Can Be Beaten “Nobody should be president for life,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama during a pointed speech in July before the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As parts of Africa boast rising standards of living, more stable democracies, and burgeoning modern industries, […]

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