Uganda is not in danger of renewed civil war or rebel violence, but it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the country’s hard-won stability.
Following a pattern that is emerging across authoritarian states, the proposed constitutional change in Uganda to lift the age limit and enable Museveni to stay on came via a private member’s bill.
Liberation movements that became governing parties enjoyed wide popularity in the earlier years. But over time this has tended to fizzle out, largely in urban areas
Recently The Star newspaper in Nairobi reported that Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister and Local Government minister Musalia Mudavadi held “secret” talks with Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Kampala in early April. The meeting, the paper reported, was also attended by former Kenya president Daniel arap Moi’s roving envoy Mark Too. That was a richly significant detail because to understand …
One expects many things from unpredictable Africa, but a protest against high interest rates isn’t something you would anticipate on our side of the tracks