Uganda and Rwanda historically have been closely linked, with each playing a key role in the other’s political development, but all that could now be in peril.
There have been some bright spots, like the rise of more resilient opposition movements in the DRC and Uganda. But elsewhere on the continent, as in Tanzania and Zambia, repression is on the rise.
Some services that NGOs supported tended to focus on sexual violence from a stranger and not the overwhelmingly more common forms of sexual violence such as intimate partner violence.
Imprisoned several times, Nyanzi has been fearless in her criticism of Museveni. She has embraced a Ugandan tradition called ‘radical rudeness’ that dates back to pre-independence days of the late 1940s.
The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about