Uganda Votes

Uganda Votes

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Onder de naam Uganda votes! bouwen we samen met het Nederlands Instituut voor Meerpartijen Democratie (NIMD) de eerste drie weken van februari aan een kennisdossier over de aanstaande verkiezingen in Oeganda en ontwikkelingen op het terrein van democratie in Afrika. Verdiepend en beschouwend, met een knallende afsluiting: 18 februari doen we live verslag vanuit Kampala en discussiëren we in Den Haag over democratie in Afrika, Oeganda’s rol in de regio en de invloed van deze verkiezingen op Nederland en Europa

Uganda: Museveni defies opposition’s ‘defiance’ campaign to begin 5th term

The Ugandan capital Kampala was tense on Wednesday, ahead of President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. Key opposition leaders have been placed under house-arrest and prevented from leaving their homes. However, Dr. Kizza Besigye, Museveni’s most credible challenger for the presidency, somehow ended up in the city centre on Wednesday, causing both excitement among the city dwellers and panic among the deployed soldiers and policemen. The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has insisted that Besigye won the February 18 elections; and as Museveni swears in for this 5th term, the FDC will also be trying to ‘swear in’ Besigye. In a bid to prevent the latter, there is heavy deployment of soldiers and police in the city. Richard Kavuma looks at Uganda after Museveni’s latest election.

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