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Uganda

Population: 38.9
GDP: $26.1 bn.
Debt: $4.36 bn.

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How the next election will be won

Nobody doubts the result but the methods behind the victory say a lot about how President Museveni rules the country and where it is going

There are no prizes for predicting who wins Uganda's presidential election on 18 February. After 30 years in office and four victorious elections in the last 20 of them, President ...

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First ladies first

The President's wife plays a vital role in the election campaign and is a potential successor to her husband 

Although Janet Kataaha Museveni has decided not to run for Parliament in her Ruhaama constituency, nobody doubts that she continues to wield massive political power. She has been a...


Museveni's pipeline dream

Confusion still reigns over the route of Uganda's oil pipeline, which is essential to begin production and export. Having signed a deal in August with President Uhuru Kenyatta for ...


Opposition blues

Museveni’s fractious political opponents are striving to get behind a single candidate to fight him for the presidency

After three days of drawn-out deliberation, the opposition coalition formed in June, the Democratic Alliance, had still not been able to decide on a joint candidate for the 2016 pr...


Warming up the Kenyatta-Museveni axis

Common interests are prompting more bilateral cooperation but the latest agreement over a pipeline will sorely test regional solidarity

In two weeks' time, when most of Africa's 54 leaders travel to New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, there will be much talk of shifting regional allianc...


Bad timing

Bankers and company executives who are puzzled by the government's decision to open the bidding on six new oil blocks for exploration as world prices plummet may find some of the a...


Drawing the battle lines

Museveni is making sure of electoral victory in 2016, but more and more rivals and defectors are chipping away at his support

Speaking on YouTube on 15 June, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi declared his intention to secure the governing National Resistance Movement's presidential nomination, in place of Presid...


The runaway gravy train

The history of the Standard Gauge Railway reveals rivalry between Chinese state companies as well as blatant corruption in Kampala

Ballooning costs and a flurry of accusations among the highest officials in the Ugandan government are taking a severe toll of the Ugandan part of East Africa's biggest infrastruct...


Kampala murder mystery

Police investigating the murder of the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Namazzi Kagezi, on 31 March by two men on a motorbike have rounded up dozens of suspects. Kag...


Spending for victory

A surge in voter-friendly spending accompanies the NRM’s election campaign and there is little the opposition can do to stop it

Both public spending and borrowing have shot up over the past year as the governing National Resistance Movement gears up for next year's elections. Although the NRM faces little c...


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