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Uganda

Kizza Besigye

Date of Birth: 22/04/1956


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Poaching and gamekeeping

An increasingly public rift has opened between Forum for Democratic Change leader Kizza Besigye and the celebrated journalist Andrew Mujuni Mwenda...


Kith, kin and cosh

Mumbere is thought to have ties to opposition leader Kizza Besigye and has demanded a greater share of oil revenue for his kingdom...


Age cannot weary him

Kizza Besigye, the FDC's four-time defeated presidential candidate, sees his party as a 'liberation movement' that has to use every peaceful means to popularise its cause: demonstrations, grassroots mobilisation, parliamentary debates and standing in elections...


Trying treason

The 1 July decision to drop some of the lesser charges against Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye came as no surprise to most people, since the entire case against him is widely regarded as trumped up...


Spender takes all

At the peak of his campaign, Museveni was criss-crossing the country in a private helicopter, holding rally after rally, while his opponents were left to traipse for miles along potholed roads, leading FDC leader Kizza Besigye to beg electors to pray that it wouldn't break his back...


Protest grows over Museveni win

Now that President Yoweri Museveni has secured his re-election with his customary mixture of patronage and intimidation, opposition leader Kizza Besigye and his Forum for Democratic Change have launched a grassroots 'Campaign of Defiance' against the results...


An arresting event

The Ugandan elections had been proceeding with less strife and acrimony than usual when they suddenly reverted to type on 13 February, when the opposition Forum for Democratic Change leader, Kizza Besigye, found himself once more tear-gassed and handcuffed (AC Vol 57 No 3, How the next election will be won)...


How the next election will be won

Museveni is further helped by a divided opposition that has split the vote between former Security Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye, of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)...

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First ladies first

Even Forum for Democratic Change leader Kizza Besigye was once a member of the inner ruling circle, and its splintering – especially with the casting out of Mbabazi – has taken a toll on the Museveni family as much as any other and has heightened feelings of insecurity among the most privileged...


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