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Vol 53 No 5

Published 2nd March 2012


Uganda

Rebels with a cause

The latest intake of MPs from Museveni’s party is causing ructions over oil and corruption as jockeying starts for the presidential succession

A group of truculent members of parliament in the governing National Resistance Movement has forced ministers to resign and is obliging President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to contemplate sacking most of his cabinet. This is unlikely to include his near untouchable comrade-in-arms, Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi. In the absence of effective constitutional opposition, the NRM has become the most important check on President Museveni’s government. The young MPs are joining forces with some senior party members to challenge Museveni’s policies and his appointments.

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