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Vol 55 No 18

Published 12th September 2014


Uganda

President versus PM

Feverish plotting is already in progress over the 2016 election now that Museveni’s decision to stand is final

President Yoweri Museveni has sparked a bitter war in the ruling National Resistance Movement over his decision to stand in the 2016 election. He appears to have abandoned plans for his son, Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba, to succeed him after they got a hostile reception. And the breaking of a gentlemen's agreement between Museveni and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi that he would receive the NRM presidential nomination in 2016 has put the two old friends at loggerheads. Mbabazi is one of the longest-standing members of the presidential inner circle and his departure from it is one of the biggest political upheavals in recent years.

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