Museveni now has a mandate to tackle the economy – as long as the army is kept happy
Kaguta has won and the man better known as Yoweri Museveni
is Uganda's first elected President, with 72.4 per cent of the vote. Museveni chose to run with his middle name (originally his surname) as it put him top on the alphabetically ordered ballot paper. His rivals (both from the country's most numerous people, the Baganda) were Paul Ssemogerere
, the elderly Democratic Party veteran of most governments since Independence, who won 23.7 per cent of the vote and Muhammad Mayanja, with 2.1 per cent.
Museveni swept to victory everywhere except in the north, where fighting continues
President Yoweri Museveni's victory may have given him over 74.2 per cent of the vote but it has not given him what many thought he needed most: a strong showing in the north. All ...
The National Party's departure from the government leaves Inkatha hanging loose
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi greeted the National Party's walkout from government on 9 May with the remark that he wouldn't like to 'take a cue' from the NP. During the two- year spa...