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Uganda

Kizza Besigye

Date of Birth: 22/04/1956


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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...


Opposition blues

As the most prominent figure in the opposition and the runner-up in the past three elections, the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Kizza Besigye, had assumed the honour would go to him...


Drawing the battle lines

It now looks as though Mbabazi will try to split the NRM, recalling the defection of the FDC's founder, Kizza Besigye, from the party in 2001...


Sejusa’s mystery return

Since the discharge of opposition leader Colonel Kizza Besigye, who went on to represent a formidable challenge to Museveni in the civilian opposition, the country's veteran leader has been reluctant to allow controversial officers to retire...


Central bank cracks whip

Food inflation peaked at nearly 50% in late 2011, triggering nationwide demonstrations, with the opposition leader Kizza Besigye leading the 'walk to work' protests that snowballed but never caused serious problems for the government (AC Vol 52 No 9, Opposition walks the walk)...


Loans for oil

Last week, opposition leader Kizza Besigye Kifefe described Chinese loans to Uganda as 'dubious debts' which were 'not binding on the nation' because they were being contracted and used for selfish reasons...


Mbabazi on the ropes

In 1999, there was the infamous fallout with Colonel Kizza Besigye, now Uganda's most recognised opposition leader...


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