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Uganda

Olara Otunnu

Date of Birth: 6/09/1950


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Opposition blues

Since the NRM ignored the process altogether, the opposition has been divided on whether to call a boycott – as supported by Besigye and Olara Otunnu, former President of the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) – or press on with the election, as preferred by the TDA's other three leaders: Mbabazi, Norbert Mao of the Democratic Party (DP) and a former national Vice-President, Professor Gilbert Balibaseka Bukenya...


Drawing the battle lines

The UPC looks in little better shape after Jimmy Akena was declared leader and presidential candidate in party elections on 2 June, replacing outgoing leader Olara Otunnu...


Opposition works the walk

Two of this year’s presidential candidates, Democratic Party (DP) leader Norbert Mao and Olara Otunnu of the Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC), led their own walks in Kampala and were detained...


Power at a price

The ‘northern’ opposition candidates, Norbert Mao and Olara Otunnu, squeezed Besigye out, reducing the FDC vote to 26% in former strongholds which had seen majorities for the party in 2006...


Cairo tactics

The wide field of candidates, particularly Olara Otunnu (injured in a mysterious car accident on 14 February) of the Uganda People’s Congress and Norbert Mao of the Democratic Party, will also grab votes in the (less populous) north and reduce Museveni’s share: he won a disputed 59% of votes in 2006...


He’s back on top again

Olara Otunnu of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and Norbert Mao’s Democratic Party (DP) run national campaigns of their own, which draw attention away from Besigye without looking like winning more than 5% of the vote...


The bout begins

Olara Otunnu of the Uganda People’s Congress, who pulled out of the opposition coalition in August claiming the poll would be too tainted to be worth contesting, performed a volte-face under UPC pressure and decided to run...

The election will be contested by Museveni (NRM), Besigye (FDC), Norbert Mao (Democratic Party), Jaberi Bidandi Ssali (People’s Progressive Party), Beti Olive Kamya (Uganda Federal Alliance), Abed Bwanika (People’s Development Party), Olara Otunnu (UPC) and Samuel Lubega (Independent)...


Four and not out

When Besigye, a former Colonel, takes on Museveni for a third consecutive time, he will not have the support of Olara Otunnu’s Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC)...


Otunnu objects

With only six months before Ugandans go to the polls, opposition parties are mired in disagreement after Olara Otunnu made a bid to undermine attempts to field a unity candidate in the 2011 presidential election...


The Museveni machine grinds into gear

UPC President Olara Otunnu is another northerner who was foreign minister under the late President Milton Obote and then a United Nations diplomat...


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