By Jean Shaoul, 20 January 2021
Museveni’s regime depends on extensive backing from the US, which provides over $970 million a year in development and security assistance, including military training for the army.
By Eddie Haywood, 23 November 2020
The largest unrest in the East African country in a decade was sparked by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine during a campaign rally Wednesday.
By Stephan McCoy, 15 April 2020
Uganda’s government has taken a leaf from US President Donald Trump’s playbook in promoting the untested drug as a potential lifesaver.
By Eddie Haywood, 9 March 2019
The government of President Yoweri Museveni, in power for three decades, regards social media with intense hostility and suspicion.
By Eddie Haywood, 8 April 2017
The growing number of training exercises and operations coordinated by AFRICOM point to a “pivot to Africa” and make clear Washington’s aim of imperialist domination of the African continent.
By Sybille Fuchs, 31 October 2012
The US is increasingly using private security forces to wage its wars and maintain its occupation of countries after the withdrawal of regular troops.
By Andre Damon, 21 March 2012
The central impulse behind US involvement in Uganda is the drive to dominate the region’s recently discovered oil reserves and its other natural resources, as part of the broader struggle for influence in Africa between the US, China and the former colonial European powers.
By Eddie Haywood, 19 October 2011
Tear gas and gunshots shook downtown Kampala as the “Walk-To-Work” protests resumed on Monday morning after a hiatus in April.
By Eddie Haywood and Alex Lantier, 17 October 2011
US President Barack Obama has deployed roughly 100 special operations troops to central Africa, as part of an offensive targeting the leadership of the Lord’s Resistance Army.
By our correspondent, 10 September 2011
Museveni’s proposal for a massive giveaway of public lands to an international sugar conglomerate is the latest in a long string of policies that underscore the government’s corrupt subservience to global financial interests.
By a correspondent, 20 August 2011
On August 10 police in Masaka, Uganda assaulted a demonstration called against the rising cost of living.
By Susan Garth, 3 May 2011
Police have opened fire on protesters in Uganda and imprisoned many in recent days.
By Chris Talbot, 19 March 2001
President Yoweri Museveni won the presidential elections in Uganda by a substantial majority. He gained 69.3 percent of the vote, whilst his main opponent Dr Kizza Besigye won 27.8 percent. Turnout was 70.3 percent, and the other four contenders won 3 percent between them.