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Uganda has its own dictator, but no one seems to care. For the last decade, Ugandan activists have been trying to draw attention to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's brutal excesses, but the world won't listen. In May, Museveni shut down independent media in Uganda, after they published a controversial memo written by Gen David Sejusa. The general has since fled to the UK, fearing to be "arrested like a cockroach".
AFRICANGLOBE - At last month’s African Union Heads of State Summit in Ethiopia, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni alleged that Africans had stopped worshipping God, and instead they were worshipping the United States.
AFRICANGLOBE - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has sternly warned the Egyptian "government and other groups" against making "chauvinist and irrational statements" in the wake of Ethiopia's decision to construct a multi-billion dollar electricity dam on the Blue Nile.
This past weekend, Invisible Children launched its “Cover the Night” event in cities across the U.S. and the world. As you know, Invisible Children...
Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki has embarked on a three day visit to Uganda at the invitation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, in what observers termed a notable attempt at 'mending fences'
East Africa is set to chalk up political records in the next few months and years, with four presidents stepping down at the end of their terms. If all the East African Community* (EAC) leaders step down, it will be the first time that such a large number of presidents (in political terms) have respected the constitution and left power in an African region.
Unfortunately, dictators are the envy of other rulers who want undemocratic control of their countries. Most of the instability in Africa is a function of both the refusal of rulers to accept democracy which for them is a word and western and arab destabilisation efforts. Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya are no lessons for him.