Uganda

Is Dr. Kizza Besigye Uganda's President-elect?

Uganda: Milton Allimadi on 02.18.2016 presidential election

Flashpoints Investigative Radio, on Pacifica/KPFA, 01.21.2015.

The U.S. and the upcoming Ugandan presidential election.
 

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, left, and challengers Amama Mbabazi, center, and Dr. Kizza Besigye, right

Kampala Talks on Burundi: Western nations and armed insurgents demand regime change

KPFA Weekend News, 12.26.2015.

Talks aimed at ending the conflict in the East African nation of Burundi will begin in Kampala, Uganda on December 28th. The US, the EU and Burundi’s armed insurgency have all insisted that Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza step down. They say that his third term violated the 2000 Arusha peace agreement, which said that no president would serve more than two terms. The Arusha agreement, they say, is more important than the Burundian constitutional court's ruling that the constitution allowed Nkurunziza to be elected one more time. 

Agence France Presse reports that President Nkurunziza is enormously popular among Burundi's rural majority, but the US, EU and armed insurgents in the country's capital continue to demand that he step down.

African Great Lakes Region wracked by presidential succession struggles

 

KPFA Weekend News, 10.31.2015

Which presidents will remain in power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighbors, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, and the Republic of the Congo?

Would Hillary Clinton change new US policy on Rwanda?



The new US policy toward Rwanda, opposing constitutional change to allow President Paul Kagame to stay in power, has garnered wide attention. Friends of the Congo's Maurice Carney warns that it might well changed if Hillary Clinton becomes the next US president. 
 

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