Election 2011

Ian Clarke Busulwa Wins LC3 Seat in Makindye, Beating Kalungi

Friday, March 4, 2011
Ian Clarke Busulwa Wins LC3 Seat in Makindye, Beating Kalungi

Dr. Ian Clarke won the LC3 seat in Makindye, after campaigning on a development agenda, particularly sanitation, and beat the DP's incumbent Moses Kalungi. The 59-year-old doctor and Ugandan-Irish citizen is the first European to become a local official in Uganda. »

Uganda Heats UP

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Uganda Heats UP

Today, Dr. Kizza Besigye, Norbert Mao, and Olara Otunnu called for a popular uprising against the NRM government at a midday press conference. Violence broke out this week in the mayoral elections, which had to be postponed, and in local council elections throughout the country. »

Uganda Government Censors UBC Broadcasts Of Middle East Protests

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Uganda Government Censors UBC Broadcasts Of Middle East Protests

As rumors of opposition-led demonstrations spread, the government instructed UBC not to broadcast Middle Eastern and North African protests, according to editors and program managers. Police and military presence in Kampala and around the country is also at an all-time high. »

Uganda Largely Peaceful After General Elections

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Uganda Largely Peaceful After General Elections

Despite expectations of violence and rioting by voters and election monitors, there were not many violent incidents at the polls. »

E.C. Says Museveni Scores 70 Percent of Votes Counted So Far

Saturday, February 19, 2011
E.C. Says Museveni Scores 70 Percent of Votes Counted So Far

Electoral Commission says President Museveni has scooped about 70 percent of the votes counted so far. »

Uganda Will Hold Elections Friday

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Uganda Will Hold Elections Friday

Ugandans will begin voting this Friday. »

Elections 2011: The Diaspora Gets Involved

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Elections 2011: The Diaspora Gets Involved

Even though the diaspora lacks the absentee ballot, political activists like U.K.-based Godfrey Sekisonge find many ways to get involved with the elections back home. "East to West, home is best," Sekisonge said. "Our destination is Uganda." »

Countdown To Elections

Monday, February 7, 2011
Countdown To Elections

Political reporter David Tash Lumu reports to the diaspora from Kampala. »

Why Can’t The Diaspora Vote?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Why Can’t The Diaspora Vote?

Despite the powerful impact that the diaspora has on Uganda's development, Ugandans abroad cannot participate in the elections. Neighboring countries like Rwanda and Sudan allow expatriates to vote, but Ugandans cannot vote at their missions around the world. »

Uganda Travel Warning

Monday, January 24, 2011
Uganda Travel Warning

Ugandans in the diaspora should be careful when visiting home next month. »