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Besigye’s Last Shot: The Final Installment

By ugandansabroad

In the final installment of "Besigye's Last Shot," journalist Igor Kossov looks at the top political players in Uganda-- and what 2011 could have in store for them. »

Latest Campaign News: Uganda 2011 Elections

By ugandansabroad

President Museveni puts sh1.2 million on former West Nile soldiers' bank accounts, and builds houses for Acholi chiefs. Besigye promises to fight corruption and create jobs for the youth. Betti Kamya campaigns for Federo in Buganda, Acholi, and West Nile. Gunmen attack Mao's team in Moroto. And more. »

Besigye’s Last Shot

By ugandansabroad

Earlier this year, Ugandans Abroad ran "Besigye's Last Shot," an eloquent three-part feature story by reporter Igor Kossov. In light of the upcoming elections in February, we've updated the story and are republishing the three installments. »

Who Will Lead The IPC’s Campaign?

By ugandansabroad

We know the diaspora is closely following the elections back home. Ugandans Abroad reporting team is on the ground for you, getting the latest information. Our team gives us another dispatch here, on who will lead the IPC's campaign to win the elections next February. »

Opposition Chooses Besigye; Otunnu Leaves Inter-Party Cooperation

By ugandansabroad

The Inter-Party Cooperation announced today that Dr. Kizza Besigye had been chosen to take on President Museveni next year. Meanwhile, UPC pulled out of the Inter-Party Cooperation over a dispute over the Electoral Commission, and Olara Otunnu will also challenge President Museveni. »

The Kiboko Squad: Back in Time for Elections?

By ugandansabroad

Human rights activist say militia group, the Kiboko Squad, has returned for the elections, beating Besigye on June 9th. But whether the group is a local vigilante group or an extension of the Ugandan police is up for debate. »

“I won’t quit,” says Election Chairman Badru Kiggundu

By Lakshmi

The embattled chairman of Uganda's election commission was defiant on Tuesday as calls for his resignation grew. Political opposition leaders say they will block next year's elections unless a complete overhaul of the commission takes place. »

Former Katikkiros Join Opposition; Kiboko Squad and Police Beat Besigye

By Lakshmi

Besigye was beaten by the Kiboko Squad and police at a demonstration at the Clock Tower Playground today, according to press reports. It was a day after two former Buganda premiers joined the opposition coalition IPC, citing corruption and poverty in Uganda as key factors that led to their decision. »

Otunnu Defies CID

By rharshbarger

Both Olara Otunnua and Kizza Besigye face charges from CID over recent comments. Otunnu, for instance, recently publicly accused the Ugandan government of supporting the Lord's Resistance Army. »

Besigye Wins FDC Presidency, But Faces Sedition Charges

By rharshbarger

Besigye scored the FDC presidency in a landslide election at Namboole, but faces serious charges from the police for sedition and incitement. »