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The subtleties of authoritarianism in Museveni’s Uganda by Sam Wilkins and Richard Vokes

Wilkins and Vokes argue that while the NRM certainly makes use of crude abuses of state power, this occurs within the context of a sophisticated electoral technique which is equally important to understand.
Tom Goodfellow Urban transport

What do informal transport associations tell us about political trajectories in Africa? by Tom Goodfellow

Tom Goodfellow explores what informal transport associations tell us about political trajectories in Africa, and Uganda in particular.

Uganda’s economy: 31 years of moving in circles by Ramathan Ggoobi

Ramathan Ggoobi argues that has the NRM failed to deliver on its 1986 promise of an "independent, integrated and self-sustaining national economy".

Co-option and cabinets in Uganda by Michael Mutyaba

Michael Mutyaba looks at the tactic of opposition co-option in Uganda; a strategy that has been continuously used by the NRM since it came to power in 1986

Museveni’s misdirection: Reading between the lines in Uganda

Jamie Hitchen attempts to read between the lines in an effort to understand some of President Museveni's recent actions in Uganda.

Museveni’s wrong obsessions by Ramathan Ggoobi

Ramathan Ggoobi seeks to explain why Uganda’s economic progress is being limited by the ‘wrong obsessions’ of President Museveni.

RFI, 22 June 2016

Our Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen was interviewed by RFI on Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's new cabinet appointements.

The Observer, 16-17 May 2016

Our Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen's blog "Politics in Uganda: the historicals’ domain" was republished in one of the leading Ugandan newspapers, "The Observer ".

Politics in Uganda: the historicals’ domain

Jamie Hitchen reflects on recent political developments in Uganda and looks ahead to what they can tell us about the next five years.

Staging an election in Uganda: Kiggundu’s third act 

Jamie Hitchen looks at the role of Uganda's Electoral Commission in the recent polls and asks whether they are still viewed as credible by the majority of Ugandans.