National Resistance Movement

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 11th, 2012
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Jamie Hitchen October 9 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Ugandan independence from British colonial rule. Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM), in power since 1986, celebrated the day’s events at the official event in the district of Kololo in the capital Kampala. Sixteen Head...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2012
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The momentous occasion of the ICC’s first verdict against the Congolese militia leader, Thomas Lubanga, has attracted considerable amounts of discussion – and a fair amount of self-congratulation – within the international justice community. And why not? After all, it symbolises the coming of age of ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2012
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The challenge of gender parity in South Sudan is less in the provisions of the constitution but more in implementation of the rights provided for at the state and local levels. It has been close to sixteen months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent. The process of state and nation-bu...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 8th, 2012
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A bill that would make the death sentence mandatory for gays who are ‘repeat offenders’ was reintroduced in Uganda’s parliament today. The controversial move likely to draw fresh condemnation from Western aid donors. A private member’s bill was originally proposed in 2009 by D...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2012
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One of the peculiarities of African governments with long-serving leaders is that whereas they are led by aging men and women, their public institutions are pubescent. Like minors everywhere, these institutions tend to be easy to abuse and harder to control as the spell of paternalism wears off. Unsu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 19th, 2012
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The unions have been turned into a de facto branch of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Bribery, pursuit of personal interest, co-option, intimidation and manipulation have made the unions less effective in fighting for workers. If there’s any constituency that is less prioritised ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 19th, 2011
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Kampala — At least 104 people were arrested for participating in the walk-to-work campaign yesterday.The suspects were arrest mainly from Kampala, Wakiso, Jinja and Luweero districts on offences of inciting violence, blocking traffic flow, holding illegal assemblies and disobeying lawful orders. Most...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 9th, 2011
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Police in the Ugandan capital fired teargas and shot bullets over the heads of hundreds of people protesting on Wednesday against President Yoweri Museveni’s huge election win last month, Reuters witnesses said. Museveni, in power for 25 years, won 68 percent of the February 18 vote, with close...
By benim
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Feb 20th, 2011
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Uganda’s leader, Yoweri Museveni, has won more than two-thirds of the votes in a presidential election rejected by the opposition as fraudulent. With nearly all the ballots counted, Museveni had 68% of the vote, according the country’s electoral commission. His nearest challenger, Kizza B...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 11th, 2011
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Yoweri Museveni is allegedly grooming his son to follow him, but first he needs to defeat challengers in Uganda’s presidential elections this month. It is not a good omen for a rising politician of Uganda’s National Resistance Movement to be persistently touted as possible successor to Pr...