· November, 2005

Stories about Uganda from November, 2005

Uganda: Judicial Issues

29 November 2005

Black Star Journal has two connected posts on Uganda “Ugandan lawyers strike for judicial independence” and “Amnesty deal for Besigye?” – it seems Museveni may be having second thoughts on his arrest.

Uganda: Museveni dictator?

28 November 2005

East African Peripetatic notes that there is no difference between a Ugandan soldier and a Ugandan policeman….”To a lot of people hearing that there is every signs to believe that the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni is a dictator has been a taboo.But now here everything is under soldiers. Now,...

Uganda: LRA in Eastern Congo

21 November 2005

Uganda-Can reports that Lords Resistance Army (LRA) leader, Vicent Otti remains in the eastern Congo along with 400 fighters…..”Ugandan President Museveni has actively requested that Ugandan troops be allowed to cross the border to engage the LRA fighters, though the international community, with fresh memories of Ugandan troops looting during...

Uganda: arrest of Besigye

16 November 2005

Bazungu Bucks reports on the recent arrest and detention of Uganda opposition leader, Kizza Besigye. “Museveni is desperate and drunk with power. He is ready to kill or get killed in order to remain in power. He is also closing the Monitor newspaper again! People used to think that people...

Uganda: arrest of Besigye

15 November 2005

Black Star Journal has a report on the arrest of Ugandan opposition leader, Kizza Besigye by President Yoweri Museveni. “After 19 years of banning all political parties, Museveni's regime finally legalized multipartism. He even invited main opposition leader Kizza Besigye to return to the country. In addition to being the...

Sudan: Lords Resistance Army

  9 November 2005

Uganda-Can reports that Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will in future be challenged by southern Sudanese forces. Salva Kiir, Sudan's new Vice President has put dealing with the LRA as one of the top three priorites for rebuilding southern Sudan.

Horn of Africa: HR petition

  8 November 2005

Inside Somaliland reports on a petition against the worsening human rights violations in Ethiopia. The petition is being organised by a Horn of Africa coalition consisting of “Human Rights Defenders from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, united in the East and Horn of Africa...

Uganda Democracy

  7 November 2005

Tanzanian/Ugandan blog East African_Peripetatic reports that Ugandan democracy is still ” a big dream“

Uganda: Kiva

2 November 2005

Timbuktu Chronicles reports on a microcredit scheme run by an organisation called Kiva. The scheme empowers individuals to make charitable, microfinance loans to rural entrepeneurs. Currently the scheme is only in Uganda