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The Roadmap to 2016

State Department | US Embassy Travel Alert For Citizens Residing In and Traveling to Uganda About The Upcoming Elections

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda to the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 18, and local elections scheduled between February 24 and March 10.   U.S. citizens are urg...


Daily Monitor | Friday Presidential Debate Still On, Organisers Insist

Organisers of the presidential debate scheduled for Friday this week say deliberations are still on since they have not received any official communication from candidates cancelling their participation. Speaking to journalist...



Human Rights Watch | Uganda: Intimidation of Media, Civic Groups – Free Expression, Association Crucial to Free, Fair Election

(Kampala) – Ugandan government and ruling party officials are intimidating and threatening journalists and activists in an effort to limit criticism of the government, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Ugand...



The Observer | Pressure Mounts On Amama Camp

Grumbling over money, defections, and state harassment have led to some within and without to wonder if things are falling apart for Go Forward candidate Amama Mbabazi, SULAIMAN KAKAIRE reports. Although Amama Mbabazi was toute...


The Weekly Observer | JPAM Launches New Task Force – 6 NRM MPs, Kassiano Wadri on Mbabazi team

Independent presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi yesterday named a new taskforce that includes five NRM MPs and a number of former ministers. Mbabazi named two teams: the national campaign team, which is the policy...



NBS TV News Feed | Amama Mbabazi Unveils His Manifesto – Part I

KAMPALA – It’s a policy document in which Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister until September 2014, empties his political tool box. Like a fisherman, he leaves nothing to chance, c...



The East African | Museveni-Akena deal makes a case for Besigye-Mbabazi alliance in the hunt for votes

The recent revelation by President Yoweri Museveni that a faction of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC), the country’s second-oldest political party, is on the verge of sealing an alliance with the National Resistance Movem...


Uganda Decides | How Social Media Is Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

This is not a terror alert. The President is on a desperate search. Gen Yoweri Museveni wants to meet a woman who was apparently photographed kissing his portrait.  For days now, one of the most trending photos on social media...



Human Rights Watch | Uganda – Ensure Free and Fair Elections | Unimpeded Media, Police Accountability Critical to Campaigns

For Immediate Release – The Ugandan government should ensure a level playing field, free from abuse for all voters and candidates during the 2016 presidential election campaigns, Human Rights Watch said today. Police brutali...


The Observer | How Mbabazi, Besigye race has divided Buganda

Summary – Ssuubi group and other opposition politicians stand to lose as NRM candidates look set to benefit.  Parliamentary contestants in Buganda could pay dearly for taking sides in the mini-contest between FDC preside...



Sunday Monitor | A Three Horse Race | Museveni, Besigye, Amama Pick Campaign Teams

Kampala- As the 2016 presidential campaigns kick off tomorrow, with the various candidates holding their first rallies in diverse parts of the country, the incumbent, President Museveni, has picked a team of people he expects t...



The Washington Post | In Uganda, Many Find It Difficult to Believe That Museveni Could Ever Be Defeated In an Election

The Washington Post — Ugandan politics is more interesting and unpredictable now than it has been for over a decade. As the country approaches the next general elections, scheduled for early next year, President Yoweri Mu...


State House | Museveni to Mbabazi and Besigye – They Have Nothing to Offer

Daily Monitor — No tight race. Mr Museveni said the next general election will not be a tight race because Mr Mbabazi and Dr Besigye do not have any message for the voters After what looked like “an issued-based” kick...



Uganda Decides | Besigye Gets Nominated, As Thousands Pledge Their Support.

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye says his campaign will be about liberating power from ‘dictatorship’ back to the people. Besigye told the press immediately after nomination...



Uganda Decides | Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi Kicks Off Presidential Campaign at Nakivubo Stadium

Uganda’s former Prime Minister and former NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi’s campaign for the Presidency of Uganda kicked off on November 3rd with a nomination of his bid at 11.05am at Nambole Stadium. Mbabazi’...


Uganda Decides | President Museveni duly Nominated to Contest for his 5th Term in Office.

The President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who is also seeking a fifth term in office was nominated November 3rd at about 10.21am.  The President who drove to Namboole stadium in a convoy of about 100 vehicles was accompa...



The Observer | How Mbabazi, Besigye meeting in London ended in stalemate

By Sadab Kitatta Kaaya — The surprise entry Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, into the opposition stuttering search for a joint presidential candidate, has renewed debate and hope that one of the two presidenti...


The Daily Monitor | NRM invites Mbabazi for delegates conference

KAMPALA- The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has said it will invite its former secretary general Amama Mbabazi to attend the party’s delegates’ conference between October 30 and November 2. Mr Mbabazi was technically re...



The Independent | Amama Mbabazi’s losing strategy By Andrew Mwenda

By Andrew Mwenda — How Uganda’s elite pundits are misunderstanding the election dynamics and why Mbabazi should worry — There is a widespread perception among a large section of the Ugandan elite class that forme...



Daily Monitor | Former VP – Prof Gilbert Bukenya Makes U-turn, Pledges Support for Museveni Come 2016

Former vice president, Prof Gilbert Bukenya has pledged to support President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 general elections. Bukenya who has been nursing presidential ambitions in the next elections said “there’s no other c...


The Observer | How Museveni took Besigye votes in 2011

Mapping Museveni’s spectacular climb over Besigye  With a 37 percent vote haul in 2006, Dr Kizza Besigye notched his most significant performance so far in a presidential election – defeating President Museveni, the eventu...






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