This work looks at the political transformation and the changes which have taken place in Uganda since the country won independence in October 1962.
Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile
Publisher: New Africa Press
This work looks at the political transformation and the changes which have taken place in Uganda since the country won independence in October 1962. It is a work of history and political analysis; it is also a comparative study of the governments and regimes the country has had, starting with the democratic dispensation under Prime Minister - later President - Milton Obote that degenerated into authoritarian rule shortly after independence, followed by brutal dictatorship under Idi Amin and the short-lived regimes after his ouster; the return of Obote to the presidency after rigged elections in 1980, a period of conflict including civil war waged by his opponents, especially Yoweri Museveni; the usurpation of power by Museveni in 1986 whose ouster of the short-lived military regime of Tito Okello culminated in the establishment of a "people's government" - "the people are sovereign," Museveni proclaimed on assuming power - but which was essentially authoritarian and quasi-military in nature under his unique political system of no-party democracy; its gradual evolution into a limited form of democracy, including participation of opposition parties in elections years later, although the political landscape continued to be dominated by Museveni's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) which dictated terms of electoral contests instead of having an independent electoral commission comprising representatives of all political parties and other groups. Among all the East African countries which originally constituted the East African Community (EAC) - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania - Uganda has had the most turbulent history since independence. The three countries virtually constituted a single community during British colonial rule and after independence when they were linked by economic ties. They had a common market, a common currency, and common services including posts and telecommunications, the East African Airways (EAA), and the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation (EAR&HC) under the auspices of the East African Common Services Organisation (EACSO) based in Kenya's capital Nairobi which became the de-facto capital for the entire region. The EACSO was later transformed into the East African Community (EAC). Arusha, in northern Tanzania, became the capital of the East African Community. Its goals include formation of an East African federation under one government. Uganda emerged from years of civil war, brutal dictatorships including Amin's bloody reign of terror to become one of the most stable and most prosperous countries in the history of post-colonial Africa. Its transformation into a true democracy will be another important milestone not only for the country but for the entire East African region and the whole continent. The book is intended for members of the general public and the academic community. It can be used for regional and development studies and for African studies in general.
This book comprises a collection of newspaper articles and commentaries by politicians, journalists and his family, relating to the man Ugandans love to hate. It includes contributions from Obote's long time nemesis, President Museveni.
Author: Omongole R. Anguria
Publisher: Fountain Pub Limited
Category: Literary Criticism
For some people, Obote is a Ugandan hero: the founder of the nation, a nationalist, pan- Africanist and socialist. To others, he was a tribalist, a regionalist and megalomaniac who ruled by the army and terrorised his opponents. To the Baganda, he was the man who destroyed their land and humiliated their people, who imposed one-party dictatorship, and nurtured Idi Amin. To others, he was a victim of the colonial system, a man who achieved much, but who also made avoidable mistakes with major implications for his country - 'a great statesman who made great mistakes', according to Uganda's leading public intellectual, Ali Mazrui. By all standards, Obote is a controversial and enigmatic figure, worthy of serious examination. This book comprises a collection of newspaper articles and commentaries by politicians, journalists and his family, relating to the man Ugandans love to hate. It includes contributions from Obote's long time nemesis, President Museveni. Some fifty articles aim to portray the many conflicting and complementary readings of Obote, and draw conclusions as to his genuine nature and political record.
Both Kayiira and Museveni are committed to overthrowing Obote , whom they
accuse of rigging the December 1980 election that restored him to the presidency
; it was Obote whom Amin ousted in 1970. Museveni lost his deposit when he
During the Obote II period, between 1979 and 1985, northerners once again
dominated the armed forces. Various political actors who already opposed Amin,
including Yoweri Museveni, did not accept Obote's recapture of power. With his ...
Author: Philipp Schulz
Category: Male rape victims
A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Although wartime sexual violence against men occurs more frequently than is commonly assumed, its dynamics are remarkably underexplored, and male survivors' experiences remain particularly overlooked. This reality is poignant in northern Uganda, where sexual violence against men during the early stages of the conflict was geographically widespread, yet now accounts of those incidents are not just silenced and neglected locally but also widely absent from analyses of the war. Based on rare empirical data, this book seeks to remedy this marginalization and to illuminate the seldom-heard voices of male sexual violence survivors in northern Uganda, bringing to light their experiences of gendered harms, agency, and justice.
Author: United States Department of State. Bureau of African AffairsPublish On: 1982
Following the abortive attack on the barBoth Kayiira and Museveni are
commitracks , the Army swooped into these two ted to overthrowing Obote ,
whom they acareas . Almost all of the hundreds of villagcuse of rigging the
December 1980 ...
Author: United States Department of State. Bureau of African Affairs
We have re and Apollo Milton Obote , stored some of the services , MUSEVENI : If
a public enduring whose reigns apsome of the infrastructure.terprise comes to us
, we enproximately 1 million peo There are a few problems , due courage them ...
One of the speakers , diehard they sought refuge in Buganda , where i do not
need a job from Obote , " federalist Mr . Nsubuga Nsambu , they have been
assimilated . “ Let me declared Ssemogerere . He recalled accused Museveni of
being a ...
Obote and Museveni share the same attitude to bush rebels when it comes to
negotiations . As far as Obote was concerned , Museveni was a thug - someone
he was simply not prepared to do business with . And while some of governments
In Tandon ' s view , Obote and Museveni were probably ' the two most important
historical characters of contemporary Uganda ' . In this interesting article , he
examines some aspects of continuity between the two political leaders and
Author: Robert Lewis Collison
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
In recent years Uganda has almost become a byword for political instability, economic mismanagement and poverty, and the complete breakdown of law and order. A country once described as 'the pearl of Africa' has certainly lost any claim to the status. The country is now in the process of making a slow effort towards recovery and a return to more normal conditions. This new and completely revised edition of Uganda presents over 700 annotated items, including books and scholarly articles.
No one took Uganda's guerrilla leader Yoweri Museveni seriously when he
declared a guerrilla war against the government of Milton Obote, in protest
against widely rigged elections which returned Obote to power in 1980. Museveni was ...
This work is a study of Uganda as a nation during the post-colonial era.
Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile
Publisher: New Africa Press
This work is a study of Uganda as a nation during the post-colonial era. The author looks at the problems the country faced during its first years of independence including the constitutional crisis following the abolition of the kingdoms; the demand by the Buganda kingdom for federal status and its refusal to accept a unitary state; the ouster of Kabaka Mutesa II from the presidency and his subsequent exile to Britain; the paradoxical nature of the demand by Buganda kingdom for federal status under a unitary state and of having a hereditary ruler, Mutesa, the king of Buganda, serving as president of a country that was not under a monarchy. He also looks at the difficulties in achieving national unity in a country divided by ethno-regional loyalties including kingdoms and other traditional centres of power; the division between Buganda and the rest of the country; the division between the north inhabited by Nilotic ethnic groups and the south that is predominantly Bantu; the role of the military and security forces, dominated by northerners, especially the Langi and the Acholi, in tilting the balance of power in favour of northern leaders; the 1971 military coup in which President Milton Obote was overthrown and which led to the rise of Idi Amin to power; the reign of terror under Amin; the 1980 general elections which led to the return of Obote to the presidency plunging the country into civil war which came to be known as The Bush War; and the rise of Yoweri Museveni to power and his status as the longest-serving president in the country's post-colonial history. The book is intended for members of the general public who want to learn more about the sociopolitical and economic developments as well as other major events which have taken place in Uganda in the post-colonial era. It is also intended for members of the academic community and can be used as a textbook on Uganda and in African studies in general.
The book challenges accusations of tyranny and argues that Obote's political achievements have been underestimated.
Author: Kenneth Ingham
Category: Political Science
Uganda developed as a British protectorate in a manner which made it virtually impossible for any indigenous politician to emerge as the unchallenged leader of his country. Obote: A Political Biography describes the efforts of one man to find a pragmatic solution to that problem, and in doing so to create a united, democratic Uganda. Kenneth Ingham makes the first attempt to trace the political career of Obote through the ups and downs of his two presidencies and his time in exile during the military dictatorship of Idi Amin. The book challenges accusations of tyranny and argues that Obote's political achievements have been underestimated. It addresses the key issue of why a country so well endowed with human and material resources should have suffered so grievously from shortages and internal strife. Obote's contribution emerges as unique and at the same time representative of the problems facing the leaders of Africa's emergent nations.
Museveni ' s Political Ideology And Mission State - In reaction to this tribally
based army politics , Museveni ment For Running The Country . formed Fronasa . Museveni had himself served in Obote ' s General Service Unit , which was a spy
With Obote , the relationship is more complex : Obote is both mentor and nemesis
, and the two men stand in roughly an " Oedipal ” relationship . Even as Museveni
has tried to mark distance from Obote , aspects of his politics closely resemble ...
... FIRST LADIES As Uganda ' s political scene becomes ever more intriguing ,
two new contenders have thrown their hats into the ring in the form of the current
First Lady ( Mrs Janet Museveni ) and the former First Lady ( Mrs Miria Obote ) .
Indeed , the army has since then remained the primary institution that Presidents
from Obote to Museveni use to consolidate and retain their political power . In the
next sections of this paper , we examine how the debate has evolved since ...
The amendment allowing Museveni to stand seems sure to pass . Former
President Obote ' s promised return gives life to Museveni ' s re - election
campaign Democratic passions have been revived by ex - President Apollo
Milton Obote , who ...