August 11, 2014
Analysts query selection process, competence of appointees
After a prolonged and arduous process, the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act became law in April 2013 while the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act was enacted in July of the same year. More than a...
August 6, 2014
Struggling to survive in Uganda, Kenyans who fled the 2007-08 post-election violence are angry at their government’s failure to return them home.
August 1, 2014
Former Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya has said he doesn’t need support from opposition party leaders to win the 2016 elections.
July 30, 2014
It’s not official yet, but after representing Kinkiizi West in Parliament for 18 years, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is “not likely” to seek re-election in 2016, a reliable family source told The Observer on Monday.
July 27, 2014
Some Democratic Party leaders have not warmed up to the mainstream opposition’s push for a joint candidate come 2016.
June 13, 2014
Wednesday’s election of Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa as the 69th president of the United Nations General Assembly has drawn a flurry of reactions from Ugandans and the international community.
June 10, 2014
Some district councillors in Kanungu have disowned a resolution allegedly presented by Chairperson Josephine Kasya, in support of President Museveni’s sole candidacy for the 2016 elections.
June 9, 2014
Museveni’s rant after the rout, opposition’s mistaken bravado
On May 16, The Independent magazine run a story “Has Museveni Lost Luwero?” (See...
Can the opposition build enough muscle to change its poll-predicted fate in 2016?
It is only 18 months to 2016 when Uganda goes to the next polls. Yet while President Yoweri Museveni, hit the campaign for these polls as early as 2012, not much has been going on for the opposition.
Apart from the `Free and Fair Elections Now’ campaign, which was...
June 8, 2014
Appearing on BBC on May 28, Col Kizza Besigye, a three-time challenger to President Museveni’s 28 year hold on power, spoke about his pro-democracy efforts and his plans for the 2016 general elections. On May 30, The Observer ran part of Besigye’s interview.