Showing posts tagged as "Museveni"

Showing posts tagged Museveni

11 Apr
VOA: Reform or Face Potential Conflict and Instability, Report Warns Museveni
An international crisis tracking and analysis organization says although most Ugandans are better off than they were a quarter-century ago, frequent demonstrations and violent crackdowns indicate many are now deeply dissatisfied with the continued rule of President Yoweri Museveni.
In a report released last week, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned there could be conflict and political instability if he fails to break with the ways of his predecessors and set a date for ending his long years in office.
The Uganda government has dismissed the report and says its warnings do not reflect political reality.
The criticisms by the Museveni government, said E. J. Hogendoorn, the ICG’s Horn of Africa project director, “are not surprising, but we believe it [the report] is based on extensive fieldwork in Uganda and accurately reflects the situation in the country.”
Hogendoorn said it is not too late for the Museveni government to carry out internal reform, but cautioned, “…the longer Museveni has been in power, the greater the discontent with his rule. Unless he starts to reform his government, demonstrations will continue, and pressure will rise, and if not dealt with politically, it will manifest itself in armed revolt.”
He said the developments Museveni initiated early in his rule had been encouraging but “unfortunately he and his close associates made decisions in the past decade that have increased authoritarianism in Uganda and have created the problems we are seeing.”
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Photo: US Mission Uganda/Flickr

VOA: Reform or Face Potential Conflict and Instability, Report Warns Museveni

An international crisis tracking and analysis organization says although most Ugandans are better off than they were a quarter-century ago, frequent demonstrations and violent crackdowns indicate many are now deeply dissatisfied with the continued rule of President Yoweri Museveni.

In a report released last week, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned there could be conflict and political instability if he fails to break with the ways of his predecessors and set a date for ending his long years in office.

The Uganda government has dismissed the report and says its warnings do not reflect political reality.

The criticisms by the Museveni government, said E. J. Hogendoorn, the ICG’s Horn of Africa project director, “are not surprising, but we believe it [the report] is based on extensive fieldwork in Uganda and accurately reflects the situation in the country.”

Hogendoorn said it is not too late for the Museveni government to carry out internal reform, but cautioned, “…the longer Museveni has been in power, the greater the discontent with his rule. Unless he starts to reform his government, demonstrations will continue, and pressure will rise, and if not dealt with politically, it will manifest itself in armed revolt.”

He said the developments Museveni initiated early in his rule had been encouraging but “unfortunately he and his close associates made decisions in the past decade that have increased authoritarianism in Uganda and have created the problems we are seeing.”

FULL ARTICLE (VOA)

Photo: US Mission Uganda/Flickr

6 Apr
AFP: Museveni rule fueling discontent: think-tank
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s growing reliance on a trusted inner circle and his suppression of opposition is fuelling widespread resentment and could lead to violent conflict, the ICG said Thursday.
The Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned that the recent discovery of oil and Museveni’s increasingly personalised — and coercive — style of rule after 26 years in power could see Uganda return to the violence witnessed under previous rulers such as Idi Amin.
"Unless he changes course, however, tension will grow. Considering Uganda’s violent past, conflict might then become more deadly," Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, said in statement.
FULL ARTICLE (AFP)
Photo: Martin H./Wikimedia Commons

AFP: Museveni rule fueling discontent: think-tank

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s growing reliance on a trusted inner circle and his suppression of opposition is fuelling widespread resentment and could lead to violent conflict, the ICG said Thursday.

The Brussels-based International Crisis Group warned that the recent discovery of oil and Museveni’s increasingly personalised — and coercive — style of rule after 26 years in power could see Uganda return to the violence witnessed under previous rulers such as Idi Amin.

"Unless he changes course, however, tension will grow. Considering Uganda’s violent past, conflict might then become more deadly," Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, said in statement.

FULL ARTICLE (AFP)

Photo: Martin H./Wikimedia Commons

13 Jan

Enough Said: 5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Laura Heaton


In an op-ed for African Arguments, International Crisis Group’s Ned Dalby spotlights the unique opportunity for ending the Lord’s Resistance Army, given the recent attention directed at the brutal 25-year insurgency by the African Union and the U.S. government. But he cautions that the opening will be missed if strong political commitment from regional leaders, especially Congo’s Kabila and Uganda’s Museveni, the U.N., the U.S., and the African Union wanes. As Dalby emphasizes, the “Reason For Optimism” is fragile indeed.

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Photo: VOA