Uganda’s next general elections (presidential, parliamentary, and local elections) is slated for February 2021 but several doubts have now been raised about its feasibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this think-piece, we reflect on several salient questions: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the Electoral Commission (EC) roadmap and the much-needed electoral reforms?
I was recently offered the opportunity to contribute an article for the Thought Leadership Series on COVID-19 by the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) based at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, the Africa Portal, a project of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Museven’s Battle Against the Coronavirus A Covidiot’s Reflection on the Future of Uganda’s Electoral Democracy
Museven’s Battle Against the Coronavirus. A Covidiot’s Reflection on the Future of Uganda’s Electoral Democracy. On April 8, 2020, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni addressed the country on the COVID19 pandemic, a disease caused by the Coronavirus. This was his 8th address since the country declared heightened surveillance by commencing mandatory passenger...
The Regionalism-Nationalism Tension and COVID-19 Pandemic Politics. One of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic the world over and in Africa is regional integration. When COVID-19 started in China, it seemed quite distant. It then spread in China, a known superpower with extensive footprints across the world.
Could Covid-19 be General Museveni’s Waterloo? Like most politicians of the authoritarian breed, President Yoweri Museveni has seized the opportunity that the raging pandemic has created. He has converted the government response into a campaign platform.