Uganda enjoys the reputation of a fairly stable nation amidst the chaos of the Great Lakes Region. President Museveni has been hailed as leader among a “new breed” of African leaders who will transform the continent to shed its image of poverty, disease and war. Between 1986 and 1994 Uganda’s human rights record and economic recovery were remarkable. From 1994, government started a web of constitutional provisions, laws and regulations that entrenched one-man rule. In 2004, government proposes to amend the Constitution to enable Museveni to rule for life, which will add him to a long list of African sit-tight dictators.
Change in Uganda: Museveni’s Machinations
Issue Date April 2004
Page Numbers 140-44