Towards a fifth term

Article published in Göteborgsposten
17 February 2016
By Richard Kavuma
Photos: Samson Baranga / Benon Herbert Oluka

Uganda. Tomorrow Uganda holds elections, and most signs indicate that the sitting head of state, Yoweri Museveni, is heading for a fifth term. However, organisations concerned with human rights issues warn that the calm in the country is false.

In previous elections, both courts and the opposition has claimed that the elections were neither free nor fair, but in favour of the ruling party. This time opposition groups have been talking about forming citizen armies to protect those voting, something that can be interpreted as a call to confrontation.