Updated: 1/27/2006; 10:38:40 PM.

Digital Development
Communications and info tech in developing countries, especially wireless broadband and high-value applications

daily link  Monday, January 09, 2006

Uganda in trouble:  Uganda's government has been a model of moderation and economic liberalization for over 10 years.  But now the long-standing Museveni government is cracking down on opponents.  This reports on a demonstration for an opponent just released from jail, which was attacked with teargas and batons by police.  "From 1986 to 1996, one of them told me, crowds of this size would meet Museveni wherever he went and whomever he was with.  A decade later, a growing number of Ugandans wonder why their president doesn't seem ready to emulate his colleagues in East Africa and leave power peacefully, as Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has done. No amount of tear gas or water can erase the doubts about Museveni, but using them often seems to increase public anger. .. 

Britain's [decided] last month to cut $26.5 million in aid to Uganda due to concerns over Besigye's arrest .."

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