South Sudan Watch Update 46

Juba sends envoys to persuade Gen Malong Two elders from South Sudan were sent to Nairobi to meet with former Army Chief of Staff Paul Malong to convince him not to rebel against the government. Joshua Dau and Francis Madig Deng met with Malong in Nairobi. Malong denies the allegations of wanting to rebel. The… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 11

Opposition launches new protest Opposition leader in Uganda Dr. Kizza Besigye launched a new campaign called “Tubalemese,” which means “let’s fail them”. The campaign aims at putting pressure on the members of parliament who voted for the constitutional amendment against their people’s wishes. He wants to isolate legislators that voted for the amendment and called… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 96

Burundi is breaking the law The spokesperson of the National Independent Electoral Commission (known by its French acronym, CENI) Prosper Ntahorwamiye declared that the government of Burundi is taking advantage of the campaign meant to explain the new draft of the constitution to instead encourage them to vote for it. According to Ntahorwamiye, the CENI… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 45

Gen. Malong ready to attack says Kiir South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has accused the former army chief of staff Gen. Paul Malong of planning an attack the government positions.  President Kiir made the accusation while meeting Dinka Elders this week. Kiir alleges that he received audio recordings of Gen Malong ordering the army to… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 10

Age limit bill signed into law President Yoweri Museveni signed the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2017 into law on 27 December 2017 following a parliament vote with 317 for and 97 against. The Constitution Amendment Act 2017 removes the minimum and maximum age limits for presidential candidates. It also restores limiting presidential two terms and extends… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 95

Burundi weighs on dialogue report The Secretary-General and Spokesman of the Government Philippe Nzobonariba published a report on the just concluded Inter-Burundian dialogue in which the Burundi government recognized the mediator Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the facilitator Benjamin Mkapa and all the participants and their views. In the report the government of Burundi asserts… View Article