Independents rising to power, rotational if innovative presidencies, veterans stamping their will…the continent is never a dull place.
In a page out of Museveni's book, police grill presidential challenger to Congo veteran Sassou Nguesso
The leaders of Uganda and Congo, in power for a combined 72 years, resort to time-honoured tactics while interacting with challengers to their rule.
Museveni has hailed his victory, and dismissed Besigye's complaints and concerns of observer groups who have criticised the election as unfair
UPDATE: Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of chaotic election, as detained rival Besigye rejects result
“Ugandan authorities created an atmosphere of intimidation in the run up to and during Thursday’s vote”
UPDATED: US tells citizens to stay indoors, as Museveni challenger Besigye arrested after troubled Uganda polls
The arrest - the third for the opposition politician in a weeks - seem to be part of a bid to stop the opposition from releasing their results tally
UPDATED: Long-term ruler Museveni in early lead, as voting enters second day in chaotic Uganda election
Because it was the opposition stronghold affected, some see sabotage rather than incompetence in the election day chaos
A social media blackout is thwarted by proxy networks, and some make a new discovery - that lunch and teargas travel faster than ballot boxes
UPDATED: Vote count begins after opposition leader detained on day of chaotic Uganda vote, and social media blocked
The long delays occurred especially in the capital Kampala, where the opposition usually gains many votes
“Incumbency is a big problem [in Africa]. It’s really hard to take them down because they use state machinery to their advantage"
Seven candidates are challenging incumbent Museveni, 71, hoping to end his three-decade rule
Besigye was later released and driven to his home in a police car. He described his arrest as "intimidation"
Museveni, 71, who’s ruled the country for 30 years, faces challenges from seven candidates in his bid for a seventh term in office
Advances in governance in Africa have stalled since 2008 after nine years of progress, with the 1990s euphoria for democracy said to be stalling.
Many Ugandans on Twitter would have wanted to share their photos too. Except they hadn't been born yet, and maybe their parents hadn't even met
How new leaders start off and forthcoming elections are settled in the first quarter, could set the tone for the rest of the year.
Museveni urges voters to re-elect the 'old man', likens Uganda to banana farm he planted and is now bearing fruits
Thought to be at least 71, he changed the law in 2005 abolishing a two-term limit. In the past, he criticised leaders who "overstayed" in power
Outlook on African elections 2016: Where there may be surprises, and where the good old ways will remain
At least 17 countries have set presidential polls this year, most are likely to proceed fairly smoothly. You can (partly) thank Buhari for that
Veteran leader says not power-hungry, insists will go and look after his cattle if toppled in February elections.
The bank also removed limits on interest rates commercial lenders can charge--meaning borrowers in the country could soon be sweating heavily.