In February this year, for the umpteeth time, Life President Yoweri Museveni scored an overwhelming victory in presidential elections in Uganda. Now–with the aid of the country’s police–Museveni wants to destroy and himiliate the only candidate that came to close to making a decent showing, Kizza Besigye. Mainly because the former army colonel and ally of Museveni is fast taking on the mantle of “opposition leader.” The photograph above, taken at a protest Monday, shows Besigye wearing swim goggles to ward off tear gas. Besigye was arrested by police for “walking to work.” At the time Besigye was walking to work with other protesters to protest rising food and fuel prices.)


Further Reading

Lumumba lives

After his murder in 1961, Patrice Lumumba immediately became a martyr of African independence. What is Lumumba’s “political afterlives” nearly sixty years later?

Back to class

The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa’s youth. They need an education on class politics.