Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Democracy may be coming to Uganda

There may be a new 'Spring' on the African continent.

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, who amended the national Constitution so he could run for a third term, may not secure the majority he needs.

Yoweri Museveni has ruled the country for 20 years, and this is the first multi-party election in 26 years.

His campaign has employed thuggish tactics worthy of the most repressive Middle Eastern or Soviet autocrat.

If he does manage to gain the presidency through fraud and intimidation, perhaps an African version of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution I think this would be a positive development for a continent that has spent to much time under the jackboot of poverty, Socialism, and war.