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Whither Uganda? Election 2011 by Ann Garrison

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On February 6th, the day of my KPFA News report below, the Uganda Monitor reported that US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson, were in Uganda to speak to the three opposition presidential candidates, Kizza Besigye of Inter-Party Cooperation, Olara Otunnu of the Uganda Peoples Congress, and Norbert Mao of the Democratic Party, and that the meeting "formed the basis of their engagement with President Museveni."
Uganda's Daily Monitor also reported that "Uganda is a key strategic partner to the US in its role in maintaining regional stability." Uganda's presidential election, on February 18th, 2010, has import well beyond Uganda's borders, for the surrounding region, including Congo, for the U.S., for peace, and for LGBT rights.

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