Ups and downs

After apparently reasonably fair elections, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is about to take charge of battered Liberia as the first second female African head of state. This is a very hopeful turn of events for this war-torn, exploited country.

On the other side of the continent, Uganda’s strongman Yoweri Museveni had his main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye arrested for treason, sparking riots in Kampala. The arrest comes as the country is gearing up for a general election. Museveni also had the Ugandan constitution amended, in order to be able to run again in the election. And this is playing out as a regular genocide is in progress in Northern Uganda …

One Response to “Ups and downs”

  1. agbessi24 Says:

    In fact as a big soccer fan i was going for George Weah knowing he very patriotic and did in the past help his country’s soccer team with his own money travel to soccer events in Africa and the world. I was hoping that he would be more of the conscience of the new generation of young Africans conscientious of the need for Africa to develop and take their matters into their own hands. Anyway I’m not disappointed that the Havard rather well educated Sirleaf Ellen won the election in Liberia. all we want is for her to turn her country toward democracy and econnomic growth.
    As for Yoweri Museveni, I have a friend from Uganda who told me he wasn’t that bad as a dictator, but as for what I see now he is of course one of those bad dictators who a leading the whole Africa the wrong way.
    Arresting the leader of opposition and amending the constitutuion is more Eyadema-like!