Challenges and Change in Uganda


- Introduction by Howard Wolpe and J. Stephen Morrison
- A Legacy in Danger, Amb. Johnnie Carson
- An African "Success" Past its Prime, Joel Barkan
- A Changing Uganda: A Government Perspective, Ruhakana Rugunda

The Africa Program is pleased to release a new report, Challenges and Change in Uganda. This report is based on a joint Wilson Center-CSIS conference held on June 2nd, 2005, entitled "Uganda: An African ‘Success' Past its Prime," which featured contributions by Ambassador Johnnie Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda and Senior Vice President of the National Defense University; Joel Barkan, Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, and Ruhakana Rugunda, Ugandan Minister for Internal Affairs. This compilation includes each of the presentations given that day, updated to take account of more recent developments.

The June 2nd event generated a rich and passionate discussion of recent social, economic and political trends in Uganda. Subjects encompassed in the dialogue included, among others, the appearance of increasing high-level corruption within the Ugandan regime, the possibility of another re-election bid by President Museveni, and the seemingly intractable conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda.

This publication is made possible in part by a grant from Foundation Open Society Institute.

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