Ugandas Elections 2021, New wine Old Problems

Event Podcast

Popular Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagualnyi is the first formidable challenge to the current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni since he took power in 1986. He represents both an ideological, generational, ethnic and regional challenge to Museveni’s long stranglehold on the Ugandan society. 

Picture courtesy of REUTERS  Abubaker Lubowa
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Ugandan presidential candidate and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, is processed by electoral officials before casting his ballot in the presidential elections in Kampala, Uganda (Picture courtesy of REUTERS Abubaker Lubowa)

On 28 October 2020, the Rift Valley Institute, in partnership with hbs hosted the third webinar in its elections series to discuss Uganda's election and women's participation in electoral processes in Uganda. 

The two-part podcast series below shares reflections from the panellists on how Bobi Wine's effect will last long past Uganda's 2021 election and unleash a new evolving era of the inevitable shift in Ugandan regional politics.


  • Irene Ovonji-Odida : Lawyer and women's rights activist. Former CEO of the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers and served in the East African Legislative Assembly.
  • Raymond Mujuni : Ugandan Investigative journalist, Editor and Host with the Nation Media Group.
  • Johncation Muhindo-Founder of Creations Forum Afrika a peacebuilding, good governance, human rights and advocacy focused organization working in southwestern Uganda Rwenzori sub-region.
  • Dr Daniel Ruhuweza-Lecturer in Law, Makerere University
  • Moderator: Irene Ikomu


The above podcasts were first published on The  Elephant for the hbs & the Rift Valley Election Series Forum.