The six killer diseases of (Opposition) coalitions - Part II

Norbert Mao

What you need to know:

  • In this sequel, I will delve into concrete cases. To ground our case studies properly, we start with the alliance that the Kingdom of Buganda made with the British imperial forces. By allying with Frederick Lugard, the rulers of Buganda expected to contain and push back Bunyoro-Kitara’s sub-imperialism. The maxim guns of Lugard were turned on Omukama Kabalega’s forces and the threats from Bunyoro were stemmed. 

Last week, I outlined the major ailments that afflict attempts to build coalitions in Uganda. I called them the six killer diseases responsible for the high infant mortality rate of Opposition coalitions.


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