How Do Presidents Become Dictators?
Some of the world's longest-ruling dictators started as elected officials. So what actions laid the framework for their authoritarian order?
VI. The Movement System and Political Freedoms in Uganda (hrw.org)
"The government of President Museveni has taken important steps towards establishing a human rights culture in Uganda, and marked a clear break with the abusive dictatorships which preceded it. "
Ugandan MPs drown in debt (aljazeera.com)
"Nakato Kyabangi Katusiime, 42, had been used to the comfortable life that Ugandan MPs enjoy, but for the next six months, she will - unless she pays up - be confined to civil prison, deprived of the freedom she has always taken for granted."
The world's enduring dictators: Paul Biya, Cameroon (cbsnews.com)
"In 1982, Biya was the appointed successor to Ahmadou Ahidjo, who had ruled Cameroon for 22 years prior. "
New documents claim to prove Mugabe ordered Gukurahundi killings (theguardian.com)
"From January 1983, a campaign of terror was waged against the Ndebele people in Matabeleland in western Zimbabwe."