UGANDA Politics Issue dated 21/01/2021

Museveni's ousted vice president battles for ambassador job in Beijing

Ugandan Vice President Edward Ssekandi (right) with Wang Yang, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in 2018.
Ugandan Vice President Edward Ssekandi (right) with Wang Yang, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in 2018. © Pang Xinglei/Xinhua News Agency/Newscom/MaxPPP
The vice president Edward Ssekandi is currently the favourite to represent Museveni in Beijing. A Sinophile, he is one of the many big guns of the National Resistance Movement who lost their seats in parliament and are now eyeing a diplomatic career. [...] (399 words)
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