National Perspective Vol. 014: 2011 in the News (program summary)

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This edition of National Perspective brings you 2011 in the news.

We review the events and people that shaped the news in the year in Uganda, from the February general elections to the new concept of protest in the name of walk-to-work.

For some it was a year of victory, as the NRM party gained the majority in the 9th parliament. It was also a year of turmoil for the opposition as they faced the wrath of the police, in their attempt to protest corruption in government and the unbearably high food prices.

Natural disasters like lightning made life miserable for some Ugandans, as flash floods and in some places landslides displaced some.

2011 was also the year that saw the most intense debates in parliament as the newly discovered resource—oil—and the process of exploring and exploiting it came into focus. Fingers pointed at senior government officials that ended up stepping aside from their positions on bribery allegations.

On the fight against corruption, the year 2012 also saw Kabakumba Masiko, who was then Minister for the Presidency resign her position on allegations of stealing a broadcast mast from the national broadcaster UBC.

We also bring you highlights on international events such as the Arab Spring that saw age-old dictators ousted out of power.

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