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Food distribution and corona-politics in Uganda: the view from Kampala

Macdonald, Anna and Owor, Arthur (2020) Food distribution and corona-politics in Uganda: the view from Kampala. Africa at LSE (15 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections planned for 2021, urban food relief distribution in Uganda has become politicised as people struggle under COVID-19 lockdown measures. As narratives of ‘liberation’ resurface amid the government’s health response, the securitisation of corona-politics is further stifling opposition parties across the country. Food distribution efforts present a snapshot of how the government is using the COVID-19 response to generate electoral support and control political debate.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 13:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:36

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