The political scene in Uganda right now is very tense. I have never felt it like this before. The opposition candidate from the recent election, Kizza Besigye, came to Kabale last week and it was very tense. The military was there and things were unlike I have ever seen before in Kabale. With the heacy military presence, it felt a little like Bassam after the attack, but for me I had no concerns so it was personally very different. Normally, the southwest would not have this tension as Muesveni, the current president, is from the region, but Besigye is a former comrade turned rival and he is also from the region so the divisions here are particularly deep. For a long time politics here was a North-South issue but now it's within the region and you can tell. Many people have pulled me aside to complain about Muesveni and to ask if I can help them. I tell them I will talk to Obama and see what we can do.
There are signs in many of the towns here urging peace including right in the middle of Kabale. This is the second election I have experience this year and it has been a very interesting process to witness them.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.