Despite its Imperial origins, the Commonwealth has a strong radical tradition. If it wants to remain relevant to Africa in the 21st Century, that radicalism needs to be rediscovered.
The relationship between the country's security forces and the civilian population has always been uneasy.
Despite continual threats, the media in Uganda continues to tackle controversial issues and break big stories of corruption and abuse of power.
As a young radical in the 1980s, Museveni publicly scorned African rulers who clung to power. Now, after 30 years in office, he is clearly clinging pretty hard himself.