Vendors' Eviction Puts Kampala At a Crossroads

On the morning of December 17 last year, Mohammed Bouazizi, a street vendor in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouazid, had his cart full of merchandise confiscated by his city's authorities, because he had no vending permit. That kick-started a series of events that ended up in Mr Bouazizi setting himself on fire, and dying three weeks later in hospital.