Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi)

 
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
Although the Berlin Wall was toppled 30 years ago, new walls have continued to crop up around the world — virtual ones that block or limit...
How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media
How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media
Activists who use digital media are protected by international...
Youthful politicians come of age
Youthful politicians come of age
When commentators evaluate the state of democracy in Southern Africa, they consistently overlook one of its most intriguing features: the region’s opposition parties are overwhelmingly run by young men. From Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema in South Africa to Nelson Chamisa in Zimbabwe,...
Uganda's pop star MP Bobi Wine to contest 2021 presidential vote
Uganda's pop star MP Bobi Wine to contest 2021 presidential vote
Ugandan pop star turned leading opposition figure Bobi Wine on Wednesday officially announced he would take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in...
Uganda: One year of social media tax
Uganda: One year of social media tax
The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of...
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
The opening lines of a poem written by Dr Stella Nyanzi and posted on Facebook in November 2018, the day after Yoweri Museveni’s alleged birthday, read: “Yoweri, they say it was your...
Ugandan police detain Bobi Wine: sources
Ugandan police detain Bobi Wine: sources
Ugandan police detained pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine on Monday after shutting down one of his concerts and firing tear gas at his fans, the...
Uganda's ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run
Uganda's ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run
Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in the 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in...
Uganda presidential age limit challenged in court
Uganda presidential age limit challenged in court
Uganda's Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a petition to challenge a constitutional court decision removing an age limit cap of 75 for...
Uganda's popstar MP 'hiding' from police after raid: lawyer
Uganda's popstar MP 'hiding' from police after raid: lawyer
Ugandan popstar turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer said...
When Ye met Yoweri, and worlds collided
When Ye met Yoweri, and worlds collided
In a world where power is measured in Instagram likes, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West are royalty.
Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’
Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’
I was born in 1982, four years before President Yoweri Museveni captured power in Uganda after a guerrilla war. He promised that what had just...

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