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Uganda: ‘I have never seen this much tear-gas in an election’

Counting was slow across Uganda as a result of the internet shutdown, which affected some of the biometric machines used to validate voter registrations.

Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda election

Security personnel out in force as longtime president wins sixth term and main challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging.

Populism faces test in Uganda and Kenya

Bobi Wine and William Ruto set out to upend the political status quo in their respective countries

Ugandans vote in charged election under internet blackout

The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after one of the most violent campaigns in years

What would a Wine win look like?

Ugandans’ choice at the polls was more about stemming a sixth term for the Museveni regime than about actual policy

Uganda comms regulator orders social media shutdown ahead of vote

The vote will come after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against popstar-turned-MP Bobi Wine

Facebook shuts down Ugandan accounts ahead of general elections

Tech giant accuses some officials of a coordinated attack targeting public debate ahead of Thursday’s election

How Covid-19 is reshaping African governance

The acute nature of the pandemic has galvanised civil society to demand better accountability

‘It is extreme’: Uganda tightens screws as vote looms

Tear gas, midnight arrests, threats and intimidation — the tactics employed every election cycle in Uganda are familiar to all who dare challenge President Yoweri Museveni's 35-year grip on power

Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

Uganda’s professional elites need to take a stand

COMMENT: The protests against the Ugandan president’s 35-year rule are being led by the youth. But they cannot do it alone

On the campaign trail with Bobi Wine

Dodging tear gas and bullets with Uganda’s opposition leader

‘Don’t vote, overthrow the dictators’

Tanzania’s opposition leader, who is again in exile, says ‘instead of telling people to vote, we should be telling them to prepare for popular revolt

Maintaining Museveni’s securitised state

As Ugandans prepare to go to the polls in January 2021, the involvement of security forces in the electoral process is a given and political reform seems a long way off

Museveni isn’t worried about winning the election, but about what comes next

Uganda’s president is likely to win the next election. But Bobi Wine’s constituency poses the most serious threat yet to his continued rule

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