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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.

2020 in pictures

Mail & Guardian pictures editor Paul Botes presents some of the most striking images of 2020

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

Under cover of Covid, Uganda targets LGBTQ+ shelter

Pandemic rules were used to justify a violent raid on a homeless shelter in Uganda, but a group of victims is pursuing a criminal case against the perpetrators

How much does it cost to run for office in Uganda?

The parliamentary candidates who won in the 2016 elections were those who spent the most

The return of Uganda’s royal Rolls Royce

The Kabaka of Buganda’s fleet of Rolls-Royces was seized in a coup nearly 60 years ago. Now his successor has brought the only known ‘survivor’ home

‘He ain’t heavy, he’s a policeman and he’s paying . . .’

The story behind Ugandan photojournalist Nicholas Bamulanzeki’s iconic picture of the policeman in the floods

On the road with East African truck drivers

In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs

“I was just running along with police as they dragged her”

Sumy Sadurni describes the photo she captured of Stella Nyanzi being arrested by police in Kampala

The Ugandan good Samaritan sanitising hospitals and police stations

Compelled to make a difference during the Covid-19 pandemic, an IT consultant is now helping to keep essential services workers healthy

Scandals embarrass Uganda’s Makerere University

Graduation at the ‘Harvard of Africa’ nearly didn’t take place — because the university ran out of gowns

Libraries must get into our good books

"Our own libraries, like some of our bookstores, seem to sneer at homegrown literature."

Pelebox: A cure for clinic queues

Neo Hutiri is the first South African to win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his smart-locker system

Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’

Ugandan MP and musician Robert Kyagulani, aka Bobi Wine, writes that a united Uganda is snubbing the regime’s divide-and-rule strategy

Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing

An award-winning device created by a Ugandan engineer and his colleagues could replace expensive blood tests

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Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

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