Kizza Besigye

I only have eyes for Bobi Wine

Ever since Bobi Wine, Uganda’s biggest pop star, won his seat in parliament in a contested 2017 race, western journalists have...

Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook

Raila Odinga told Nelson Chamisa: 'Declare victory early, and keep declaring' — and Chamisa listened

After Mugabe: Do I dare to hope, as a Ugandan?

For many Ugandans, Mugabe’s fall has been welcomed with excitement in hopes that Yoweri Museveni’s firm 31-year-grip on power will finally be toppled.

Zuma hails Uganda for ‘peaceful’ poll amid US backlash

Ugandans ‘deserved better’, says the US as African observer missions and presidents praise the election that saw Yoweri Museveni reinstalled.

Uganda opposition leader held after election loss

Kizza Besigye has been detained for the fourth time in just over a week – a period in which he also lost to Yoweri Museveni in the national election.

Uganda’s Besigye released on bail

Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been released on bail, after being arrested at a gathering in Kampala following the death of a policeman.

Ugandan police crack down on new Besigye gathering

Ugandan police have dispersed thousands of supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye who gathered to hear his calls for cost-of-living protests.

Uganda’s Besigye vows to press on with protests

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says that cost-of-living protests must go on, despite a lull in recent weeks while he was out of the country.

Police gate Uganda’s Besigye ahead of protest walk

Ugandan police have again arrested the country's top opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, to prevent what they said could be a destructive protest march.

Riots in Uganda after Besigye booted off Kenyan flight

Uganda's top opposition leader was kicked off a Kenya flight, prompting riots back home that police quelled with tear gas only a day before the p

Rioting breaks out in Kampala

Rioters setting up burning roadblocks in Kampala clashed with police firing tear gas on Friday, a day after Uganda's opposition leader was arrested.

Police arrest, tear gas Uganda’s opposition leader

Police cracked open the window of Uganda's top opposition leader and fired tear gas into his vehicle on Thursday.

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UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity