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African leaders use anti-terror laws to silence journalists
African leaders use anti-terror laws to silence journalists
African governments and leaders have found a new excuse for censoring journalists and media organisations — abetting terrorism.
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...
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...
Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life
Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life
Algeria and Sudan are engulfed by protests against leaders who have overstayed their welcome. Their stories are vital and need to be told, but we...
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...
Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence
Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence
Dr Stella Nyanzi, a queer feminist writer, activist and Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute for Social Research in Uganda, has been
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...
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
In August, Ugandan musician turned independent politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, went to campaign on behalf of Kassiano Wadri, another independent...
Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero
Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero
Bobi Wine’s heroes share a single trait: “They are people who stood for what was right, regardless of what kind of terror they were faced...
Bobi Wine gets bail
Bobi Wine gets bail
Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was released on bail Monday after two weeks in detention.

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