A weapons manufacturer on a peace mission. What could possibly go wrong?
Two US citizens linked to ultraconservative nonprofits are key partners behind Uganda’s new anti-gay law, which sets the death penalty for homosexuals
The ANC’s national working committee was unilateral in committing to use all its resources to hire the best legal minds to challenge De Ruyter
With nothing to look forward to and no respect, how can we expect unemployed, beaten-down young people to behave as if they have a stake in the future?
The Ugandan film, directed by Loukman Ali, teaches that the good thing to do is not always the right thing
In one post, the satirical writer described Museveni’s son, a general, as ‘obese’ and a ‘curmudgeon’
The highlights of 2021 in Africa
Ugandan opposition leader’s popularity frightened Museveni into even greater autocracy
Bobi Wine and Nubian Li have made a lot of music together. And when Bobi Wine transformed himself into the leader of Uganda’s political opposition, Nubian Li stayed by his side. His passion for a better, free Uganda is undimmed despite the suffering he endured
African leaders’ sartorial choices have been communicating their political orientations for centuries
Restrictions to battle the pandemic offer ideal cover for authoritarian regimes to undermine and clamp down on opposition parties
Even when only one result is possible, elections can tell us a lot about what’s really going on
Hundreds of opposition supporters have disappeared in the last few months, allegedly detained or abducted by Uganda’s security forces
Sitting presidents shouldn’t be given a window to legally hijack their countries
Observers should watch the parliamentary race more closely, as it provides a more nuanced indication of how voters evaluate their government
Was he a joke, an oaf, a hero, or the evil dictator the West loved to hate? Decades after his death, his legacy is still a puzzle.
Elections do not guarantee greater freedom or democratic governance and have contributed to instability and economic setbacks
The brutality meted out to the infamous Ugandan warlord was almost as horrifying as that delivered by him
Ugandan and Israeli activists have called for the licence permitting arms sales to be revoked, but expect next week’s hearing to be held in camera
Counting was slow across Uganda as a result of the internet shutdown, which affected some of the biometric machines used to validate voter registrations.
Just as a “nobody” can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences.
Bobi Wine and William Ruto set out to upend the political status quo in their respective countries
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
Ugandans’ choice at the polls was more about stemming a sixth term for the Museveni regime than about actual policy
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
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
COMMENT: The protests against the Ugandan president’s 35-year rule are being led by the youth. But they cannot do it alone
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
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
The United States has never been shy to pass judgment on African elections. What does it look like when Africa passes judgment on America’s chaotic vote?
A ‘deranged’ comedy group is testing the limits of the Ugandan leader’s long rule – and his patience
Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like