In some ways, 2017 was a year to forget for African democracy. According to Freedom House, the decline of civil rights and democratic freedom continued across many African nations, contributing to what it’s calling democracy’s worst crisis in decades. Only Syria
Uganda’s leading opposition member, Kizza Besigye, has condemned his ongoing house arrest and vowed to challenge President Yoweri Museveni after his controversial election win.
Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein has been sworn in for his second term as leader of the semi-autonomous archipelago, following a controversial election rerun.
The UN High Commission for Human Rights has warned Uganda of its obligations under international law as protests over last week’s elections turn violent.
Uganda’s most prominent opposition leader has been arrested after he tried to leave his home on Monday, while being under house arrest.
Uganda’s leading opposition member urged his supporters to stage protests against his detention as he remains under house arrest.
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni extended his three-decade stint in power with a fifth term on Saturday, following Thursday’s eventful elections.
As election day comes around in Uganda, we take a look at the talking points as Yoweri Museveni seeks to prolong his 30-year rule in the country.
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