Tag Archives: Uganda

17 August 19

Uganda: 1.4 million malaria cases since June

Uganda on Wednesday announced it has recorded 1.4 million cases of malaria since June this year, marking a 40% surge in cases of the mosquito-spread disease.

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08 August 19

Ugandan police say Ziggy Wine died in bike crash, rejects torture reports

Police in Uganda say musician and blogger Ziggy Wine died in a car crash, rejecting reports that the government critics was kidnapped and tortured by state officials.

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08 August 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with ‘annoying’ president

Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, has been charged with “annoying” the East African country’s leader, President Yoweri Museveni.

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06 August 19

Ugandan musician dies after abduction, torture

A musician and blogger in Uganda has died from injuries sustained after being kidnapped and tortured by unknown people.

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03 August 19

Uganda launches new trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Health researchers in Uganda have launched the largest trial to date of an experimental Ebola vaccine expected to be deployed in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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03 August 19

Uganda: Stella Nyanzi sentenced to 18 months in prison

Ugandan women’s rights activist, Stella Nyanzi, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment over comments made about President Yoweri Museveni.

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29 July 19

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda fall back on old railways as SGR funding dries up

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are all looking to revamp their old railway networks due to a lack of funding for a Chinese-backed network between East African nations.

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16 July 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine to run in 2021 election ‘on behalf of the people’

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine has announced he will run in the country’s next presidential election in 2021.

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02 July 19

SCGs sue Rwanda, Uganda over border closure

Three civil society groups in Uganda are taking legal action against the government of Rwanda and Uganda over an ongoing border closure between the two nations.

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21 June 19

Uganda: Where a single Facebook post, poem or song lands you in jail

Freedom of expression is a hot topic in Uganda these days, but it’s one you’re not allowed to talk about. Criticising the government’s increasingly oppressive laws and blatant targeting of individuals who flout them can get you burned. More specifically,
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