Tag Archives: Uganda

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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04 June 19

Uganda bans sale of alcohol in sachets

Uganda has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in sachets amid growing concerns about the impact on public health.

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28 May 19

Uganda accuses Rwandan military of violating territory, killing 2 civilians

Uganda has accused Rwanda’s military of entering its territory and killing two civilians as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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20 May 19

Uganda: Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes

At least even people have died and dozens more remain missing after a boat capsized on Uganda’s Lake Albert.

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06 May 19

Uganda’s 2021 election buildup already feels familiar

On February 18, 2016, Uganda re-elected long-serving president Yoweri Museveni for the fifth time. However, it was one the most tightly-contested election he has faced during his rule, which now spans more than three decades. At least, it was expected
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01 May 19

Uganda police clash with Bobi Wine supporters

Police in Uganda have clashed with supporters of arrested pop star and MP Bobi Wine, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators taking to the streets to demand his release.

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30 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, sent to maximum-security prison

Ugandan opposition MP and popular musician Bobi Wine has been arrested and sent to a maximum-security prison over his alleged role in a street protest last year.

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26 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine escapes house arrest, protests innocence

Ugandan politician and pop star Bobi Wine appeared in public on Thursday to announce he escaped from house arrest.

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23 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested at concert, teargas fired at supporters

Ugandan MP and pop star Bobi Wine has been arrested at one of his own concerts after security officials shut down the event.

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20 April 19

Uganda: Top court paves way for Museveni 2021 election run

Uganda’s top court has upheld controversial changes to the country’s constitution pave the way for President Yoweri Museveni to run in elections scheduled for 2021.

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