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Rights Groups Slam Uganda's 'Social Media Tax' as Assault of Free Speech

Rights Groups Slam Uganda's 'Social Media Tax' as Assault of Free Speech

Uganda imposed a "social media tax" on citizens beginning July 1, triggering protests from human rights groups throughout the week that the tax represented an attack on freedom of speech.
Inside Wakaliwood: Kampala's action movie studio

Inside Wakaliwood: Kampala's action movie studio

In the Wakaliga slum, the Ramon film studio has put Uganda on the cinematic map by shooting $200 action comedies packed with car chases, helicopter raids, kung fu, zombies and collective spirit.
The British Super-Soldier Who Killed A Nation

The British Super-Soldier Who Killed A Nation

He was a highly skilled soldier who murdered an estimated 300,000 or more of his own people. In Episode 12, Robert is joined by comedian Brodie Reed and they discuss Idi Amin's rise to power and rule
Motorcyclists banned from wearing hoodies as Uganda gets tough on crime

Motorcyclists banned from wearing hoodies as Uganda gets tough on crime

President Yoweri Museveni moves to quell concern about rising crime with introduction of 10-point security planUganda’s president has banned motorcycle drivers from wearing hoodies in an attempt to
'You will never run from death': shot by poachers in Uganda

'You will never run from death': shot by poachers in Uganda

Ranger Samuel Loware’s life is under constant threat in his efforts to conserve wildlife from heavily armed guerillasThe bullet that pierced the shoulder of Ugandan ranger Samuel Loware had already
Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Maintaining a national carrier has already proven too difficult in some parts of Africa. Hopefully Ugandan Airlines can learn from the success of competitors like Ethiopian Airlines. -Sarah
Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools

Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools

Proposal backed by gender and health ministers despite doubts over its legality and claims it violates human rightsTwo Ugandan government ministers have backed a controversial call for compulsory HIV
Model arrested after her nudes were leaked on social media

Model arrested after her nudes were leaked on social media

She says they were taken for her partner and never meant to be widely seen.
Ebola in a war zone: what could go wrong?

Ebola in a war zone: what could go wrong?

A few days after skipping out on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola decided, ‘nah,’ cropping back up in a town of around 60,000 potential carriers called Mangina, located in Congo’s North Kivu
Detained Ugandan pop star politician 'in dire state'

Detained Ugandan pop star politician 'in dire state'

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, who sings as Bobi Wine, charged during closed court session over stoning of presidential convoy Lawyers for a pop singer turned politician and prominent critic of Uganda’s

Eco-Chic in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda

A look inside the luxurious Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge It’s 3PM in the village of Bwindi and the afternoon rain ceasing prompts a chorus of African tree frogs to chirp blissfully, serenading a group of
Fixes: A New Deal for Refugees

Fixes: A New Deal for Refugees

A woman carrying water at the Thainkhali camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Chris Martin and Damon Albarn join campaign to free Uganda star Bobi Wine

Chris Martin and Damon Albarn join campaign to free Uganda star Bobi Wine

Musical figures vow to ‘use our voices’ to press for release of the beaten and detained singer-turned-politician Dozens of top musicians including Chris Martin, Chrissie Hynde, Brian Eno and Damon
Who is Ugandan pop star turned politician Bobi Wine? – video profile

Who is Ugandan pop star turned politician Bobi Wine? – video profile

The Ugandan singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, uses his politically charged music to try to inspire change in a country ruled by the same president since 1986.
Uganda: 'battered' MP Bobi Wine may need treatment abroad, say allies

Uganda: 'battered' MP Bobi Wine may need treatment abroad, say allies

Weapons charges dropped but singer turned opposition MP immediately re-arrestedA Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician has been so badly beaten in custody that he may need treatment overseas,
Uganda Charges Pop-Star Lawmaker With Treason

Uganda Charges Pop-Star Lawmaker With Treason

Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, a Ugandan pop star-turned lawmaker, in court on Thursday in Gulu.
French Montana Shares Adam Levine-Featuring "Famous" Remix for Charity

French Montana Shares Adam Levine-Featuring "Famous" Remix for Charity

French Montana's "Famous" originally appeared on his 2017 album 'Jungle Rules,' but now the rapper is revisiting the track for a remix that will send its proceeds to a Ugandan hospital initiative.
Uganda’s brutal treatment of MPs is enabled by global indifference | Robert Amsterdam

Uganda’s brutal treatment of MPs is enabled by global indifference | Robert Amsterdam

MPs including the Afropop musician Bobi Wine are allegedly being tortured by the Museveni regime. The Magnitsky Act can curb this shocking abuseIn a country with such a complex and often
Ugandan pop star and government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

Ugandan pop star and government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was released on bail Monday after two weeks in detention.
Ugandan ragga star’s songs of oppression play out in real life

Ugandan ragga star’s songs of oppression play out in real life

For years, Uganda’s best-known musician-turned-politician has sung about intimidation and oppression. But with his latest prosecution on treason charges, Bobi Wine’s life is starting to imitate his