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2017 has been a tough year for Africa’s strongmen

2017 has been a tough year for Africa’s strongmen

2017 has been a tough year for Africa’s strongmen: Yahya Jammeh was kicked out, José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down, and Robert Mugabe was pushed…
End to Mugabe rule: other autocratic leaders may fear similar fate

End to Mugabe rule: other autocratic leaders may fear similar fate

As jubilation erupts in the streets at the resignation of Zimbabwe’s president how will the downfall affect the rulers of Uganda, DRC, Rwanda and Burundi? The fate of Robert Mugabe, who ran Zimbabwe
The world’s youngest continent will keep being run by its oldest leaders

The world’s youngest continent will keep being run by its oldest leaders

When former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 93, was unceremoniously marched out of the office he held for 37 years, hope remained that the moment last…
Ugandan President Backs Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments: ‘He Speaks to Africans Frankly’

Ugandan President Backs Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments: ‘He Speaks to Africans Frankly’

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni backed President Donald Trump's alleged comments about "shithole countries," praising him for talking about "Africans' weaknesses frankly."
Ugandan President Museveni Tells Workers on May Day: I’m Paid Too Little

Ugandan President Museveni Tells Workers on May Day: I’m Paid Too Little

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni claimed he is working for "low pay" as an argument for his citizens not to go on strike during a May Day speech on Tuesday.
Uganda enacts unenforceable, ridiculous anti-"gossip" internet tax

Uganda enacts unenforceable, ridiculous anti-"gossip" internet tax

At the urging of Uganda's corrupt dictator Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan parliament has enacted legislation imposing a daily tax on anyone using social media platforms; Museveni said the measure would
Uganda's unenforceable social media tax is augmented by a biometric requirement for SIM card purchases

Uganda's unenforceable social media tax is augmented by a biometric requirement for SIM card purchases

Uganda's social media tax may be an unenforceable mess, but that doesn't make it harmless (it opens the door to selective enforcement and invites programs of censorship and mass surveillance in the
Ugandans are furious with a new tax for using social media and mobile money

Ugandans are furious with a new tax for using social media and mobile money

Uganda’s government has kept its promise: Many Ugandans woke up today (July 1) to find that if they hadn’t paid the new tax on social-media…
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.
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
Protests in Kampala as pop star politician blocked from leaving Uganda

Protests in Kampala as pop star politician blocked from leaving Uganda

Outcry after authorities prevent Bobi Wine from going to US for ‘torture’ treatmentProtests have erupted in Uganda’s capital after police prevented a pop-star-turned-opposition-politician from leaving
Protests in Uganda After Opposition Lawmakers Abused in Prison, Re-Arrested at Airport

Protests in Uganda After Opposition Lawmakers Abused in Prison, Re-Arrested at Airport

Protests swept across Uganda’s capital city of Kampala on Friday after police arrested two opposition lawmakers at the Entebbe airport while they attempted to travel to the United States for medical
Pop-star politician Bobi Wine reaches US after Uganda 'torture'

Pop-star politician Bobi Wine reaches US after Uganda 'torture'

Opposition figure arrives in US for treatment after initially being detained and prevented from leavingA Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician has arrived in the US for medical care after
Ugandan pop star politician beaten by soldiers to return home

Ugandan pop star politician beaten by soldiers to return home

Bobi Wine tells the Guardian he will fly back from US despite fears that authorities could do ‘terrible things’ to himBobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician whose beating by
Tory peer criticised for private meeting with Ugandan president

Tory peer criticised for private meeting with Ugandan president

Dolar Popat hosts Yoweri Museveni, who has been condemned for rights abusesA Conservative peer has held a private meeting at parliament with the president of Uganda, who has faced condemnation for
Bobi Wine attacks Kanye West over Museveni meeting

Bobi Wine attacks Kanye West over Museveni meeting

Ugandan opposition MP condemns US rapper’s talks with president as ‘immoral’ Bobi Wine, Uganda’s most prominent opposition leader and former reggae star, has hit out at Kanye West for meeting
Kanye West’s trip to Uganda is tone deaf and out of sync

Kanye West’s trip to Uganda is tone deaf and out of sync

In daily updates from his social media team and gossip site TMZ, Kanye West is exploring Uganda in a neon green sweater and no political…
Ye Stay Oblivious: Hands Out Yeezys to Dictator, Orphans in Uganda

Ye Stay Oblivious: Hands Out Yeezys to Dictator, Orphans in Uganda

In one of his recent daily missives via TMZ (do the Jenner-Kardashians partially own that site?) Kanye West said he was getting off the Twitters; alas, he has not. Read more...
A court case in Uganda could have implications for future internet shutdowns in Africa

A court case in Uganda could have implications for future internet shutdowns in Africa

Digital rights advocates in Uganda are finally getting their day in court. On Monday (Nov. 12), the high court in Kampala will review a case…
If we African women want hairstyle advice, we won’t ask you, Mr Museveni … | Patience Akumu

If we African women want hairstyle advice, we won’t ask you, Mr Museveni … | Patience Akumu

President’s comments about the Miss World Africa winner expose double standardsLast week, Quiin Abenakyo from Uganda was crowned Miss World Africa. A dinner invitation from Uganda’s leader of 32