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Stories about Uganda

13 July 2016

Ugandan President's Leisurely Roadside Phone Call Inspires the #M7Challenge on Twitter

"i think it would be a good way to say STOP TEXTING/CALLING WHILE DRIVING"

11 July 2016

Ugandan President Appoints Wife, Opposition Leaders to Key Positions

"Just watch out for the total collapse of education in Uganda. This woman has no morals."

1 June 2016

Ugandan Man Arrested Over T-Shirt Featuring Opposition Leader

"Can we come out and stop calling this a democracy because it isn't. Bloody tshirts. Put us in yellow jumpsuits why don't you."

19 May 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Pakistan.

17 May 2016

Ugandans Are Finally Back on Social Media After Days-Long Blackout

Global Voices Advocacy

The Uganda Communications Commission ordered the sites blocked for "security reasons" ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration. Authorities also blocked access to social media during elections in February.

12 May 2016

Netizen Report: Facebook and Twitter Disappear in Uganda Amid Election Tensions

Global Voices Advocacy

Mapping “disputed” areas could become a crime in India, Nepal gives Canadian man the boot over controversial tweets and a Russian social mediaite is convicted of promoting “separatism” online.

10 May 2016

Uganda's Defiance Campaign Will Not Be Televised

Global Voices Advocacy

"Hot on the heels of #WorldPressFreedomDay comes #UgandaMediaGag. Ironic"

24 April 2016

Cheers and Jeers as Ugandan Female Researcher Undresses to Get Her Office Back

"Our society really needs to stop objectifying women!We need to understand them through the lens of intellectualism not sexism.#RotAtMISR"

22 April 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?

This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.

16 April 2016

Ugandans Blast Government's Porn Detector Priorities After the Country's Only Radiotherapy Machine Breaks

"That 2.6bn for the pornography machine, maybe could buy a bloody cancer machine. Lokodo, that's the ethical thing to do."

16 March 2016

Netizen Report: Uganda and Nigeria Seek Stricter Controls for Social Media

Global Voices Advocacy

Thuggery runs rampant in the MENA region, Chile bans spy balloons and Google gears up to expand implementation of the "Right to Be Forgotten."

1 March 2016

Cartoonist Snoggie Gives Uganda's Very Serious Political Issues a Touch of Humor

Snoogies, a leading Ugandan cartoonist, uses art and humor to comment on political issues in the country.

25 February 2016

Unlike Past Elections, Uganda's Streets Are Empty of Celebrations Following President Museveni's Win

"People are so happy that they afraid they could die of happiness if they start celebrating," one Facebook user sarcastically quipped.

20 February 2016

‘Uganda Is a Boiling Pot': Arrests, Rigging Claims and a Social Media Shutdown Mar Elections

"Winning an election through hook and crook while clobbering your fellow countrymen should never be a proud moment!"

14 February 2016

A Brief Twitter Guide to Uganda's Elections This Month

Global Voices presents a brief Twitter guide for updates, news, analysis, and reports related to Uganda's national elections later this month.

10 February 2016

The Power of Social Media in Uganda's 2016 Elections

"Freedom of expression comes with responsibility to it. There are instances of irresponsible reporting and commenting on social media."

6 February 2016

Anxiety Over Government-Sanctioned Violence Engulfs Uganda as Elections Approach

"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."

24 January 2016

Ugandans Take a Dig at President Museveni With 30-Year-Old Photos

As President Museveni seeks to be re-elected for a sixth term, Ugandans are using the hashtag #1986pictures to share their memories of that time -- and their political discontent.

10 January 2016

SMS Platform Empowers Small Scale Farmers in Uganda

"Wefarm is a Wikipedia for farmers, or as its founder describes it, 'Internet for people without Internet.'"

4 December 2015

Ugandan Teen Who Danced in Viral Music Video ‘Sitya Loss’ Dies in Bike Accident

"...in your short life, you have impacted the world through dance, more than some will ever do in a lifetime."

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