Journalist, Content Manager, Environmental and Digital Activist from Uganda.
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Two Ugandan opposition lawmakers freed after 17 months of detention
The two lawmakers join a growing list of opposition leaders and dissidents targeted in a country where the current president Yoweri Museveni has been in power for the last 37 years.
Uganda's army court defies ruling to stop trying civilians
Bobi Young's trial in the court-martial comes after the constitutional court in December 2022 ruled that it is illegal for the court-martial to try civilians.
A social media blackout persists in Uganda, weeks after the election
Uganda's longtime leader Yoweri Museveni was reelected for a sixth term, as rival Bobi Wine alleges massive irregularities, state inspired violence, intimidation and harassment.
Social media blackout, violent crackdown on opposition ahead of presidential elections in Uganda
“Millions of young people demand reform and say their future is pitted against a small cadre of tyrants committed to retaining power at all costs,” says Bobi Wine.
Violent protests erupt in Uganda following presidential candidate Bobi Wine's arrest
Opposition candidate Bobi Wine was arrested in Uganda at a political rally, with police citing his massive rallies violated guidelines given by the electoral commission to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Satirical comedy skit lands four Ugandan comedians in jail
The arrest of four comedians in Ugandan for a satirical comedy skit that went viral comes at a time when the government has passed regulations controlling the creative arts industry.
Ugandan regulators order 13 media outlets to suspend staff over coverage of opposition figure
The Ugandan regulator says media houses that fail to comply with their directive could have their licenses revoked.
Ugandan pop star politician Bobi Wine pens song on police brutality during house arrest
Ugandan musician and MP Bobi Wine's new song "Afande" critiques police brutality with a message of love and unity. "Why beat me? There is no difference between me and you!"
Ugandan police shoot and kill man mistaken for a political assassin
The story of Ronald Ssebulime is bigger than meets the eyes with different accounts of who shot the "suspected assassin" and how he was killed. Will justice prevail?
Uganda's social media tax is leaving people disconnected — and failing to meet revenue targets
Prior to the tax's implementation, 47.4 percent of people in Uganda were using the internet. Three months later, that number had fallen to 35 percent.
Plastic trash is a serious problem in Uganda
"You can do the same ...its a habit of travellers to litter along as they travel .Keep your trash and dump when you get to your destination"
Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment
"Where there any hydrological as well as geology survey before sand mining to ascertain any risk on the highway?"
Africa Mourns Award-Winning Ugandan Musician Mowzey Radio, Dead at 33
"He always gave me even the little he had...However much others knew him as a chaotic man, I knew him as a simple, humble and talented son"
Ugandans Grow Anxious Over Incidents of Deadly Viral Fever
The death of nine-year-old Bridget Nalunkuuma in the central Ugandan town of Nakaseke has rattled residents who fear the girl may have suffered from Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Eight other people have reportedly died in recent months after experiencing similar symptoms. Present in Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Middle East and Asia,...
Lawmakers From Uganda's Ruling Party Want to Remove the Country's Presidential Age Limit
"20 or even 30 years from now, President Museveni will be asking for more terms...At that time, you will look back and wish you did something today."
Ugandan Police Investigate a Serial Murder Spree Targeting Women
"It is so saddening that we have not got the actual suspects. The manner in which some of the women are being killed is very terrible and humiliating."
A Pop Star Who Sings About Social Justice Is Uganda’s Newest Legislator
Bobi Wine used to sing about policy issues. Now he has a chance to shape policy in parliament.
On the Blossoming Pop Careers of Uganda's Security Hardmen
Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.
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."
Ugandans Are Finally Back on Social Media After Days-Long Blackout
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.
Social Media Blocked in Uganda Ahead of President Museveni's Inauguration
"Darkness hovering over Uganda...VPN is the only way to go now"