Uganda


African Political Trends: The Rise In ‘Constitutional Coups’

Comoros president Azali Assoumani is the latest African president to use a constitutional reform to cling to power with an iron fist. The Comoros National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced on 31 July that an overwhelming majority of the country (92.74%) voted for government-backed constitutional reforms that will allow the president […]


Delays To Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity In South Sudan Unacceptable

South Sudan, the youngest UN member state, has been in a state of civil war since 2013. This conflict between the government of President Salva Kiir and the opposition forces of former Vice President Riek Machar is characterized by grave abuses on both sides, including reports of indiscriminate shooting of […]


United Kingdom To Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapies Under New LGBT Action Plan

The British government has announced it plans to ban so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapies in what the British prime minister Theresa May describes will lead to “real and lasting change”. The announcement comes as the government published its LGBT action plan produced by the Equalities Office following a UK-wide survey of […]


AIDS Crisis Threatens Uganda, As A Shortage Of Essential Medicines Puts Thousands Of Lives At Risk

An AIDS crisis is developing in Uganda, as the country has run out of Septrin, an essential antibiotic given to all those affected by HIV, putting thousands of lives at risk. Septrin is a vital preventative medicine, as those who suffer from HIV have weakened immune systems, and the antibiotic […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]


Asylum Seekers Jailed In Israel

A first set of asylum seekers has been arrested in Israel after the country’s government made a controversial announcement in November, 2017. The Israeli government broadcasted that they planned to deport around 40,000 African migrants in the country. Those who refused to leave, would face imprisonment for an undisclosed amount […]


Ugandan Refugee Aid Officials Under Investigation

It was revealed last week that the Ugandan government is investigating an apparent mismanagement of funds intended for the 1.4 million refugees currently in the East African nation, who have fled violence and persecution from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. The commissioner for refugees for Uganda, […]


The Illusion Of Democratic Peace In Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 50 years since the process of independence began in the African continent – at the height of the Cold War – the discussion of democratic peace still looms. Scholars, governments and concerned citizens alike contemplate the implementation of democratization throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, which is heavily influenced by the […]