Uganda


Uganda Police Arrest Bobi Wine, Fire Tear Gas On Supporters

On January 6th 2020, Ugandan singer-turned-presidential hopeful Bobi Wine was arrested alongside two other opposition members of parliament and journalists covering the events in his constituency of Kampala, preventing him from holding his first public meeting with supporters. The authorities were deployed before dawn to the site, inciting protests by […]


Ugandan Police Raids LGBT Friendly Bar And Results in the Charge Of 67 People 1

According to the Independent, 67 people have been charged by a Ugandan court after the police had raided a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) friendly bar “considered to be one of the few safe spaces left for the LGBT+ community in the capital of Kampala.” PinkNews claimed that the […]


Infamous “Kill The Gays” Bill Resurfaces In Uganda

Legislation that would make homosexual relationships punishable by death has re-emerged in Uganda’s political discourse for the first time since it’s nullification five years ago. International outcry against the “Kill the Gays” bill came in response to Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo’s public remarks last Thursday. In a […]


Uganda Announces Law Imposing The Death Penalty On Homosexuals 2

Ugandan Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo has recently announced plans to reintroduce a bill that could impose the death penalty for homosexuality. According to the Independent, the Ugandan government legislation would extinguish a rise in “unnatural sex,” and further noted that “under British colonial law, gay sex in Uganda […]


The Repercussions Of Suppressing Online Political Dissent In Uganda

Just days ago, the Ugandan government announced that it will now require that influential social media figures and journalists register their online activities to be monitored in an attempt to limit “immoral [and] prejudiced content” posted online, as stated by the Uganda Communications Commission. This crackdown on what is shared […]


Ugandan Academic Jailed For Online Comments About President Yoweri Museveni

Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a former lecturer and researcher at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for a series of online comments made about the long-serving President Yoweri Museveni. The sentence was handed to Dr. Nyanzi via livestream from Luzira Prison, where she has been […]


Ebola Crosses Border Into Uganda, Claims 2 Lives 2

After a year since the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak began in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first disease-related deaths have crossed the northeastern border into Uganda on Monday, 10 June of this week. These are the first deaths caused by Ebola in Uganda since an outbreak in 2012, when […]


Bobi Wine: The Face Of Uganda’s Opposition

Over the past year, MP Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly referred to as Bobi Wine, has been the face of Uganda’s opposition. He has become a fiery opponent of the oppressive Museveni government. As his local support base increases and international support spreads, the Ugandan government has clearly demonstrated they will intentionally and publicly suppress the opposition in the […]


Confirmed Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On August 1st, 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed an outbreak of Ebola. This outbreak occurred only a week after the government declared Ebola defeated in the Equateur province on the other side of the country. So far, four deaths have been confirmed to have […]


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 […]