Ugandan musician-turned-MP Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi has been a frequent target of the country’s cyber laws.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attends a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has engineered constitutional changes that could see him rule for life.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
Isis claims attacks in Beni province of northern Kivu, eastern Congo, close to the border to Uganda.
Links between groups within the Kivu province and the Islamic state are not new.
Presidents Paul Kagame (right) and Yoweri Museveni observe a minute of silence during a genocide memorial.
A military confrontation between Uganda and Rwanda remains implausible. But the stand-off between the two countries is reminiscent of the worst days between them.
The concept of 'agaciro' is central to how Rwanda engages with the international community and promotes its state interests.
Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has banned sports betting and a variety of other gambling activities.
There's a strong case to ban gambling as it's rapidly becoming a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
Stella Nyanzi at work.
Academic Stella Nyanzi has been daring in her critique of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. She now faces jail for her outspokenness.
Uganda has a long history of media censorship under President Yoweri Museveni.
Despite continual threats, the media in Uganda continues to tackle controversial issues and break big stories of corruption and abuse of power.
The ground is shifting under the feet of Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement.
Whether the enduring face of this new politics is Bobi Wine or someone else, Ugandan politics is clearly changing
Social media is becoming a formal political platform in Uganda.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
Graffiti mural of Bobi Wine in Nairobi.
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
A protester in Nairobi, Kenya, displays a poster calling for Bobi Wine’s release.
Bobi Wine entered the political arena with a relatively consistent background of politically critical music.
President Yoweri Museveni has been given the legal go-ahead to run for the presidency again.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been given the green light to run for another term. He should be happy, but he's not.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
A Somali man talks to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers as they secure an area in the coastal town of Kismayu in southern Somalia.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a presidential campaign rally in the capital Kampala in 2016.
As a young radical in the 1980s, Museveni publicly scorned African rulers who clung to power. Now, after 30 years in office, he is clearly clinging pretty hard himself.
An elderly woman displays her inked finger after casting her vote during the 2016 presidential elections in Uganda.
The outcome of the race between increasingly artful electoral manipulation and limitless possible manifestations of democratic expression is never entirely certain.