State security agents violently quashed protests following the 2020 arrest of musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine.
The founding story of Museveni’s government remains persuasive for a great many people 37 years later.
The non-stop four-day dance party is always controversial – this year because of threats of terrorist attacks.
The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
In a bitterly contested election, the government is seeking to control the message by shutting down the internet.