Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.
It is often assumed that patrimonial beliefs fuel electoral malpractice whereas civic ones challenge it, but this is an oversimplification.
For those keen to advance democracy and freedom in Uganda, the starting point is to take in the lessons of history.
Museveni’s attempt to gain support in urban areas in the 2021 elections was not only about repression. But it still failed.
Opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyangulanyi has repeatedly been underestimated by government supporters and critics since he first ran for parliament.
Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.
Uganda must overhaul its national legal framework on the use of force and firearms during law enforcement.
In surpassing opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi has done what many Ugandans thought impossible. But can he topple Museveni?
From red berets to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion.
Debate is raging as to whether Uganda can hold a scientific election, preceded by mass media and digital campaigns.
Uganda’s COVID-19 task force would do well to embrace pop music in its public health communications.
Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.
Bobi Wine in Uganda does it; so do the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. The red beret is worn to signify the revolutionary. Its power lies in a symbolism that combines art and politics.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Whether the enduring face of this new politics is Bobi Wine or someone else, Ugandan politics is clearly changing
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
Bobi Wine entered the political arena with a relatively consistent background of politically critical music.