Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.
Uganda media houses pay low wages and offer few development opportunities for journalists, which makes reporters more susceptible to bribes.
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.
In a bitterly contested election, the government is seeking to control the message by shutting down the internet.
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?
For all of the shortcomings of Nyerere’s regime, his ideas continue to inspire Tanzanians fighting for a more equal and democratic future, over 20 years after his death.
Debate is raging as to whether Uganda can hold a scientific election, preceded by mass media and digital campaigns.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
The relationship between the country's security forces and the civilian population has always been uneasy.
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.
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.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
Links between groups within the Kivu province and the Islamic state are not new.
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.