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Bobi Wine in Fela Kuti’s Path of Resistance

Bobi Wine in Fela Kuti’s Path of Resistance

In Nigeria in the 80s and 90s, Fela Kuti was a major voice of opposition to the oppressive military regime through his music. In 2018, in Uganda, Bobi Wine, not only through his music but his activism too is fighting the same oppression and autocracy. We draw parallels between the Kalakuta President and the Ghetto […]

Arrests of Lawmakers Spark Deadly Riots in Uganda

Arrests of Lawmakers Spark Deadly Riots in Uganda

One person died and five others were injured when police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration. The protesters were angry at the alleged torture of detained lawmakers, including pop star Bobi Wine. Ugandan police said on Sunday one person was killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers near capital Kampala. […]

Yoweri Museveni, From Liberator to Dictator

Yoweri Museveni, From Liberator to Dictator

The recent crackdown on opposition leaders and the media in Uganda are clear signs the country is slowly sinking into anarchy and becoming a lawless state. This could lead to instability, writes DW’s Isaac Mugabi. Once hailed as a freedom fighter and liberator, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, is […]

Teargas, Live Bullets Rock Kampala Streets

Teargas, Live Bullets Rock Kampala Streets

Teargas and live bullets have rocked Kampala streets this Monday afternoon. Police and the army have fired teargas and bullets to contain rioters who have lit fire in the middle of roads in Kisekka Market, Namirembe Road and Kikuubo Market Lane. The crowds are chanting Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s slogan, “People […]

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