Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Is Back in the Picture

When Vanessa Nakate, 24, was cropped out of a wire photo featuring her and four white activists, it drew attention that she now uses to expand her work in Uganda and beyond.

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‘Everything Is Worth Freedom’: Uganda’s Opposition Leader Faces the Future

Bobi Wine, the pop star who became a presidential candidate, considers rebuilding his anti-government movement after a violent election season that left many aides and supporters imprisoned.

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

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Museveni Faces a More Critical U.S. and E.U. After Ugandan Election

The United States is considering action against the government of President Yoweri Museveni, a longtime ally who has crushed dissent at home. The European Union has also expressed concern.

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Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

One day after the election, Bobi Wine, the top rival to the incumbent president, sounded an alert from his home, saying, “We are under siege.”

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Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election

President Yoweri Museveni accused the company of “arrogance” after it removed fake accounts and pages linked to his re-election campaign.

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Bobi Wine Petitions The Hague, Citing Human Rights Violations

The leading opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, urged the International Criminal Court to investigate human rights violations that have intensified in the run-up to this month’s election.

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Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail

Two days after police took him into custody, presidential contender Bobi Wine resurfaced on Friday in court where he was charged with flouting coronavirus rules and released.

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Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures

One of the detained presidential candidates, the popular musician-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, was accused of breaking coronavirus restrictions at campaign rallies.

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The Struggle for a New Uganda

Yoweri Museveni, the country’s president and the Pentagon’s closest military ally in Africa, deploys security forces to assault opposition lawmakers.

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