Novelist and winner of the prestigious 2021 PEN Pinter Prize Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is the latest torture victim of the Ugandan regime.
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took the oath of office for the sixth term on Wednesday, as he had done five times before.
Uganda’s 2021 electoral context has seen a brutal election crackdown. Some have been arrested, others tortured in state gulags.
After Uganda’s recent violent national elections, the new spate of enforced disappearances adds to an atmosphere of terror.
Last week, amid its 2021 general election, Uganda was disconnected from the internet entirely, according to a new report.
Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine accused the country’s longtime president of staging a “coup” in last week’s election.
Voters also endured a mass internet shutdown despite pressure from the international community to refrain from such actions.
Uganda, known to be an authoritarian state, has issued a new directive that aims to scrutinize journalists working for foreign media.
Ugandan police arrested opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as singer Bobi Wine, on Wednesday sparking protests by his supporters.
HRW has asked Uganda’s Public Prosecutions Director to release of homeless youth arrested on grounds of breaking COVID-19 lockdown laws.