Activists across Africa continue to mobilize against the expansion of extractive activities by energy giants Shell and Total in the region. Uganda has recently witnessed a series of student-led protests which have brought global attention to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has approved an anti-LGBTQ+ law that makes the “offense of homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment and even death.
The Uganda Textiles, Garments, Leather, and Allied Workers Union has been working to mobilize workers in the country’s garment and textile facilities in a sector marred by neoliberal reforms, informalization, and exploitative working conditions.
The health system in Uganda has faced the Ebola outbreak without enough personal protective equipment or effective vaccines, leading to concern among activists and health workers alike
At least seven cases of Ebola of the rarer Sudan strain were recorded in Uganda as of September 22. The WHO has deployed medical supplies and expert staff to support epidemiologists in the country
A strike by allied health workers in Uganda has led nurses and physicians to announce industrial action too in case the government fails to live up to its promises of increasing salaries
Despite strident denials by both Ugandan and Chinese officials, an misinformation campaign is being carried out which alleges that Chinese authorities are going to take control of the Entebbe International Airport due to a loan default
A lagging vaccine program and shortages of vital medical equipment has contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Uganda. Meanwhile, the private sector has been thriving
On January 26, soldiers finally withdrew from the house of Boni Wine who had been under house arrest after he alleged fraud in the conduct of the electoral process
In the presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda held simultaneously on January 14, long time president Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement were declared victorious despite multiple allegations of rigging
The major opposition candidate in the Ugandan election, Bobi Wine, alleged “the worst rigging this country has ever witnessed.” He is contesting against incumbent Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986
Peoples Dispatch spoke to Milton Allimadi of Black Star News about the upcoming elections in Uganda and escalating tensions ahead of the electoral process