The late Mbiti is praised for indigenizing Christianity. However, his veneration of "African" tradition also served as theological justification for authoritarian rule.
The pop star turned Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, is only the latest in a long line of music-as-politics in Uganda.
The Somali artist and DJ, Hibotep, is one of the many pushing electronic hybrid sounds from East Africa through the epicenter of the movement, Kampala.
A trove of unprinted photographs and other media from the Idi Amin years in Uganda is now available for public view giving us insight to the concerns of the regime and realities of living under his rule.
The charge is "misusing a computer." Dr. Stella Nyanzi remains incarcerated to this day in Luzira Women’s Prison.
When Ugandan police imprisoned Bobi Wine in his own home, the singer-turned-lawmaker used the internet, music and multiple languages to craft a call for solidarity between civilians and security forces.
Challenging the celebratory success narrative that masks the disruptive social impact of neoliberal transformation under General Museveni.
The identities, liberal or homophobe are cultural and political. They are not a perfect mirror of the narrative of homophobia in Africa.
Caricatures aside, how do President Yoweri Museveni and the National Revolutionary Movement state reproduce power? It's been 31 years.
The planned global Education Outcomes Fund—the UN seems onboard—would create markets for “non-state” providers while guaranteeing profits for private investors that purchase “impact bonds.”
Bobi Wine, building off political protest of the last decade has become a symbol for a new politics in Uganda and a threat to Museveni's hold on power.
A new film and how to change minds about who is at fault for Uganda’s endemic violence against women.
Over the past three decades, the conflicts in northern Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and
How a group of young people are employing poetry and storytelling to speak out against state repression, corruption and abuse of power.
In recent years there has been a global convergence on the “girling of development”; in other
How does it differ from straight-forward history? What are the limits and possibilities of the genre?
The Italian photojournalist Michele Siblioni documents nightlife in Kampala, Uganda mostly in the neighborhoods of Kansanga
As with our last movie night post, we need to start with the bad news. 1.
Tear gas – the English term – is frequently overheard in everyday conversation in Kampala. Its chemical formula is a semi-permanent climatic feature in the capital. Residents exchange advice on prevailing
President Yoweri Museveni came to power after a civil war in 1986 and some Ugandans had