Burundian refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda are enacting grassroots responses to COVID-19.
Local traditions of crisis management—especially those resistant to predatory capitalism—have largely been forcibly shed along the path to “development.” The age of COVID-19 is the time to recover them.
The parallels between COVID-19 and the 1910s in Kampala, when the colonial regime used a series of plagues to cut Ugandans out of the capital city.
The coverage of African women in the mainstream media continues to be lacking and often times problematic. The website, African Feminism, wants to change that.
Will the coronavirus pandemic extend Museveni’s authoritarianism or the lockdown instead provide openings for Uganda’s opposition?
President Museveni announces 14-day lockdown as market vendors are beaten, the sick unable to move to hospitals and the wealthy bunker down in their solar-powered homes.
The evolution of techno, from within Detroit’s African-American community to Kampala, Uganda.
Why we need to make climate action our daily duty.
Staff writer Will Shoki sits down with Ugandan-born rapper and housing advocate Zohran Mamdani about his bid to represent Queens in the New York State Assembly.
War, peace, and cooperation among herder-farmers in northeastern Uganda.
A new film about Kony 2012 is a lesson in how not to fight simplification with more simplification.
Is western media’s mostly individualized focus on the Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine helpful to his movement?
South Africa introduces a new law which allows traditional leaders along with third parties to decide for communities, without their consent.
To say we are "allies" would be to delude ourselves into thinking that some of us are safe. We are not safe.
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.