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As an adult running is necessary for my mental health. It can be the difference between a good day and a bad day, of not sweating the small stuff and stressing over every detail

It is raining, hard. I can hardly see through the saturated sheets of water stinging my face. There isn’t a soul on the streets – no other halfwit is (...)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (centre) gestures while standing on a car during the inauguration ceremony for his sixth term at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala, Uganda on May 12th. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for a sixth term on Wednesday. The 76-year-old has been in control of the east African country since se(...)

Pearse and Synge

A chara, – It is true that Pearse was critical of The Playboy of the Western World in An Claidheamh Solais (An Irishman’s Diaruy, April 16th). Howev(...)

Louis Theroux. Photograph: Jack Rampling/Mindhouse/BBC

“There’s no getting away from the fact that, even aged 50, I’m a slightly awkward person, a fearful person, worry-prone,” says Louis Theroux, wrigglin(...)

Security officers waiting  for the arrival of re-elected Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on his way back from his country home in Kampala on January 21st, 2021. Photograph:   Getty Images

Outcry is continuing across Uganda over the disappearances of hundreds of civilians, many of whom were opposition supporters. Local media has been a(...)

A man reads the Sunday Vision newspaper whose front page shows a portrait of Uganda’s re-elected president, Yoweri Museveni. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Access to social media has been reinstated in Uganda, nearly one month after it was first cut off, though Facebook remains blocked. “We apologise for(...)

Medical workers disinfect the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside a treatment centre in August 2018 in Beni. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP via Getty

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported a new Ebola death in the country’s east, where an outbreak was declared over last June. The victim (...)

In this January 15th, 2021 photograph, Uganda’s leading opposition challenger, Bobi Wine, walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Jerome Delay/ AP

A Ugandan high court ruled on Monday that opposition leader and former presidential candidate Bobi Wine should be released from house arrest. If they(...)

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni stops to speak to supporters as he heads back to his residence in Kampala on Thursday, after being declared the winner in last week’s election. Photograph: Luke Dray/Getty Images

As Uganda’s presidential runner-up Bobi Wine waits for a court ruling on whether his continued house arrest is illegal, president Yoweri Museveni carr(...)

Uganda electoral commission chairman Simon Byabakama, centre, declares Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni winner of the presidential elections in Kampala on Saturday. Photograph: Jerome Delay/ AP Photo

It was a little after 8pm, on Wednesday, January 13th – the eve of Uganda’s elections – when my internet went off for the final time. It had been fl(...)

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