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(...)

Khalid Mahmoud (39): was arrested for planning to carry out a food distribution for orphans, widows and other vulnerable people. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Khalid Mahmoud was at home when police and local authorities arrived to arrest him. “You are being arrested for committing attempted murder,” he remem(...)

Popstar and opposition leader Bobi Wine speaks at a campaign event in Mpigi, Uganda.  Photograph: Sally Hayden.

It’s not hard to find Ugandan popstar-turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine. His northern Kampala residence, a white house surrounded by coconut tre(...)

A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international c(...)

Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

Allegations of corruption in Uganda’s refugee programme led to the discovery that there were 300,000 fewer refugees in the country than previously thought. Photograph: Michele Sibiloni/Getty Images

Germany has followed the UK and Japan in suspending some aid meant for refugees in Uganda, in reaction to what they say is a lack of justice and accou(...)

Mr Justice Donald Binchy declined to grant such an order after accepted Facebook’s arguments that TVO’s life or physical safety might be in danger from the Ugandan authorities should this happen.

Defamatory posts about a Ugandan lawyer who has brought proceedings against Facebook Ireland have been removed, the High Court has heard. Last month,(...)

Harriet: ‘I’m doing well. I thank God for that because there are so many people who died before and I hope to live.’ Photograph: Jane Fallon Griffin

Uganda’s response to HIV/Aids is immediately apparent in the capital, Kampala. Billboards dominating the roadsides advocate testing for children and (...)

Christina (74) lost all  seven  adult children to Aids-related illnesses. She has 30 orphaned grandchildren to care for. Photograph: Jane Fallon Griffin

Ten-year-old Stuart flits across the worn wooden plank linking the trench surrounding his family’s modest compound with the outside world. He halts br(...)

Tailor and machine mechanic Judith Nassaka at work in an AFRIpads factory in Masaka. Photograph: Louise McLoughlin

Phionah was in school when she first menstruated. She recalls that she bled through her uniform, and the boys and girls laughed at her so she ran out(...)

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