Bobi Wine

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Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine: plans to run for president in January 2021. Photograph: Biko Macoins

As Africa tops 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, activists and opposition politicians are accusing the continent’s leaders of using the crisis to i(...)

Inside the offices of Radio King 90.2FM in Gulu, northern Uganda, where presenter Okeng Isaac Jans dedicates segments of his show to connect loved ones. Photograph: Sally Hayden

A radio station in northern Uganda has been reuniting people separated by the country’s coronavirus-related travel ban, which split families, lovers a(...)

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(...)

The arrest of Ugandan  filmmaker Moses Bwayo has been condemned by the US and EU embassies, as well as international press freedom groups.  Photograph: Reuters/Abubaker Lubowa

Ugandan journalist Moses Bwayo – who is facing charges for working on a long-term documentary about musician and opposition leader Bobi Wine – was rel(...)

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been arrested. File photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Police in Uganda on Monday fired tear gas to disperse supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine when he tried to hold a rally, unders(...)

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(...)

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine, speaks to people at Kibera slum in Nairobi,  Kenya. Photograph: Biko Macoins/AFP/Getty Images

In the Kampala slum where he grew up, Robert Kyagulanyi is king. Walking the streets of the poor Kamwokya neighbourhood, the member of parliament gre(...)