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 surveillance camera in Kampala:  some say such gadgets contradict the central tenets of democratic society. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Alex gestures up from a busy road, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, at a shiny camera on a long white pole. “They are watching you,” he smiles. “They a(...)

A Sudanese soldier sits on the shoulders of a demonstrator outside the defence ministry in Khartoum on Tuesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Deposed ex-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum’s grim high-security Kobar prison from the presidential residence, family sour(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil could be in line for a $200 million (€177 million) boost this year after agreeing a tax settlement with Uganda’s government. The deal will (...)

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(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Uganda’s prominent opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine  appears in court to face treason charges.  Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

A Ugandan pop star-turned-politician who opposes the long-time president has been charged with treason in a civilian court, minutes after a military c(...)

Diana, a shop assistant in Buziga, Kampala, claims business in phone credit is down 90 per cent since Uganda’s social media tax came in on July 1st. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

In the minutes after midnight last Saturday night, at Kampala’s Big Kafunda bar, patrons began to look confusedly at their phones. “The reception in h(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California. Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In coaxing the tech masters of the universe into opening their international headquarters in Dublin, the State wrote them a blank cheque in reputation(...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

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