A supporter of Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni celebrates in Kampala on Saturday after their candidate was declared winner of the presidential elections. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/ AP

Following a tarnished election marked by tanks on the streets to “maintain order”, the repression of opposition voices and the press, and a lockdown o(...)

Supporters of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) rest at a petrol station as they celebrate the victory of President Yoweri Museveni after the results of the presidential election in Kampala, Uganda.  Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

As Yoweri Museveni was once again declared the winner of Uganda’s presidency, soldiers, police and special forces were stationed outside the house of (...)

Uganda’s Museveni declared winner of presidential poll, rival alleges fraud. Photograph: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged wide(...)

 Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, otherwise known as Bobi Wine, casts his ballot in the presidential elections in Kampala, Uganda.  Photograph: EPA/STR

Hundreds of people were already lined up in Magere, on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala, as soldiers carried ballot boxes into polling st(...)

 Election posters for presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu otherwise known as Bobi Wine adorn a locked store front in the capital Kampala. Photograph: EPA/STR

Uganda has blocked internet access nationwide ahead of Thursday’s elections – the most anticipated elections in the country in decades. Former rebel (...)


On Thursday, the people of Uganda will cast their ballots in that country’s 2021 presidential election. The incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, is a(...)

Christopher Muhumza, 27, a boda boda driver, wanted to run for a parliamentary position, but couldn’t afford the 3 million Ugandan shillings registration fee. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In Kamwokya, a packed slum in the middle of Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, many locals are hesitant to talk about the upcoming elections, despite the(...)

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine, aka Robert Kyagulanyi, speaks at a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine has said the only way to avenge his murdered supporters is to “liberate” Uganda, days after one of his bodygu(...)

Supporters of Ugandan pop star- turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine,  protest on the streets of Kampala following his arrest on Wednesday. Photograph:  Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty Images

Sixteen people have been killed in Uganda in operations by military and police personnel battling to put down protests over the arrest of presidential(...)

Ethiopian migrants who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray cooka meal in the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, Sudan, on Saturday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Some African and European nations pressed Ethiopia behind the scenes on Monday to allow mediation of a war in a northern region that has spilled in(...)

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