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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(...)

DJ Kampire on stage during  Nyege Nyege, the annual four-day international music festival, in Jinja, Uganda. Photograph:  Martin Kharumwa

Last September, I spent four days on the banks of the river Nile in eastern Uganda. All day and night there was music, from traditional instruments fu(...)

‘Naomi: ultra lightening lotion’ is available in carrot, aloe vera, papaya or lemon flavour, and comes from India. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In her packed cosmetics shop in Gulu, northern Uganda, Constance Akamo is fast running out of skin lighteners. The coronavirus lockdown means imports (...)

Children at a displaced persons camp in the Khokha district of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida. Photograph: Khaled Ziad/AFP via Getty Images

One in 97 people on Earth have now been forcibly displaced, according to the latest annual UN Refugee Agency global trends report, which says that 79.(...)

Street children queue to wash their hands outside Gulu main market before being given a meal. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

In the early weeks of the coronavirus lockdown, Okot Ronald Sande, a smiley 17 year old, was picking his way through the darkness to the alleyway he s(...)

Sex workers walk  home after receiving aid from an advocacy organisation at Bwaise slum in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni/AFP via Getty Images

It was two hours after Uganda’s evening curfew when a man came to the room where Anya stays and offered her 5,000 Ugandan shillings (€1.20) to sleep w(...)

Sir Samuel Baker Road in Gulu, northern Uganda, is named after a British explorer who is said to have laid the foundations for colonialism. Photograph: Sally Hayden

As statues of slave traders are torn down across Europe and the US, thousands of people have signed a petition to have the names of streets and landma(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

Ugandan activist Pat Robert Larubi is riding a motorbike across Uganda to deliver suncream to people with albinism. Photograph: Sally Hayden

A Ugandan activist is riding a motorbike across the country to deliver sunscreen to people with albinism, while calling for them to be recognised as a(...)

Stella Nyanzi: poet organised a protest for more food distribution to people financially struggling in the nationwide lockdown to curb coronavirus. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni/AFP

Activist and poet Stella Nyanzi was hauled away by police after leading a protest decrying Uganda’s “hunger pandemic” on Monday, as poor citizens acro(...)

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