Uganda

Uganda’s social media tax leads to sharp drop in internet users

By Eddie Haywood, 9 March 2019

The government of President Yoweri Museveni, in power for three decades, regards social media with intense hostility and suspicion.

US intensifies military training operations across Africa

By Eddie Haywood, 8 April 2017

The growing number of training exercises and operations coordinated by AFRICOM point to a “pivot to Africa” and make clear Washington’s aim of imperialist domination of the African continent.

US employs former child soldiers as mercenaries

By Sybille Fuchs, 31 October 2012

The US is increasingly using private security forces to wage its wars and maintain its occupation of countries after the withdrawal of regular troops.

Kony 2012 and the promotion of “humanitarian” wars

By Andre Damon, 21 March 2012

The central impulse behind US involvement in Uganda is the drive to dominate the region’s recently discovered oil reserves and its other natural resources, as part of the broader struggle for influence in Africa between the US, China and the former colonial European powers.

“Walk-To-Work” protests shake Ugandan capital city

By Eddie Haywood, 19 October 2011

Tear gas and gunshots shook downtown Kampala as the “Walk-To-Work” protests resumed on Monday morning after a hiatus in April.

US deploys Special Forces troops to central Africa

By Eddie Haywood and Alex Lantier, 17 October 2011

US President Barack Obama has deployed roughly 100 special operations troops to central Africa, as part of an offensive targeting the leadership of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Ugandan President Museveni proposes land giveaways to international business interests

By our correspondent, 10 September 2011

Museveni’s proposal for a massive giveaway of public lands to an international sugar conglomerate is the latest in a long string of policies that underscore the government’s corrupt subservience to global financial interests.

Police repress Ugandan protests

By a correspondent, 20 August 2011

On August 10 police in Masaka, Uganda assaulted a demonstration called against the rising cost of living.

Ugandan police open fire on protesters

By Susan Garth, 3 May 2011

Police have opened fire on protesters in Uganda and imprisoned many in recent days.

Ugandan elections: Museveni holds onto power

By Chris Talbot, 19 March 2001

President Yoweri Museveni won the presidential elections in Uganda by a substantial majority. He gained 69.3 percent of the vote, whilst his main opponent Dr Kizza Besigye won 27.8 percent. Turnout was 70.3 percent, and the other four contenders won 3 percent between them.