The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies due to social distancing norms and nationwide lockdowns. People and organisations all over the world have had to adjust to new ways of work and life. In conversation with Nanjira Sambuli, we explore the possible solutions.
Popular Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagualnyi is the first formidable challenge to the current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni since he took power in 1986. He represents both an ideological, generational, ethnic and regional challenge to Museveni's long stranglehold on thew Ugandan society. As Moderator Irene Ikomu, lawyer Irene Ovonji Odida, Makerere lecturer Daniel Ruhweza, journalist Raymond Mujuni, and scholar John Keshon Muhindo admit, Bobi Wine's effect will last long past this election and unleash a new evolving era of inevitable shift in Ugandan and regional politics.
Elections will be properly respected when the society in question has been atomised into a collection of self-interested individuals dependent on the state.
Facebook removed content engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour six days before Uganda’s presidential election. In conversation with The Elephant, Tessa Knight opines on the process that led to this happening and the role of big tech in politics.
In recent months it has felt like election rigging has run riot. Citizens killed, beaten and intimidated and election results falsified in Uganda. Ballot boxes illegally thrown out of windows so their votes for the opposition can be dumped in the bin in Belarus. Widespread censorship and intimidation of opposition candidates and supporters in Tanzania. […]
Africans' lack of knowledge about our own shared refugee experiences continues to fuel hate and discrimination on the continent.
The recently concluded Ugandan elections have brought to the fore the use of state violence to suppress dissent and opposition. Importantly, it has raised questions on the legitimacy and the role of the state in responding to the will of the people. Whose state, is it anyway? Daniel Kalinaki opines.
Facebook removed content engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior six days before Uganda’s presidential election.
Our various peoples had clear democratic practices in their pre-colonial political formations without the inconvenience of political parties. It is high time we learned from our indigenous heritages.
Uganda’s longtime President Yoweri Museveni has secured a sixth term in office that will take his reign into a fourth decade following a poll his rivals say was marred by irregularities and opposition leaders rejecting the results. For most Ugandan's however, the turn of events have made them question not only the effectiveness of elections but also the place of the Ugandan state in their lives.