Ugandan academic and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi currently incarcerated at Luzira Prison serving an 18-month sentence for ‘cyber harassment’ has won the 2020 Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award.
Bobi Wine in Uganda does it; so do the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. The red beret is worn to signify the revolutionary. Its power lies in a symbolism that combines art and politics.
Photographs give unprecedented insight into the lives and humanity of those involved in the Ugandan rebel movement.
Conservation enthusiasts can experience the premiere of wildlife film, ‘Sides of a Horn’ which highlights the conflict between poachers and game rangers in communities. Film producers chose to create a short film, “to tell vital, urgent stories, and this story is as urgent as they come.”
African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
Spoken word artist and award-winning podcaster, George the Poet has declined to become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) based on the “colonial trauma inflicted on the children of Africa”.
Ugandan diplomat and humanitarian, Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS by the United Nations Secretary-General. She brings to the role more than 30 years of experience in political leadership and is set to advance a people-centered development agenda
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
The Uganda Police has come under criticism for its use of brutal force on opposition leaders and citizens following the attack on Dr. Kizza Besigye, one of Uganda’s most prominent opposition leaders and members of his party.