In his new song, “Corona Virus Alert,” Wine and collaborator Nubian Li highlight prevention measures against the virus, which now has been reported in at least 46 of Africa's 54 countries.
Police fired tear gas as they dispersed the crowd outside the capital, Kampala. Gunfire was heard but it was not clear if live rounds or rubber bullets were fired.
Ugandan pop star-turned-leading opposition figure Bobi Wine said he was ready to take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections.
On June 3, Christian pilgrims remember converts who were killed by a young king in colonial times, but it is a story that has long been manipulated for political gain.
Autocratic leaders in Africa are increasingly relying on internet blackouts to silence young people who use social media to mobilise against post-colonial political structures across the continent.
Officially called Robert Kyagulanyi, the singer-turned-MP is a popular voice against longtime President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders. He faces treason charges.
Francis Zaake is on his way to the airport to travel to India for treatment, his lawyer said. Ugandan capital Kampala was on Friday rocked by protests after Zaake and another opposition lawmaker were prevented from leaving the country.
Robert Kyagulanyi, a musician-turned-lawmaker who goes by the stage name Bobi Wine, and four other lawmakers were arrested on August 13 on suspicion of involvement in the stoning of a presidential convoy during a parliamentary by-election campaign.
Protests have erupted in the Ugandan capital city of Kampala following the arrests of a number of opposition lawmakers, including pop star-turned politician Bobi Wine.
"Ghetto President" Bobi Wine brings his crusade for social justice and equality to Uganda's Parliament.
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