Local media reports that Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, is arrested for allegedly contravening electoral guidelines which require candidates not to have over 200 supporters at a rally.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed is being pressed behind the scenes to allow mediation on Tigray conflict that has spilled into neighbouring Eritrea and rocked wider Horn of Africa, diplomats say.
As Ethiopia’s conflict with its Tigray region intensifies, with rockets being fired at Eritrea’s capital Asmara, the danger of the conflict drawing in regional actors heightens.
Officials say assailants of the armed group CODECO killed 22 civilians in the village of Koli and in the second attack, two soldiers, a civilian and five members of the ADF militia were killed in Beni.
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.
Fatalities were caused by police firing on protesters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A senior UN official responded to the protests and attacks against peacekeepers and Ebola health workers, saying they were planned, organised and funded.
Some citizens claim Uganda is still not independent citing corruption and foreign interventions while others say the end of colonial rule should be celebrated regardless of challenges.
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.
As Rwanda marked 25 years since its devastating genocide last Sunday, here's a critical look at the country's president Paul Kagame, whose leadership is often hailed as an African success story.
The Rwandan genocide was not the tale of two supposedly savage tribes in an African country. Instead, European colonialism helped plant the seeds of future tragedy.
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.
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