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.
Yoweri Museveni has held power for 32 years in Uganda where the majority of the population is 25 years old or younger. Is his grip on power finally being challenged?
Politicians critical of President Yoweri Museveni sparked two days of anti-government demonstrations in the country during which the president's convoy was stoned.
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.
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