Yoweri Museveni

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Internet back on in Uganda as Museveni is declared elections winner

After 5 days of no internet access since the eve of elections, Uganda's government has announced that they have switched the internet back on after the incumbent Yoweri Museveni was announced as the winner. However, social media access appears to still be a problem.

#UgandaDecides amidst failing biometric machines and an internet shutdown

Amidst a total internet shutdown which is being blamed for failing biometric identity verification machines, Ugandans turned out for voting in large numbers.

Museveni sued for blocking student on Twitter

In a case filed at the High Court in Kampala, a Ugandan student studying at Harvard University is suing President Yoweri Museveni for blocking him on Twitter. He alleges that one of the few ways to keep up with politics Uganda is through the social media platform.

President Museveni has issued a directive to effectively ban sports betting in Uganda

Uganda's President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has issued a directive to ban sports betting which will likely dent the prospects of expansion of the likes of online sports betting company, SportPesa.

The power of social media in Uganda

Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.

Social media activism a threat to Uganda's Museveni

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.

Uganda’s social media tax is causing a ruckus

In a shocking move, Uganda's government has implemented a law requiring mobile users to pay taxes on using social media apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To voice their frustrations, Ugandans took to Twitter informing the world about the law forcing citizens to pay 200 Ugandan shillings,