Islamic State Expands in Africa

Guadi Calvo Almost imperceptibly, for the international press, Daesh or Islamic State (ISCAP), also called Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), has not only settled in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but, through constant attacks, is expanding while strengthening ties with “sister” organizations operating in the rest of the continent. The ADF, founded in 1985, which originated…

COVID-19 in Uganda: A Lockdown Foretold

Denis Bukenya, PHM UgandaThe pricing and availability of vaccines remains a huge issue in Uganda. A lagging vaccine program and shortages of vital medical equipment has contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Uganda. Meanwhile, the private sector has been thriving According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 74,260 confirmed…

US Fakes ISIS Threat in Congo to Justify AFRICOM Presence

The US continues to insist that ISIS is to blame for recent violence in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996, despite the fact that hardly any Muslims reside in the mineral-rich country. A UN Group of Experts found “no link” between Islamic jihadists and rebel groups, said Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese…

A Place the World Has Forgotten: Inside the Horror Show of Northern Uganda

Otim Tonny Joseph Kony in the bush. [Source: observer.ug] The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) began as an evolution of the ‘Holy Spirit Movement’—a rebellion against president Museveni’s oppression of northern Uganda, led by Alice Lakwena. The Acholi people of the north had allied with Museveni’s rival in the Ugandan bush war, Milton Obote (Ugandan President…

#redpearl​ and #UgandaIsBleeding​ Movement & Why it Matters

The crisis in Uganda is a long and bloody one, with a recent election full of controversy and violence. What is the #redpearl​ and #UgandaIsBleeding​ movement about, who are the people involved, who is supporting them, and why all of this matters to us. Jacqueline Luqman of @luqmannation1 interviewed @BlackStarNews1 founder Milton Allimadi (@allimadi) about…

Uganda: Police, COVID-19, and Elections

Ready for Revolution British colonizers formed the paramilitary Uganda Police Force under the name “Uganda Armed Constabulary” in 1899. Officers placed in leadership positions had experience policing for British interests in Palestine, Jamaica, Gambia, Nigeria, and Kenya, qualifying them to suppress mass rebellions against the colonial government. The only place where Negroes did not revolt…

Uganda: Bob Wine Rocks the Vote but Museveni Claims Victory

Ann Garrison Ugandan pop star turned presidential candidate Bobi Wine is not Sankara or Lumumba, but he has risked his life to mount a fierce challenge to the 36-year dictatorship of President Yoweri Museveni. “These elections were not credible, not transparent and will not be acceptable.” Thirty-six year dictator Yoweri Museveni claims that he won…

After Alleging Election Fraud, Opposition Faces Persecution in Uganda

Peoples Dispatch Security forces deployed outside Bobi Wine’s house. (Photo: Bobi Wine Twitter handle) In the presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda held simultaneously on January 14, long time president Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement were declared victorious despite multiple allegations of rigging In the aftermath of the declaration of results for the…

“Coronavirus and Black Lives Matters is a Double Revolution that Opens a Possibility for Africa to Change its Relationship with the West”

Alex Anfruns In his youth, Professor Yash Tandon was a presidential adviser to Uganda’s government soon after the country’s political independence. Because president Milton Obote tried to change the economic structure of the country in order to achieve real independence, as the first president of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah advocated, a coup d’etat broke out which…

Uganda: Profiling US Meddling Across Africa

Tony Cartalucci While China builds roads, rail, pipelines, airports, seaports, and factories across Africa, the United States finds itself resigned to selling weapons and stirring up conflicts between and within African states to disrupt the rise of the continent independent of Western hegemony. Part of stirring up conflict involves political subversion. In Uganda, the US…