Ugandan government bans live media coverage of opposition activities

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A vendor displays newspapers whose front pages show a portrait of re-elected President Yoweri Museveni, at a kiosk in Kampala, Uganda, 17 January 2021, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

President Museveni threatens to bankrupt “Daily Monitor”

Ugandan President Museveni threatens to take legal action against “Daily Monitor” newspaper over an article alleging his inner circle received the COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of prioritised Ugandan citizens.

A YouTube screenshot of the Bizonto Comedians appearing in the skit that resulted in their arrest, Kampala, Uganda, 15 July 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnbMDDihFAk

Ugandan comedy group Bizonto charged with promoting sectarianism

The four journalists were briefly held incommunicado before being charged with the promotion of sectarianism for their comedy skits in July 2020.

Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, and supporters outside the UN Human Rights Office office in Kampala, as journalists are assaulted by Uganda Military Police, 17 February 2021, BADRU KATUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Disciplinary measures against Ugandan army officers shrouded in mystery

The head of the Ugandan military apologises for the February 17 attack on journalists, promises to pay medical bills and claims officers have been disciplined.