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Two men in military uniforms sit on a military vehicle.

How the Army Is Swallowing the Ugandan State

When civilian institutions are undermined, soldiers step in.

A Congolese army tank heads towards the front line near Kibumba in the area surrounding the North Kivu city of Goma on May 25 during clashes between the Congolese army and M23 rebels.
A Congolese army tank heads towards the front line near Kibumba in the area surrounding the North Kivu city of Goma on May 25 during clashes between the Congolese army and M23 rebels.

The Rebirth of Congo’s Rebellion

The M23 rebel group is back, threatening to take much of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—and sparking wider regional tensions.

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Uganda and Congo Are at War With the Islamic State

Denying the links between the Allied Democratic Forces and militant Islamists will endanger civilians.

A Ugandan police officer stands at the doorway of a bullet-riddled house.
A Ugandan police officer stands at the doorway of a bullet-riddled house.

The Myth of ‘Stray Bullets’ in Uganda

A year ago, the state shot to death scores of citizens. No one has been held accountable.

Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda stands under a shelter during his enthronement ceremony in 1993.
Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda stands under a shelter during his enthronement ceremony in 1993.

How Land Reform Became Uganda’s Most Controversial Problem

The land debate is a tussle for power between an indigenous kingdom and an authoritarian state.

A health care worker salutes from a window of the Mulago National Referral Hospital on the first day of the country’s vaccination rollout after it received the first batch of AstraZeneca doses in Kampala, Uganda, on March 10.
A health care worker salutes from a window of the Mulago National Referral Hospital on the first day of the country’s vaccination rollout after it received the first batch of AstraZeneca doses in Kampala, Uganda, on March 10.

Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa

To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.

Security officers record Bobi Wine.
Security officers record Bobi Wine.

Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship

Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.

Venezuelan migrants stay at migrant shelter.
Venezuelan migrants stay at migrant shelter.

Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money

Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.

Tourists photograph elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Tourists photograph elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong

Environmentalists’ intent on saving the planet by protecting natural habitats are creating human disasters of their own.

Supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and local and foreign journalists are assaulted by Uganda Military Police outside the U.N. Human Rights Offices in Kampala on Feb. 17.
Supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and local and foreign journalists are assaulted by Uganda Military Police outside the U.N. Human Rights Offices in Kampala on Feb. 17.

Is Uganda Returning to the “Dark Days”?

As protesters disappear, Bobi Wine’s opposition is demanding answers from the Museveni regime.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stops to speak to supporters as he heads back to his residence in Kampala, Uganda, on Jan. 21.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stops to speak to supporters as he heads back to his residence in Kampala, Uganda, on Jan. 21.

Uganda’s Museveni Won’t Go Quietly

Emboldened by his recent reelection and longtime Western support, the entrenched president appears determined to quash his opposition.

Activist Stella Nyanzi is arrested by police officers at a protest for more government food distribution amid the coronavirus lockdown in Kampala, Uganda, on May 18, 2020.
Activist Stella Nyanzi is arrested by police officers at a protest for more government food distribution amid the coronavirus lockdown in Kampala, Uganda, on May 18, 2020.

Uganda’s Chief Provocateur

Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.

Newly released child soldiers stand with rifles during their release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan, on February 7, 2018.
Newly released child soldiers stand with rifles during their release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan, on February 7, 2018.

The U.N. Secretary-General Is Letting Powerful Countries Get Away With Killing Kids

By removing Saudi Arabia and other serial violators of children’s human rights from the annual list of shame, António Guterres is weakening one of the U.N.’s most effective accountability mechanisms.

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Kenya Face Shields

If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will

With frustration rising over haphazard responses to the coronavirus, community networks are filling the void across the continent.

Pregnant women sit as they wait for their turn at a coronavirus testing center
Pregnant women sit as they wait for their turn at a coronavirus testing center

Family Planning Efforts Upended by the Coronavirus

In India and around the world, community health workers are being rerouted to deal with the pandemic—with dangerous results.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.
A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It

In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

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