More than a million young Ugandans have been recruited into the ranks of the "Crime Preventers" vigilante group — a government-backed youth which it's alleged influenced the recent election.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni will continue his 30-year reign after an election that ended with the leading opposition candidate under house arrest.
Ugandan police arrested the opposition candidate and several members of his Forum for Democratic Change party for saying the government's official preliminary vote numbers, which put the current president on track to win a fifth term, are fraudulent.
VICE News is on the ground in Uganda, where voters are frustrated by delays in delivering ballot papers for today's election and concerned over whether the process is "free and fair."
Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was hauled off by police during a rally in Kampala on Monday, three days before national elections set for Thursday.
Dr. Kizza Besigye reportedly took the wrong road to his campaign rally and was held by police, sparking a day of unrest throughout Kampala as his supporters and security forces clashed in the streets.
The country is ramping up security efforts as 71-year-old incumbent Yoweri Museveni seeks a fifth term as the East African country's president.
A new report from Human Rights Watch says state officials are intimidating journalists and other critics of government policies ahead of next month's election.
The African Union has said it's prepared to send thousands of peacekeepers to Burundi, but President Pierre Nkurunziza says he’ll "respond" if they cross the border without his permission.
Burundi, which UN officials say is on the brink of civil war, said there is no need for a peacekeeping mission. But the AU has invoked a rule which allows it to deploy a force without a country's consent.
Stressing the severity of the situation in Burundi, High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein spoke less than a week after armed men waged early morning attacks on multiple military bases in and outside of the capital of Bujumbura.
Uganda's legislature will consider the latest draft of a controversial law — titled "The Prohibition of Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices" — by December.