Kampala

The They Come Out at Night Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's November Issue

We spoke with photographer Michele Sibiloni about the inspiration behind his nocturnal work in Kampala.
Michele Sibiloni
11.9.16
Photo

Photos of People in Uganda Partying Hard to Defy the Country's Repressive Laws

We spoke to the photographer who documented a red light district going strong in the face of draconian anti-sex laws.
Tshepo Mokoena; Photos: Michele Sibiloni
3.5.16
africa

Opposition Accuses Ruling Party of Fraud in Uganda's Presidential Election

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.
Melanie Gouby
2.19.16
africa

'Where Are the Ballots?' Anger and Suspicion Grow Over Delays in Uganda's Election

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."
Melanie Gouby
2.18.16
Quick Hits

Quick Hit: Political Arrest Sparks Unrest in Uganda

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.
VICE News
2.16.16
africa

Ugandan Opposition Rally Ends in Tear Gas and the Candidate Being Towed Away

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.
Melanie Gouby
2.15.16
africa

Riot Gear for Ugandan Police Ahead of Elections That May Challenge President's 30-Year-Rule

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.
VICE News and Reuters
2.9.16
africa

Uganda Accused of Crackdown on Journalists Ahead of Presidential Election

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.
VICE News
1.11.16
Snowboarding

The Ugandan Snowboarder Gunning for the Olympics

The places represented in the Winter Olympics, and snowboarding in particular, tend to be pretty easy to predict - North America, Europe, Japan every once in a while. But never Africa. Brolin Mawejje is looking to change that.
VICE Sports
10.1.15
africa

'Pride Is Assertiveness': Gay Ugandans Are Celebrating This Weekend, but Warn of Repercussions

VICE News spoke to some of the organizers of the East African country's gay pride celebration, who are excited but also warning attendees to be psychologically prepared for the aftermath.
Sally Hayden
8.7.15
africa

For Some, Independence Day Is About Commiseration, Not Celebration

South Sudan declared independence on July 9, four years ago. Since then, over 2.25 million people have been displaced by ongoing conflict. VICE News spoke to some of them.
Sally Hayden
7.9.15
Travel

Women in Uganda Can't Use Toilets Without Fear of Disease or Rape

In Uganda, only 19 percent of the population has access to toilets that are not shared and that protect them from direct contact with waste—conditions which poses a serious threat to women's health and safety.
Mansi Choksi
5.12.15
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