Uganda

36 million people
510 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Partly Free
Not Free

News & Updates

The Ugandan Supreme COurt has dismissed presidential candidate's Amama Mbabazi's challenge of the February election results.

As voters headed to the polls on February 18, Ugandans experienced difficulties accessing social media and faced postponements, lack of voting materials, and increased military presence. 

Freedom House urges security forces, all political parties, and militia groups such as the Crime Preventers to refrain from violence.

Opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was briefly detained in Kampala following clashes between police and supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change party. 

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Experts

Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs


Vice President for International Programs; Vice President for Emergency Assistance Programs and Multilateral Initiatives


Issues: 

Signature Reports

Special Reports

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

Programs

In September 2010, Freedom House led a four-day International Joint Partnership Freedom of Expression mission to Uganda to examine the country’s freedom of expression environment in light of a prop

Freedom House is working to empower civil society to advance domestic justice and put an end to impunity, while also strengthening intra- and inter-regional networks of advocates working to advance this issue.