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Following the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) directive to telecommunications providers to shut down social media platforms in advance of President Museveni’s inauguration to another five ye

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.



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


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.


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.