Museveni, From Bobi Wine's Liberator to Tormentor

When African musicians take the path of challenging autocratic governments, they mostly end up enduring unimaginable levels of persecution - and Uganda's Bobi Wine is one such example. Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986, when Bobi Wine was only 4 years old, but like any other dictator, the more Museveni sees the Ugandan public following Bobi Wine's music, and supporting his brand of politics, the more he is taking a more radical and brutal approach, bent on silencing any opposition threat to his firm grip on power.

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President Yoweri Museveni with Bobi Wine in 2017 before things fell apart (file photo).

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