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.


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

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.