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Writers ignore risks to provoke Museveni

The Ugandan government is known for cracking down on writers who express strong dissent to President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the African country for 35 years. Despite the risks, two writers recently composed deliberately provocative pieces criticising the president. | HALIMA ATHUMANI | Early this month, Ashaba Annah wrote …

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Straight talker Shaka

Ssali retires from VOA | THE INDEPENDENT | Shaka Ssali, the Ugandan-born longtime anchor of the Voice of America (VOA) programnme ` Straight Talk Africa’ has officially retired. The 69-year old Shaka Ssali aka Kabale Kid who has been listed among Uganda’s leading intellectual exports signed out on May 19 …

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Burundi to suspend BBC and VOA radio broadcasts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17. The head of Burundi’s National Communications Council told journalists in the capital Bujumbura that a …

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