Bobi Wine Sparked a Movement in Uganda. Its Supporters Want a Revolution

A supporter of Uganda’s opposition holds posters of pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, in Kampala, Uganda, Sept. 20, 2018 (AP photo by Ronald Kabuubi).
A supporter of Uganda’s opposition holds posters of pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, in Kampala, Uganda, Sept. 20, 2018 (AP photo by Ronald Kabuubi).

KAMPALA, Uganda—When Maria Ledochowska Nnatabi wears a red beret in her village in eastern Uganda, her neighbors whisper warnings. “My daughter, you’re going to be killed,” they tell her. “Please remove that beret—your life comes first.” She keeps it on anyway. As a 25-year-old youth leader in People Power, a political movement that is shaking up Uganda’s stifled politics, she has decided to stop being afraid. “The thing we have to do as a movement is see how can we get fear out of these people,” she says. Red emerged as the color of political resistance in Uganda in 2017, […]

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