As Commonwealth leaders meet in Rwanda, few believe Boris Johnson’s assessment of the country. Index speaks with the adopted daughters of Hotel Rwanda’s Paul Rusesabagina, the jailed critic of President Kagame
The spring issue of Index magazine is special. We are celebrating 50 years of history and to such a milestone we've decided to look back at the...
The nation’s natural resources are being plundered and it’s those doing the damage who are being protected
The Autumn issue of Index magazine focuses on the struggle for environmental justice by indigenous campaigners. Anticipating the United Nations...
Jodie Ginsberg on Uganda trying to censor its musicians and filmmakers (The World Tonight, BBC World Service, 26 February 2019)
Uganda’s government is proposing regulations that will affect all artists in the country. These include vetting new songs, videos and film...
More than 130 musicians, writers and artists, together with many British and Ugandan members of parliament, have signed a petition calling on Uganda to drop plans for regulations that include vetting songs, videos and film scripts prior to their release. Musicians, producers, promoters, filmmakers and all other artists would also have to register with the government and obtain a licence that can be revoked for a range of violations.
A conference followed by a day of performance to consider hip hop’s role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world.
An international coalition of organisations has called for immediate action to condemn the internet shutdown in Uganda
Having recently opened the first of several new film schools in eastern Africa, playwright and art awards nominee David Cecil spoke to Index about his transition from theatre production to African film production