Ugandan Journalist Andrew Mwenda Speaks On The State of Democracy in Uganda
Andrew M. Mwenda, Uganda-born journalist and political activist speaks with Afrobeatradio’s Wuyi Jacobs on the State of democracy in Uganda and on many other topics, including, press freedom in Uganda, the Anti-Gay Bill going through the Uganda Parliament and his opposition to Western aid to Africa and more. Mr. Mwenda’s admits to unorthodox political views on several controversial issues both in his country and on the African continent. His regular columns can be read in Uganda’s The Independent.
Andrew M. Mwenda is the founding Managing Editor of The Independent, Uganda’s premier current affairs news magazine. He was also host of Andrew Mwenda Live, a popular prime time radio talk-show in Uganda until it was banned. His newspaper’s office and his home have been raided and ransacked by state security agencies of Uganda several times. Andrew Mwenda is facing 23 criminal charges in Ugandan courts with a cumulative sentence of 115 years in jail. He has refused to go to exile or back down, saying he prefers to die defending the cause of liberty than to live by acquiescing to tyranny. Andrew Mwenda is a recipient of the prestigious Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship. Mr. Mwenda joins AfrobeatRadio courtesy of Yale University.