Uganda’s top shots in 2018: Tears, arrests and Bobi Wine

Police_officersDemonstration. Police officers arrest Makerere University guild president Papa Were (in tie) and a colleague at Makerere University during a protest on April 16. The students were protesting a range of changes at the university including the scrapping of meals in halls of residence. Uganda_cranesBasking in victory. Uganda cranes players lift coach Sébastien Desabre after a 1-0 win against Cape Verde at Namboole stadium on November 16. The win saw Uganda qualify for the African Cup of Nations slated to take place next year in Cameroon. Police_and_armyBrutality. Police and army pounce on a man whom they believed was among the demonstrators during the protests to release Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, over continued detention at Makindye Military Barracks in August.Army_Brutality
Brutality. An NTV video grab shows soldiers beating up Reuters photojournalist James Akena as he covered the protests over the detention of several Opposition MPs in Kampala on MondayInfrastructureInfrastructure. People enjoy a walk on the Nile Bridge that was commissioned by President Museveni on October 17.Bobi_WineCheers. Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine cheers his supporters upon arrival at his home in Magere, Kasangati in Wakiso District on September 20old_woman_Assistance+pixAssistance. The elderly being ferried on wheelbarrows to receive their senior citizen grant under the government Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment programme in Napak District on September 4journalist_Abubaker_LubowaDaily Monitor photo journalist Abubaker Lubowa blocks a police officer from punching a fellow journalist at Police headquarters in Naguru, when journalists were barred from covering the Kirumira proceedings on April 19, 2018.Dramatic_stuntsDramatic stunts. Guest Rider Ray Leybovich goes airborne during the third round of Uganda Motor Cross Event at Busika race track on April 1Boat_tragedyBoat tragedy. Fishermen at Mutima Beach in Mukono District try to pull out the wreckage of MV Templar which capsized and killed 33 people on Lake Victoria on November 24. The wreckage was retrieved after five days.Disability_Celebrating_victoryCelebrating victory. A voter with disability joins others to celebrate their candidates’ win during the LC1 elections in Market Zone Wabigalo, Makindye Division, Kampala in July