Uganda’s famed pop star and lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly referred to by his stage name Bobi Wine, has been named a 2019 Global Thinker by the Foreign Policy magazine.
The magazine named him under the 10 thinkers in its Activism And The Arts section of its annual list. It described him as a rallying point for the youth and fight for the dignity of the poor.
It chronicled Bobi Wine’s headaches over 2018 as he led protests against a social media tax. He got arrested, claims torture in detention before he struggled to be allowed to seek medical attention in the United States. He is currently facing charges before a magistrate court.
What FM wrote about the ‘People Power’ leader
Uganda’s firebrand singer-turned-politician grew up poor in Kampala. Today, he represents a section of the city as a member of parliament.
Bobi Wine, born Robert Kyagulanyi, has rallied Uganda’s youth by arguing against a proposed social media tax and fighting for the dignity of the poor.
Ugandan soldiers attempted to silence Wine in August 2018, first beating him brutally and then bringing him to trial for treason in a military court, although he is a civilian.
Wine recovered, picked up attention in the international media, and his “people power” campaign continues, undeterred
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