2021 NEWS CATEGORY WINNERS
1st Place, News
A New Uganda
A supporter of Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, waves a Ugandan flag after being refused access to Kyagulanyi’s home. This was after Kyagulanyi was forcibly escorted out of the city centre immediately after his nomination as a presidential candidate for the 2021 General Elections in Uganda on December 3rd 2020.
2nd Place, News
Denis Ssenono is dragged by riot police to Nalufenya police station in Jinja district for protesting the arrest of Kyagulanyi Robert, popularly known as Bobi Wine, on November 18th 2020. Mr. Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka district in Eastern Uganda by security officials for allegedly flouting ministry of Health SOPs on COVID-19. After two days in detention Mr. Ssenono, one of the candidate’s entourage, was charged alongside many other opposition supporters arrested the same day.
3rd Place, News
As Ugandans learned of an imminent second lockdown, many decided to travel to their home districts where they could live more cheaply than in the capital and tap into the social safety net of rural relatives to survive the loss of income caused by the shutting down of businesses. One such passenger, a lady carrying a baby, is pictured here holding an umbrella to shield herself and her child from the scorching sun as she waits to board a Link Bus on Wednesday 9th June 2021.
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