In the name of national security, or silencing civil society?

In 2017, days before Igara West legislator Raphael Magyezi could table his private member’s Bill that ultimately steered the scrapping of the constitutional age limits on presidential candidates, Louis Kasekende, then Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda, wrote to the managing director of Standard Chartered Bank, ordering him to freeze accounts of ActionAid, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

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