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A few days ago, I had the opportunity of being interviewed by David Pilling, a celebrated award-winning editor and reporter with the Financial Times, which is one of the leading, most sought after newspapers in the world. He came down to Kamwokya and we spent some time with our people in the Ghetto. He wrote this amazing article which came out yesterday- definitely one of the best I’ve read. Take a read. ————————————————————————–
*Bobi Wine: ‘I will walk you round my ghetto’* The rapper turned MP explains why he is risking everything to take on Uganda’s president
July 12, 2019 11:07 am by David Pilling
“Welcome to the ghetto.” Rarely if ever can a Lunch with the FT, whose encounters more often take place in a Manhattan bistro or Mayfair grill, have begun with such words. But today I’m lunching in a Kampala slum with Bobi Wine, the self-styled “ghetto president” and bête noire of Uganda’s political establishment.

At 37, Wine has built on his fame as a rapper and musical activist to win a seat in parliament and put himself in a position to mount a credible — if as yet undeclared — presidential bid in 2021. In the process, he has been arrested multiple times, nearly beaten to death and become an icon of resistance not only for the young and dispossessed of Uganda but for youth across Africa.

The restaurant is a tiny construction of slatted clapboard, crude plasterwork, dirt floor and a corrugated iron roof propped up by poles. One side has no wall, leaving an entrance like a horses’ stable. We are seated at the only table, knocked together from scrap wood. MORE IS IN THE LINK IN MY BIO

A few days ago, I had the opportunity of being interviewed by David Pilling, a celebrated award-winning editor and reporter with the Financial Times, which is one of the leading, most sought after newspapers in the world. He came down to Kamwokya and we spent some time with our people in the Ghetto. He wrote this amazing article which came out yesterday- definitely one of the best I’ve read. Take a read. ————————————————————————–
*Bobi Wine: ‘I will walk you round my ghetto’* The rapper turned MP explains why he is risking everything to take on Uganda’s president
July 12, 2019 11:07 am by David Pilling
“Welcome to the ghetto.” Rarely if ever can a Lunch with the FT, whose encounters more often take place in a Manhattan bistro or Mayfair grill, have begun with such words. But today I’m lunching in a Kampala slum with Bobi Wine, the self-styled “ghetto president” and bête noire of Uganda’s political establishment.

At 37, Wine has built on his fame as a rapper and musical activist to win a seat in parliament and put himself in a position to mount a credible — if as yet undeclared — presidential bid in 2021. In the process, he has been arrested multiple times, nearly beaten to death and become an icon of resistance not only for the young and dispossessed of Uganda but for youth across Africa.

The restaurant is a tiny construction of slatted clapboard, crude plasterwork, dirt floor and a corrugated iron roof propped up by poles. One side has no wall, leaving an entrance like a horses’ stable. We are seated at the only table, knocked together from scrap wood. MORE IS IN THE LINK IN MY BIO

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