1. Bobi Wine, Uganda
Bobi Wine is not only a politician but also an actor and businessman. In central Uganda where Kyadondo East is, he was a member of parliament. He uses his People’s Power Movement to oppose Museveni who is president. He has been in prison due to several protests by him.
The activist studied at Makerere University. He did a Bachelors of Arts degree there. ‘Ghetto Republic of Uganja’ was formed by Bobi Wine in the music industry.
The 1982 born activist won the Pearl of Africa Music Awards. This was in 2005 and 2007.
Barbie Itungo who is Bobi’s wife has four children with Bobi Wine.
2. Omoleye Sowore, Nigeria
The Sahara Reporters founder is pro-democracy. He is a rights activist in Nigeria. His RevolutionNow protest got him arrested. This was done by the Nigerian State Security Service. He was accused of Treason. He has ever been a presidential candidate.
He studied at the University of Lagos. He did Geography and planning. This was from 1989. Student activism got him expelled for two years. He was the students union president in 1994. This was at the University of Lagos.
The rights activist has a master’s degree in Public Administration. This is from the University of Columbia.
3. John Mahama, Ghana
He was Ghana’s former president and is in the opposition. He was Vice President up to 2012. He then was President after John Atta Mills. This was in 2012. He was a candidate against Nana Akufo-Addo. This was during the elections of 2020. He was in the National Democratic Congress.
4. Julius Malema, South Africa
This politician from South Africa leads the Economic Freedom Fighters. The once African National Congress Youth League President and member of Parliament is in the opposition. This is against Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma’s presidency.
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He studied both at Mohlakaneng High School and the University of South Africa. He did a diploma in Youth Development.
5. Diane Rwigara, Rwanda
Rwigara is a women’s rights activist. She is also a businesswoman. This 2017 independent candidate was jailed by Paul Kagame’s government. This was due to insurrection charges. In 2018, Rwigara who is Kagame’s critic was given bail. This was together with her mother.