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Who is Anthony Wameli Yeboah?

Full details of Anthony Wameli Biography, Anthony Wameli is a Ugandan politician, attorney, a senior lawyer at Wameli & Co Advocates and Solicitors, Kampala Uganda, a businessman and a human rights advocate.

Anthony Wameli Biography

Early Life and Education

Anthony Wameli Yeboah was born in Namisindwa District, Bugishu Sub-Region in the Eastern part of Uganda. Wameli attended Kamwokya Islamic Nursery and Primary School; then City High School, Kololo from where he proceeded to Busoga and Tororo Colleges for his O’ Level education.

Wameli, then joined Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga, for his A’ Level education. After, Wameli got admitted for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Makerere University. However, he never pursued education to the end.

He was given the Education day programme, private sponsorship but half sponsored by the university because his mother was a secretary at the school of education. However, his mother had a dream one day, in the first two weeks of study at the university and this dream; his mother saw a big word “Justice”.

So when she saw that word in the dream she woke up and told his son that “I think u need to change the course and study Law”. But Wameli protested at first arguing that the course was so expensive, long study period, and very tough as compared to education saying he can’t handle it.

However, his mother insisted and finally he had to take on the law course. Wameli studied for a bachelor’s degree in Law at Makerere University from 2000-2004. 

After, he proceeded to the Law Development Center, Kampala Uganda. 

Wameli as well as a Certificate in International Human Rights and Good governance from Copenhagen Business School. Master’s Program (Master) Domestic Human Rights, Makerere University.

Work and Experience

Anthony Wameli Yeboah is the founder and Managing Partner, Wameli & Co. Advocates which employs 8 Advocates and has nurtured over 300 advocates through internship and practice. Wameli’s legal firm began in August 2008. 

Wameli has served as a lawyer for over 13 years with a wide range of experience, including representing suspects with high profile cases like terrorism and treason.

He served as a Magistrate Grade 1 in the Chief Magistrate of Nakasongola for about 3 years that’s in September 2009-April 2011. He retired and embarked on his legal practice and to focus on his law firm something he does best.

Wameli is a general practitioner but has a bias in constitutional law, Human Rights Defense, High profile criminal Defense and Land Laws. Sometimes you will find him in the Magistrates court, in the Labour court, and by the time he takes up your case, you will be speaking the same language.

By the time Wameli completed University he had turned Born Again, a very prayerful and religious fellow and still is. He was involved in a Christian gospel Mission in Tororo after university.

 Wameli did not look for a job after his Bachelor in Law; he was called for a job at a law firm in Kampala while in Tororo on a Christian gospel mission.

Wameli left Tororo, came back to Kampala and met a gentleman called Lutiba Daniel who had called him for a job, a very wonderful man with his wife Patricia as he describes them. 

By then the law firm was called Omuni Legal advocates before it changed to Lutiba and Co. Advocates. “So, he asked me whether I wanted to work, I said yes I want, he asked me whether I was a born again, I said you called me from a mission ground, I have been preaching. He said you have the job, so the following day I started working with Omuni Legal Advocates”.

But serving as an attorney was not enough for Wameli, he thought of becoming a judicial officer and hopefully, he applied for the job of a Magistrate.

However, by the time Wameli applied he had not yet obtained his certificate for LDC, he had completed and waiting for graduation. He dropped in an application for a Magistrates post when he didn’t have enough paperwork, one of them was pending, and that’s the LDC Certificate. 

But by faith, he applied for the post, after two years after he had graduated, enrolled as an advocate at the High Court of Uganda, working with his company Wameli and Company Advocates; Wameli received a text message from the Judicial Service Commission inviting him for an interview.

Wameli was offered the Magistrates post after the interview.

By the time he became a Magistrate, he already had a Law Firm and he thought someone would buy out his interest in his law firm, continue with the law firm serving the people and also make some money as the owner but he failed to get that person, he failed to get that deal through.

His dream to serve as a lawyer continued to haunt Wameli and every day he would resign as a magistrate because he needed to be sure he continued working.

One day he made up his mind to either choose to be a practitioner in private practice or to be a judicial officer, and he chose private practice. Wameli who did not have any regret while serving as a magistrate is now into private legal practice.

His admirations for senior lawyers have seen him handle high profile cases. Wameli always makes sure that his clients commit themselves to him as their lawyer.

Wameli’s legal practice is not only about earning money, if it was he would be very rich but in some cases, he does it to deliver justice to the needy people in the country to help them get justice. 

Other Responsibilities

Apart from legal practice, Wameli was a gospel preacher who liked performing Christian ministry work mostly at Ebenezer Christian Fellowship in Kayanya. 

He is a very prayerful man.

Skills and Endorsements

  • Law
  • Data Privacy
  • Dispute Resolution

Industry Knowledge

  • Litigation
  • Due Diligence
  • Litigation Support
  • Legal Document Preparation
  • Corporate Governance

Interpersonal Skills

  • Mediation
  • Contractual Agreements


Anthony Wameli was the National Unity Platform (NUP)/People Power Movement lawyer. He and others represented and currently representing NUP jailed supporters. 

Wameli was also the lead lawyer representing Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s election petition case filed to the Supreme Court seeking nullification of  Museveni’s victory who has been in power for 37 years through the 14 January 2021 polls.

Known for being a human rights lawyer, Mr Wameli shot to Limelight several years ago when he represented suspects accused of killing the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Andrew Felix Kaweesi. 

Mr Wameli was currently representing the alleged rebel leader of the Allied Democratic Forces Jamil Mukulu. He was also representing former presidential candidate Gen Henry Tumukunde treason case.

Uganda’s elections were marred by violence ahead of polling day as well as an internet shutdown that remained in force until four days after the vote. Social media sites remained restricted, opened later but Facebook remains closed, according to the government Facebook is the leading platform for propaganda and inciting violence.

Police surrounded Bobi Wine’s home for days after the elections, with authorities citing an urgent need to prevent him from leading protests. They withdrew from Wine’s residence last week after a judge ruled that Wine’s home is not a detention facility. 

The legal team under this case was led by Anthony Wameli.


Anthony Wameli was married with three sons


Anthony Wameli was a soccer fan who subscribe to the Manchester United football team.

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Justin: Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga asked to Resign After Admitting Taking Irregular Service Award 500 Million



Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga asked to Resign by the NUP party to resign from the position of Commissioner of Parliament after admitting to having taken part in an irregular service award amounting to UGX 500 million.

Mathias Mpuuga asked to Resign
Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga

There is an ongoing online protest under the hashtag #UgandaParliamentExhibition. The protest aims at exposing the massive corruption, abuse of office and gross mismanagement of public affairs by the leadership of Parliament and other leaders.

Unfortunately, the protest has not only revealed grand corruption on the side of NRM leaders. Some leaders on the opposition side have had serious allegations of corruption leveled against them. Specifically, our former Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and current Parliamentary Commissioner, Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga alongside three other Parliamentary Commissioners have been accused of irregularly awarding themselves huge sums of tax-payers’ money on the pretext of “Service Awards”. Under the scheme, Rt. Hon. Mpuuga was allocated 500,000,000/= (Five Hundred Million Uganda Shillings).

On Wednesday 28th February 2024, the President convened an urgent meeting comprised of senior leaders of the Party including all Deputy Presidents and some of our senior legislators. At the meeting, Rt. Hon. Mpuuga admitted that he indeed took part in this wrong doing and apologised for the same. In light of this, he was strongly advised that the moral thing to do in the circumstances is to step down from his role as Parliamentary Commissioner with immediate effect.

The nation will recall that the values of the National Unity Platform are Discipline, Reliability, Inclusiveness, Integrity, Patriotism and Service. All actions of corruption and abuse of office go contrary to these values. They also go contrary to the Integrity Oath which every leader of the Party swore at the start of this term.

We therefore ask our leaders at all levels to do self-reflection and recommit themselves to these values and the Oath they took to shun and fight corruption in all its forms.

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Repressive Tactics used by Dictator Museveni to silence dissent and what activists have resorted to in Uganda.



What you need to know

“Activists in Uganda are increasingly recognizing the importance of exposing these enablers. By shining a light on the individuals who facilitate and execute Museveni’s oppressive tactics, activists aim to dismantle the system of impunity that allows such abuses to continue. This approach not only seeks to hold accountable those directly responsible for human rights violations but also challenges the broader power structures that sustain dictatorial rule.”

Yoweri Museveni’s authoritarian regime in Uganda has continued to systematically dismantle any form of dissent or opposition for over three decades. Museveni employs a range of repressive tactics designed to intimidate, silence and eliminate those who dare to criticize or oppose him.

Abductions carried out by security forces are commonplace, with critics of the regime seized from their homes or the streets, blindfolded and taken to undisclosed locations. In these ungazetted detention centers referred to as “safe houses”, detainees are subjected to torture and denied due process or access to lawyers and families. Some eventually resurface, dumped in remote areas, while many simply disappear without a trace an example is John Bosco Kibalama who was abducted on the 3rd of June 2019 and many others.

The use of unlawful detention is another key weapon for Museveni, who regularly has opposition leaders and activists unlawfully arrested and imprisoned for prolonged periods without trial. By locking up opponents indefinitely, the regime aims to weaken and fracture any organized resistance. Prominent opposition figures and academicians have found themselves thrown in jail on questionable charges.

Beyond detention, Museveni also ruthlessly clamps down on dissent through targeted killings and assassinations. Security operatives have shot opposition leaning prominent Ugandans in broad daylight and run vehicles of activists off the road. Homes of anti-regime lawyers and journalists have been raided by armed assailants resulting in point-blank murders. These violent silencing tactics instill deep fear across Ugandan society.

To try to evade accountability, Museveni relies on a network of enablers spread across the judiciary, security establishment, public sector and beyond. Complicit judges, officials, police chiefs and magistrates all play a role enacting the regime’s oppressive agenda through sham trials, trumped up charges, abductions, illegal detentions and more.

Police and soldiers carry out violent crackdowns on protests. Prison authorities hold detainees incommunicado and deny them due process. Together, these individuals form a machinery of oppression that ruthlessly crushes any challenge to Museveni’s authority.

Despite the grave risks, courageous activists continue exposing human rights abuses, building solidarity networks and using both legal means and civil disobedience to challenge the regime’s grip on power.

Human rights defenders and concerned civilians are documenting stories of torture and enforced disappearance, turning victims into symbols of resistance. Opposition leaders are calling for sanctions and travel bans against specific security officials complicit in abuses but most importantly against the man at the helm of all this, Museveni.

By targeting not just Museveni but also his lieutenants, activists are striking at the foundation of the regime’s repressive edifice. Their brave actions are leading to greater global solidarity, as international civil society groups amplify calls for accountability and governments face pressure to act against Museveni’s key henchmen.

With their focus on dismantling the structures and individuals propping up dictatorship, Ugandan activists offer hope for a future where impunity is replaced by justice. Our struggle is about more than just Museveni’s exit – it aims to build a Uganda where the human rights and civil liberties of all citizens are respected. Although the road ahead remains fraught with risks, these courageous voices show that even the most entrenched authoritarian systems are vulnerable when their victims unite to expose their abusers.

We there for call upon the entire human race globally to pay attention to what is happening in Uganda under Yoweri Museveni who captured power in 1986 through armed struggle and has clung onto power till to date by using the military to crush any opposition.

Museveni has gradually eroded democratic norms, removed term limits and age limits, and stifled any dissent in order to entrench his authoritarian rule. Ugandans have continued to pay a steep price as Museveni’s security apparatus abducts, tortures, detains and assassinates opposition voices with impunity.

The stories of victims like John Bosco Kibalama and many other disappeared Ugandans need to be heard. The voices of activists, opposition leaders, journalists and citizens being crushed by Museveni’s brutal machinery of oppression need to be amplified on the global stage.

Most of these Museveni repressive tactics were Cleary captured live on camera and documented well in the Bobi Wine the People’s president Documentary, a gripping documentary that chronicles the remarkable journey of Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-politician, as he strives to dismantle Uganda’s brutal dictatorship under Museveni brutal rule. The film delves into the 2021 Ugandan presidential election, where Bobi Wine, alongside his wife Barbie, leads a courageous fight for freedom against President Museveni’s oppressive 35-year regime

Bobi Wine: The People’s President (Full Episode) | Nat Geo Documentary

It is high time the international community re-examined its ties with Museveni’s regime and took concrete action to stand with Ugandans yearning to be free of decades of dictatorship. With rising resistance and striving for change, Uganda needs solidarity from world leaders, civil society and human rights defenders in this difficult struggle.


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Bobi Wine The People’s President Full Documentary



Briefly about Bobi wine the people’s president

Bobi Wine: The People’s President is a gripping documentary that chronicles the remarkable journey of Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-politician, as he strives to dismantle Uganda’s brutal dictatorship under Museveni brutal rule. The film delves into the 2021 Ugandan presidential election, where Bobi Wine, alongside his wife Barbie, leads a courageous fight for freedom against President Museveni’s oppressive 35-year regime

In this powerful narrative, Bobi Wine’s activism and determination resonate as he rallies his people, challenging the status quo and advocating for change. The documentary sheds light on the intersection of music, politics, and human rights, making it a must-watch for those interested in social justice and the pursuit of democracy.

If you’re curious to explore this compelling story, you can find the full documentary on platforms like National Geographic and Disney+. It’s a testament to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to challenge oppressive systems and fight for a better future.

Here is the Full Documentary of Bobi wine the People’s President

Bobi Wine The People’s President

Born in the slums of Kampala, Bobi Wine, Ugandan opposition leader, former member of parliament, activist and national superstar musician, risks his life to fight the ruthless regime led by Yoweri Museveni. Museveni has been in power since 1986 and changed Uganda’s constitution to enable him to run for yet another five-year term. Running in the country’s 2021 presidential elections, Bobi Wine uses his music to denounce the dictatorial regime and support his life mission to defend the oppressed and the voiceless people of Uganda. In this fight, he must also take on the country’s police and military, which are not afraid to use violence and torture in a vain attempt to intimidate and silence him and his supporters.

Bobi Wine The People’s President

Meet the Participants



Bobi wine

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, famously known as Bobi Wine, is a musician turned politician who is the current leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the People Power Movement. Bobi was born in Mpigi District in Uganda on Feb. 12, 1982. He grew up in the Kamwokya slums in the northeast part of Kampala. His mother was a nurse, and his father was a veterinarian and farmer.

Bobi is a singer, musician, actor and activist. He has campaigned for hospital sanitization, malaria prevention, refugees’ rights and children’s education. His songs are known as peaceful protest and edutainment (a mix between education and entertainment), focusing on the struggles of Uganda’s underprivileged and low-income earners and calling upon young people to join politics and change their country’s destiny. He is married to Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi, known as Barbie, with whom he has four children.

His characteristic enthusiasm for democratic discourse and the popularity he had earned from his prior artistic and philanthropic endeavors successfully endured his transition to politics. Bobi Wine continues to lead the NUP, the largest political opposition party in Uganda and has become the main opposition leader to President Museveni’s rule.



Barbara “Barbie” Itungo Kyagulanyi is an author, philanthropist and human rights activist.

Barbie’s 2012 book, “Golden Memories of a Village Belle,” gives insight into her early childhood experiences with village politics and local council elections, her African family unit, and the abject poverty that led to the early marriages of her childhood friends.

In 2013, Barbie founded Caring Hearts Uganda, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that seeks to champion development projects in rural areas, prioritizing health care, maternity, education and sanitary programs. The NGO supports empowering leadership in girls through HIV/AIDS eradication, menstrual hygiene instruction, and continuing education, teaching traditional Ugandan values while encouraging girls to stay in school. In the community, the NGO has extended entrepreneurship skills to teen mothers for personal development and sustainability.

With a master’s degree in human rights law from the University of London, Barbie has taken on the mantle of demanding equity and equality for women in political spaces through the women’s wing of the National Unity Platform political party, which is led by her husband, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

Meet the Filmmakers



Christopher Sharp was born in Uganda and has a deep appreciation for the country’s people, culture and extraordinary natural beauty. He spent his early working life as a film editor in London and more recently has revisited the profession as director of ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’.

He met Bobi and Barbie in 2017 and was inspired by their courage. Christopher believed in their extraordinary capacity to enact change, and instantly knew that their enormous sacrifice and resilience needed to be documented.

He worked closely with a number of talented individuals, including Editor Paul Carlin, as well as acclaimed Producer John Battsek, Co-Director Moses Bwayo, and other inspirational cinematographers. Collectively they have made a film which he hopes gives courage to all those who struggle under oppressive regimes.



Moses Bwayo is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker known for shooting and co-directing the award-winning feature documentary “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” (2023). Born in the village of Bududa on the slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, Moses was introduced to filmmaking by peeking through cracks in the walls of local kibandas, bootleg movie theatres housed in wooden shacks. Wrapt in the exciting camerawork and storytelling of Hollywood’s martial arts films, Moses immediately fell in love with cinema.

At 19, he moved to the capital of Uganda, got a job as a portrait photographer, and began studying at Kampala University. In 2013, he graduated with honors with his Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication. Moses went on to earn a postgraduate diploma at Kampala Film School, the nation’s top film and television conservatory, and started working as a production sound recordist and cinematographer.

His life changed when he met Oscar®-nominated director Mira Nair, who was facilitating a workshop for aspiring filmmakers at her Maisha Film Labs. He was chosen as a boom operator on Nair’s short documentary “A Fork, a Spoon and a Knight” (2014). Subsequently, Nair took Moses under her wing and mentored him for two years, during which he performed sundry jobs for Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” (2016), travelling to the United States for the first time for the final mix with Nair in New York.

In 2016, Moses started his own production company in Kampala, Jajja Productions, where he oversaw production and post-production services on various commercial, documentary, and feature films. Moses’ reputation as a courageous verité cinematographer and local fixer began to grow, shooting for ABC, BBC, and VICE News for their Uganda-based productions.

In late 2017 His life changed again when he began work on the feature documentary “Bobi Wine: The People’s President.” Working closely with co-director and producer Christopher, Moses spent five harrowing years following Bobi Wine, a pop star turned politician who ran for president opposing Yoweri Museveni, a dictator who has been in power since 1986. During the production, Moses was arrested, imprisoned, and shot in the face at close range while filming. Two-time Oscar winner John Battsek also produced the film. With mounting threats to him and his family for making the film, Moses fled Uganda to the United States. 

“Bobi Wine: The People’s President” premiered to a 10-minute standing ovation at the 2022 Venice Film Festival in September 2022, where it sold to National Geographic before making its U.S. premiere at the 2022 Telluride Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2022 Hamptons International Film Festival.



John Battsek is one of the most successful producers in feature documentary filmmaking. Starting with Academy Award winning One Day in September, which John conceived of and produced, he has since been responsible for some of the most acclaimed documentaries in recent years.

John’s most notable credits include Academy Award & BAFTA-winning Searching For Sugar Man, Academy Award-nominated Restrepo and Winter On Fire, and Emmy-winning Manhunt: The Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden, The Tillman Story and Forever Pure. John served as producer on Grammy-nominee Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars and the BAFTA nominated & Peabody winning Listen to Me Marlon. John also served as Executive Producer on the BAFTA Award winning The Imposter and Hillsborough.

In 2020, John launched his new production company Ventureland with long-time PrettyBird collaborators Kerstin Emhoff, Ali Brown and Paul Hunter. His most recent credits include Emmy Award winning The Rescue (National Geographic), double Emmy winning Rising Phoenix (Netflix), critically acclaimed biopics Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, and Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story. In 2022 John served as producer on Mary McCartney’s directorial debut, If These Walls Could Sing, the story of London’s iconic Abbey Road recording studio, which premiered at Telluride 2022 and was released on Disney+.

Most recently, John produced the freediving documentary The Deepest Breath which premiered at Sundance 2023 and will be released by Netflix later this year. John also produced Alex Gibney’s portrait of former tennis legend Boris Becker (Apple TV+) and a three-part series on David Beckham directed by Fisher Stevens for Netflix.

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