Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has been included on 10th Foreign Policy list of top global thinkers.
The editors of Foreign Policy select the 100 global thinkers based on their standout contributions over the previous year and their ability to translate ideas into action that change and shape the world. Since 2011, Foreign Policy has honored these leaders at an annual celebration, held at the time of the release of the print issue, in Washington, D.C.
The 2019 Foreign Policy’s annual list of the top 100 Global Thinkers is split into 10 categories of 10.
The list has become one of Foreign Policy’s most-read features. Honorees include a range of leaders, advocates, innovators, artists, government officials, and visionaries from around the world
Bobi Wine is named under Activism and Arts category.
The group comprises thinkers who have had enormous impact on the world in the past decade. The other groups are for people who have been influential in the past year: thinkers and doers 40 and under, as well as those in defense and security, energy and climate, technology, economics and business, science and health, and activism and the arts.
‘‘Uganda’s firebrand singer-turned-politician grew up poor in Kampala. Today, he represents a section of the city as a member of parliament. Bobi Wine, born Robert Kyagulanyi, has rallied Uganda’s youth by arguing against a proposed social media tax and fighting for the dignity of the poor.’’ Reads a brief in Foreign Policy
‘‘Ugandan soldiers attempted to silence Wine in August 2018, first beating him brutally and then bringing him to trial for treason in a military court, although he is a civilian. Wine recovered, picked up attention in the international media, and his “people power” campaign continues, undeterred.’’ The Paper added.
Extremely honored to be named amongst the @ForeignPolicy Global Thinkers, 2019.
Humbled that the small things we do for our country & our people are appreciated by the world. Such recognition by the world only reaffirms to us that ours is not a wrong cause. Encouraged to carry on https://t.co/qcVBtIQ8aD
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) January 10, 2019