Departures Podcast: Helen Epstein on the ‘Bobi Wine Effect’ in Uganda

We’re very pleased to release this latest episode of the Departures podcast, in which we are honored to have such a special guest to talk about recent urgent events in Uganda. As many of you may be aware, Robert Amsterdam acts as international counsel to the Ugandan opposition Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, best known […]

Update: George Washington University Panel Event with Bobi Wine Cancelled

The event originally planned with Bobi Wine, Bobi Wine will be appearing on a panel along with Robert Amsterdam (Amsterdam & Partners LLP) and Maria Burnett (Human Rights Watch) at George Washington University on Monday has been cancelled. Tonight’s event with Bobi Wine at @IAfS_GWU unfortunately cancelled. We all wish @HEBobiwine safe travels home…the world […]

Press Conference with Bobi Wine

On Thursday, September 7, Robert Amsterdam held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC with Ugandan Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), who had recently suffered a politically motivated arrest and torture by the Uganda authorities. Amsterdam and Kyagulanyi discussed the recent incident in Arua, the human rights situation in […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Denounces Violation of Bobi Wine’s Right to Counsel

The following press release was distributed to media on 23 August 2018. Amsterdam & Partners LLP Denounces Violation of Bobi Wine’s Right to Counsel Government of Uganda is engaged in a cover up of alleged torture and continuing illegal detention of lawmaker, says Robert Amsterdam LONDON, 23 August 2018 – Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a Ugandan […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Ugandan Political Prisoner Bobi Wine

The following press release was distributed to media on 20 August 2018. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, an opposition Member of Parliament of Kyadondo East constituency in Uganda who is most widely known as the pop musician “Bobi Wine,” has retained the international law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP following his violent arrest on August 14, 2018 […]

Beltway Journal: Investing in South Africa

Editor’s note: As the Amsterdam & Partners LLP team expands its presence in Washington DC, we thought it would be interesting to offer a space on this blog for members and partners to occasionally share notes from the many interesting events hosted around town, which often deal with topics and regions of concern to our […]

The Chaos Brewing in Nigeria

I’ve spent a large part of my career working in Nigeria, with both Northerners and Southerners, and have watched the country careen from one crisis to the next. It is now deeply saddening to have one of the first honest presidents come at a time of a global glut in oil prices, and then be […]

Economic Consequences of South Africa’s Political Crisis

Earlier this week, South Africa’s debt was downgraded by S&P to junk bond status for the first time in 17 years, which will have a very negative effect on borrowing costs. The downgrade was prompted by a dramatic, middle-of-the-night cabinet reshuffle, when President Zuma sacked about one-third of his ministers including Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, […]

The Gambia and Thailand: A Tale of Two Coups

For all of those committed to rule of law and democracy, the recent removal of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh from office is a most welcome development. Jammeh, who lost the December 2016 presidential elections in a surprise landslide to incoming Gambian head of state, Adama Barrow, had first taken power via a military coup in […]

Rule of Law Prevails in Zambia with Dismissal of Politically Motivated Case against Rupiah Banda

Yesterday the Lusaka High Court dismissed a politically motivated case that was brought against former President Rupiah Banda by the previous government. This case accusing him of benefitting from an oil deal with Nigeria, which was the brainchild of the late President Michael Sata and his chosen prosecutor, the currently suspended Mutembo Nchito, and was […]