Uganda has passed a law which some fear could lead to the repression of the Church and political opponents.

The Public Order Management Bill could undermine basic freedoms of assembly and expression, reports Lapido Media, and has been likened to a decree of former dictator Idi Amin in the 1970s.

“This Bill is a devastating blow for Uganda and the space for political dissent is shrinking fast,” said human rights researcher Maria Burnett.