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Uganda’s Bobi Wine released after 37 died over his arrest

– Advertisement – Bobi Wine has emerged as the strongest challenger against  76 year old President Yoweri Museveni, in the presidential election scheduled for January 14. The United States condemned the violence that characterized his arrest. It said in a statement that it “deplores the violence that has claimed multiple lives today, and we extend our sympathy to the victims’ families and loved ones. We urge all parties to renounce violence, undertake good-faith measures to reduce tensions, and respect fundamental freedoms.” – Advertisement – Opposition presidential candidates suspended their campaigns…

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Uganda: Seven killed during protests over Bobi Wine’s arrest

– Advertisement – Seven people are now reported by the police to have been killed during Wednesday’s protests against the arrest of Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. The lawmaker popularly known as Bobi Wine was arrested on Wednesday in Luuka distrct, east of the country, while on the campaign trail. Protests erupted over his arrest sparking chaos and reports of the police shooting to disperse protesters. Some 45 people have also sustained injuries according to the police. “As of yesterday evening, we had seven people who lost their lives out…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested on campaign trail

– Advertisement – Ugandan presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested by police while on the campaign trail. The opposition lawmaker was arrested in Luuka distrct, east of the country, at the venue of a rally, according local media. His twitter account handled by his aides also confirmed the arrest saying “Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of counter terrorism police has violently broken into Hon Kyagulanyi’s car and arrested him at Luuka District headquarter grounds.” Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of…

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine ‘arrested and brutalized’

– Advertisement – Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested by police. On Tuesday he was cleared by the electoral commission to run for President. But minutes later he was taken by the police and driven away. His supporters had gathered outside the nomination venue and along the road to the centre. Bobi Wine will challenge nine other contenders including incumbent President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986. – Advertisement – Police earlier in the day fired tear gas to disperse…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine cleared to run for president

– Advertisement – Ugandan opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been cleared by the electoral commission to contest for president. He can now start official campaigns for the presidency, according to local media report. Bobi Wine will challenge nine other contenders including incumbent President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986. Police earlier in the day fired tear gas to disperse his supporters who turned up to show support in the capital, Kampala. Bobi Wine told his supporters in a tweet that they “now…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine ridicules Museveni’s ‘man of ghetto’ tag

Uganda’s opposition politician Bobi Wine has ridiculed President Yoweri Museveni’s move to win the support of young people. President Museveni over the weekend visited the Kibuye and Katwe settlements in the capital Kampala to launch a savings and loans project for the youth. During that visit a picture of him standing by a mural depicting him as a ‘Man of Ghetto’ was taken. But that picture has angered Bobi Wine who has for a long time declared himself ‘ghetto president’. Both politicians have been at loggerheads for sometime now. Bobi…

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President Museveni calls Bobi Wine ‘an enemy’ of Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has further escalated tensions between him and one of his lead critics, Bobi Wine calling him an “enemy of the country’s prosperity”. Museveni and 36-year-old, Bobi Wine do not get on well. The young politician known as the “ghetto president” is hoping to challenge Museveni for the presidency in the 2021 election. Since his election to parliament in 2017 he has given Mr Museveni a lot of headache. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani has suffered several abuses as part of a state crackdown…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with annoying Museveni

Outspoken Ugandan MP and musician Bobi Wine has been charged with intending to annoy, alarm or ridicule President Yoweri Museveni. He is also charged with possessing fire arm. These charges add to an already charge of treason against him. If convicted, Wine could face life in prison. In 2018 Bobi Wine and his supporters were arrested for masterminding the hurling of stones at the presidential convey during. That alleged incident happened days before a by-election in the northern town of Arua. He was then reported to have been tortured while…

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Bobi Wine supporter dies after abduction and torture

A supporter of popular and outspoken Ugandan MP, Bobi Wine who was brutally attacked by unknown persons has died. Michael Alinda aka Ziggy Wine was first reported to have been kidnapped on 21 July on his way to recording studios in the capital, Kampala. He was later found with one eye plucked out and two of his fingers were also cut off and his belongings taken away. But after dies of fighting to stay alive, Ziggy Wine has been reported to have died. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert…

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Bobi Wine supporter brutally attacked, left fighting for his life

A supporter of popular and outspoken Ugandan MP, Bobi Wine has been brutally attacked by unknown persons. Michael Alinda aka Ziggy Wine was first reported to have been kidnapped but was later found with one eye plucked out. Two of his fingers were also cut off and his belongings taken away. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi said on Twitter that his friend Ziggy was kidnapped a couple of weeks ago by unknown people who beat him beyond recognition. He wrote “My friend, fellow artiste & #PeoplePower comrade…

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