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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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Ugandan MP Bobi Wine to run for president

37 year old Ugandan opposition MP Bobi Wine has said that he intends running for president in the 2021 election. He told a gathering in Kampala that he wants to challenge President Yoweri Museveni to a free and fair election. President Museveni is expected to run for another term after Uganda’s parliament approved changes to the constitution to scrap the age limit of 75 for presidential candidates. “On behalf of the people of Uganda I am challenging you [Mr Museveni] to a free and fair election in 2021,” he said…

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