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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 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’s Museveni claims to have ‘never stolen anything’

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has declared that he is not corrupt and has “never stolen anything from anybody and I am also not a poor man.” He made the comments when he spoke to thousands of his supporters on Wednesday in Kampala. Museveni led thousands of Ugandans to stage an anti-corruption walk through the streets of the capital Kampala. President Museveni described “corrupt people” as “parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn.” RelatedItems Uganda to launch drone medical supply service in 2020 2 weeks ago…

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Uganda: Police fire teargas at protesting university students

Police in Uganda on Wednesday fired tear gas to disperse protesting Makerere University students who had assembled at the Freedom Square. Some of the student leaders were also arrested by the police and detained at unknown locations. Wednesday’s incident has reportedly disrupted academic activities with several students forced out of the lecture rooms. Students of the Makerere University have been agitating for days over a 15 percent fee policy. VIDEO: Police fires teargas and live bullets to disperse Makerere University students who had gathered at Freedom Square this morning for…

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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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Rwanda, Uganda end hostilities after leaders signed a pact

Rwanda’s Kagame said “The MoU addresses all these matters very clearly and I don’t think we should be picking and choosing what we implement and what we don’t. We are going to address all these problems. By doing that indiscriminately, we will get where we want to be.” “We have agreed on issues that will be implemented between our two countries largely meant to improve our security, trade, and political relations. Uganda is fully committed to enforcing this agreement,” said Museveni. The dispute virtually threatened and impacted cross-border trade between…

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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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Ugandan academic exposes breasts in protest at jail term

A Ugandan academic will be spending 18 months in prison after a court sentenced her over some of her comments on Facebook about President Yoweri Museveni. In protest at her jail term, Stella Nyanzi exposed her breasts via a video link during Friday’s sentencing. Nyanzi was jailed for cyber harassment but activists say her sentencing undermines Uganda’s commitment to freedom of expression. The outspoken academic was however acquitted on a second charge, of “offensive communication”. On Thursday, Nyanzi gave a passionate speech expressing her disappointed with that verdict “I intended…

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