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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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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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President Obama’s Visit And Africa’s Second Uhuru

[Open Letter To President Obama] Dear Mr. President, Your trip to Africa this week presents a legacy-defining opportunity. President George W. Bush is remembered for the billions of dollars he made available to fight HIV/Aids; a program which has continued under your administration. Bill Clinton, while decried for allowing genocide in Rwanda, is also hailed for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the preferential trade deal that allows some duty free exports from participating African countries to the U.S.; this program was also recently renewed by Congress under your administration. Mr. President,…

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Will the world remain silent with Rwanda and Uganda in DR Congo again?

An interview with international criminal defense attorney and former law professor Peter Erlinder Ann Garrison While international attention is focused on the constitutional crisis in Burundi, Rwandan and Ugandan soldiers have again violated the territorial integrity of DR Congo by sending troops into the country. What are they up to? INTRODUCTION Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the U.S., the U.N. Security Council nor any other members of the international community have…

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