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Uganda: Renowned Archbishop suspended for adultery

– Advertisement – The Anglican Church in Uganda has suspended its former Archbishop, Stanley Ntagali for allegedly committing adultery. The Archbishop who retired last year after 43 years in the priesthood has been banned from conducting priestly duties. In a statement on its website, the Anglican Church which has over 13 million followers said Mr Ntagali had been involved in an extra -marital affair with a married woman which he had acknowledged. “He betrayed the office of Archbishop, his ordination vows, and the moral commitments he championed,” the statement said. It called for…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine says he and his family are under house arrest

Uganda’s 2021 defeated presidential candidate Bobi Wine has said that he and his family are “under house arrest and stuck with an 18-month-old baby”. Since last weekend, soldiers have surrounded the musician-turned politician’s house preventing him from leaving the compound. There have been instances where visitors to his house were also prevented from entering. Soldiers claim that he could incite his supporters if he leaves the house. Bobi Wine came second in the presidential election won by incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni this month. Final results announced by the Electoral Commission…

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It is Yoweri Museveni again as he wins presidential poll

– Advertisement – Uganda’s Incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been declared winner of this month’s presidential election. Final results announced by the Electoral Commission on Saturday showed that Museveni obtained 58.6 per cent of the votes cast. His main rival Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, came second with 38.4 per cent of the votes. Bobi Wine has alleged widespread fraud and rejected the results. He told journalists on Friday that “I am very confident that we defeated the dictator by far. I call upon all Ugandans to reject…

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Uganda’s President Museveni takes early lead in vote count

– Advertisement – Uganda’s Incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has taken an early lead in the presidential election as votes continue to be collated. Provisional results announced by the Electoral Commission showed that Mr. Museveni, 76, obtained over 1.5 million votes representing 65.02 percent. His closest rival, the musician-turned politician, Bobi Wine was in second position with over 647,146 votes representing 27.39 percent. These are results from 8,310 polling stations out of a total of 34,684 polling stations across the country. Uganda’s electoral commission say results from 23.9% of polling…

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Uganda: Vote counting underway in crucial general elections

– Advertisement – Counting of ballots is underway in Uganda following general elections characterized by delays and faulty biometric verification machines at some polling stations. There is heightened security as citizens await the outcome of the election, with results expected by Saturday. The chairman of Uganda’s electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, has said the presidential and parliamentary elections were a success. He told journalists in the capital Kampala, that Ugandans turned up in large numbers and voted peacefully amid the coronavirus pandemic. The incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni, 76, who has…

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Ugandans vote in crucial election amid internet shutdown

Ugandans are voting on Thursday in a crucial presidential election characterized by violence and internet shutdown. Voting started at 7:00 am local time and is expected to end at 16:00 local time with longs queues at most polling stations. There have been reports of delays in getting voting materials to various polling stations on time. At some polling stations, biometric voter verification kits failed to work. #UgandaDecides2021 voting just about to start at freedom Square polling station. Heard on radio that several other polling centres are yet to recieve voting…

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Uganda orders social media shutdown ahead of crucial election

– Advertisement – Uganda’s telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of social media ahead of Thursday’s crucial election. In a letter to the telecommunication companies, the Communications Commission executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered the telcos to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. #BREAKING/2 : In a letter seen by AFP, Uganda Communications Commission executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered telecommunications companies to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. @AFP — AFP Africa (@AFPAfrica)…

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Ugandan police chief says journalists are beaten for their own safety

– Advertisement – Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has said that beating up journalists in the line of their duties is for their own safety. Ochola has been under pressure to apologize for the violence meted out to journalists by security forces. Several journalists have suffered abuses and violence ahead of this month’s general elections in Uganda. The International Press Institute (IPI) in November last year, called on Uganda to investigate police attacks on reporters. The New York based rights group Human Rights Watch also warned that…

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Ugandan Police deny arresting opposition politician Bobi Wine

– Advertisement – The Ugandan police have denied reports of arresting singer and presidential candidate, Bobi Wine. On Wednesday the official Twitter account of the politician announced the arrest. “Bobi Wine and his entire campaign team arrested in Kalangala! Media blocked – Admin,” read a tweet on the handle. Bobi Wine and his entire campaign team arrested in Kalangala! Media blocked. – Admin — BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) December 30, 2020 The police however said they have foiled an assembly with his supporters as a result of health regulations to curb the…

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Uganda: Presidential aspirant jailed for calling judges ‘fools’

– Advertisement – A Ugandan politician and former presidential aspirant Ivan Samuel Ssebadduka has been jailed for verbally attacking judges. The country’s Supreme Court has sentenced Mr. Ssebadduka three years in prison for contempt of court after he described the judges as ‘incompetent fools’. In September Mr. Ssebadduka filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to stop a requirement for presidential aspirants to collect nomination signatures. He also prayed the court to suspend coronavirus safety restrictions issued by the health ministry on the conduct of campaign rallies. He used…

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