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Uganda block US envoy visit to Bobi Wine, accuse them of subversion

Uganda government spokesman accused the USA on Tuesday of trying to subvert last week’s presidential elections after the ambassador attempted to visit an opposition leader being held under house arrest.The military surrounded the home of popstar-turned-legislator Bobi Wine, whose...

President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine.Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted.Bobi Wine alleges Thursday's polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda's...

Uganda general election hailed as a success

The chairman of Uganda electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, has hailed the fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary as a success.At a news conference in the capital Kampala, he said Ugandans had turned up in large numbers and voted peacefully...

Uganda election: US observers denied accreditations

The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team.Ambassador Natalie...

Uganda police to voters; go home after voting

Security chiefs in Uganda have warned members of the public not to hang around polling stations to cause violence after voting.The country heads to the polls next week, following a campaign season that has been dominated by violence, loss...

Ugandan presidential hopeful Bobi Wine and campaign team arrested

Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team were arrested in the country’s central region on Wednesday, he said on Twitter.No further details of their arrest were immediately available. They were arrested...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on bail on Friday after being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus.The violence...

3 dead, 34 injured in protests after arrest of Uganda’s Bobi Wine

Three people died and at least 34 were injured, including with gun shot wounds, in protests that erupted after police arrested Ugandan presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine on Wednesday, Ugandan police and the Red Cross said.Wine, whose...

Uganda police arrest Bobi Wine after filing for presidency

Associated PressUgandan police on Tuesday again arrested Bobi Wine, a popular singer and opposition presidential hopeful, shortly after he was successfully certified as a candidate in next year’s election.Wine, who is bidding to unseat Uganda’s long-time leader, was dragged...
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