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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 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...

Retired Uganda Chief Justice hired by China’s Supreme court

China's Supreme Court has hired Uganda's former Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, as a member of its expert committee on adjudication of international commercial disputes.Justice Katureebe will sit on the committee for the next four years.He retired from Uganda's Supreme...

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...

Uganda police raid campaign offices of presidential candidate Bobi Wine

Associated PressArmed police on Wednesday “besieged” the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda’s presidency in elections set for 2021, an opposition figure said.Police confiscated items such as security cameras and supplies...

Over 200 inmates escape Uganda jail, some with guns

ReutersPrisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday.The inmates escaped...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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