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02 December 19

Bobi Wine: Museveni plans to rig 2021 election

Ugandan pop star and politician Bobi Wine says President Yoweri Museveni will attempt to rig presidential elections in 2021 that could see the leader become president for life.

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16 October 19

HRW: Uganda’s media clampdown intensifies

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ugandan government is intensifying its clampdown on media and press freedoms in the East African country.

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08 August 19

Ugandan police say Ziggy Wine died in bike crash, rejects torture reports

Police in Uganda say musician and blogger Ziggy Wine died in a car crash, rejecting reports that the government critics was kidnapped and tortured by state officials.

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08 August 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with ‘annoying’ president

Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, has been charged with “annoying” the East African country’s leader, President Yoweri Museveni.

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16 July 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine to run in 2021 election ‘on behalf of the people’

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine has announced he will run in the country’s next presidential election in 2021.

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21 June 19

Uganda: Where a single Facebook post, poem or song lands you in jail

Freedom of expression is a hot topic in Uganda these days, but it’s one you’re not allowed to talk about. Criticising the government’s increasingly oppressive laws and blatant targeting of individuals who flout them can get you burned. More specifically,
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06 May 19

Uganda’s 2021 election buildup already feels familiar

On February 18, 2016, Uganda re-elected long-serving president Yoweri Museveni for the fifth time. However, it was one the most tightly-contested election he has faced during his rule, which now spans more than three decades. At least, it was expected
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01 May 19

Uganda police clash with Bobi Wine supporters

Police in Uganda have clashed with supporters of arrested pop star and MP Bobi Wine, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators taking to the streets to demand his release.

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30 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, sent to maximum-security prison

Ugandan opposition MP and popular musician Bobi Wine has been arrested and sent to a maximum-security prison over his alleged role in a street protest last year.

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26 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine escapes house arrest, protests innocence

Ugandan politician and pop star Bobi Wine appeared in public on Thursday to announce he escaped from house arrest.

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