Tag Archives: bobi wine

14 October 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine’s offices raided by security forces

Security officials in Uganda raided the offices of opposition leader Bobi Wine on Wednesday morning, seizing cash and symbolic red berets often worn by the former pop star.

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07 January 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, fans teargassed

Police in Uganda arrested opposition figure Bobi Wine and fired teargas at his fans on Monday, during a public meeting that was supposed to mark the start of his presidential campaign.

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19 December 19

Bobi Wine: Past year shows life isn’t going to get any easier for presidential hopeful

For Bobi Wine, 2018 was a difficult year that saw him detained for months on end, severely injured while being held by military officials and charged with treason. It was also a pivotal year that cemented his status as Uganda’s
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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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