Tag Archives: Uganda

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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17 December 19

Rwanda-Uganda talks fail to reach agreement

Officials from Rwanda and Uganda failed to reach agreement on a range of bilateral disputes on Saturday.

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11 December 19

Uganda: At least 16 killed in floods, Red Cross says

At least 16 people have died in western Uganda as the region continues to grapple with weeks of heavy rain, the Red Cross says.

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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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22 November 19

Uganda bans thousands of charities in crackdown

Uganda’s government has told more than 12,000 charities that they can no longer operate in the country.

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05 November 19

HRW: Students, journalists attacked by Uganda security forces

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says students and journalists are being attacked by security forces in Uganda ina succession of human rights violations.

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30 October 19

Uganda finally taking a stand for effective alcohol regulation

In a long-overdue move, Ugandan authorities have approved the National Alcohol Control Policy in a bid to curb alcohol abuse nationwide. With Ugandans among the highest consumers of alcohol in Africa— more than one-fifth of the population engages in binge
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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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15 October 19

Uganda denies plans to impose death penalty for gay sex

Uganda has denied reports the country is planning to impose the death penalty for gay sex, following a global backlash.

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14 September 19

Uganda: US sanctions ex-police chief over rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions against Uganda’s former chief of police, Kale Kayihura, over alleged human rights violations and corruption.

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