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Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan security forces on Friday surrounded and then breached the compound of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate, a day after a contentious general election that he said was marred by widespread “fraud and violence.” The breach, reported …

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Uganda Election 2021: What’s At Stake?

Uganda Election 2021: What's At Stake?

Uganda Election 2021: What’s At Stake? Uganda Election 2021: What’s At Stake? Ugandans began voting on Thursday in a hotly contested election that will decide whether President Yoweri Museveni wins a sixth term in office and continues his 35-year rule of the country or is unseated by one of 10 rivals, including a leading opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, a rapper-turned-lawmaker. …

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Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election

Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election

Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election NAIROBI, Kenya — Uganda’s president has blocked Facebook from operating in his country, just days after the social media company removed fake accounts linked to his government ahead of a hotly contested general election set to take place on Thursday. In a televised address late on …

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Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court

Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court

Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court NAIROBI, Kenya — Uganda’s leading opposition figure has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court against the country’s president and nine security officials, accusing them of authorizing a wave of violence and human rights abuses that has intensified in the run-up to next …

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Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail

Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail

Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan authorities on Friday charged an opposition leader and presidential contender with breaching coronavirus rules and then released him from jail, two days after his arrest sparked protests nationwide that led to the deaths of at least 28 people and almost …

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Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures

Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures

Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures NAIROBI, Kenya — Seven people were killed and 45 others wounded as violent demonstrations broke out across Uganda on Wednesday, the police said, after two presidential candidates were arrested while trying to campaign ahead of a highly anticipated …

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Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests

Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests

Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests KAMPALA, Uganda — The police in Uganda said three people died and 38 were injured in protests that broke out on Wednesday in Uganda’s capital after officers arrested Bobi Wine, a musician and opposition politician seeking the presidency in next year’s election. …

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Two Opposition Presidential Candidates Are Arrested in Uganda

Two Opposition Presidential Candidates Are Arrested in Uganda

Two Opposition Presidential Candidates Are Arrested in Uganda Two Opposition Presidential Candidates Are Arrested in Uganda CAIRO — Two opposition candidates in Uganda who are preparing to challenge the country’s strongman president in an election next February were arrested on Tuesday, the latest indication of a tough fight to come as they seek to end the autocrat’s three-and-a-half-decade hold on …

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Poacher Who Killed Gorilla Rafiki Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison in Uganda

Poacher Who Killed Gorilla Rafiki Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison in Uganda

Poacher Who Killed Gorilla Rafiki Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison in Uganda Poacher Who Killed Gorilla Rafiki Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison in Uganda A poacher who confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla in Uganda in June was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday, on charges of illegally entering a protected area and killing a …

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Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda

Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda

Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda Last year, the Ugandan government passed a strict law that imposes tough penalties on poachers who hunt certain threatened species — including up to life in prison. Sprawling over 80,000 acres in southwestern Uganda on the edge of …

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