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Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and Uganda's four time Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye attend a joint news conference over the government handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and a possible alliance against President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming elections, in Wakiso district, in Kampala, Uganda June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa/File Photo

Ugandan presidential hopeful says police used bullets to disperse supporters

Ugandan pop star and presidential hopeful, Bobi Wine, said some of his supporters were injured on Saturday after police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a crowd in the country’s east.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni seeks re-election to extend rule to four decades

Uganda’s long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni, has collected papers to seek nomination as the ruling party’s candidate in next year’s presidential election, the party said on Tuesday.
Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine gestures as he leaves the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Court, in Kampala, Uganda February 24, 2020. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa-File Photo

Uganda’s Bobi Wine says allied lawmaker tortured, blinded

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine accused the police on Monday of torturing and blinding one of his allies, shortly before the lawmaker, detained over coronavirus social distancing rules, was brought to court on a stretcher.
Police in Uganda have arrested People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and several leaders of the group.

Uganda police arrest Bobi Wine, stop opposition meeting

Police in Uganda have arrested People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and several leaders of the group.
Ugandan pop star turned politician known as Bobi Wine, Wanuri Kahiu -movie producer and director- and Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi - Nigerian gender rights activist- together with other Africans make the list of TIME 100 Next.

Oluwaseun Ayodeji, Wanuri Kahiu, Bobi Wine and other Africans make Time 100 Next List

Ugandan pop star turned politician known as Bobi Wine, Wanuri Kahiu -movie producer and director- and Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi - Nigerian gender rights activist- together with other Africans make the list of TIME 100 Next.
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Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Bobi Wine arrives in Nigeria on Sunday and will be speaking at 2019 Felabration symposium- The FELA Debates

Bobi Wine: What I will do differently as Ugandan leader

Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine, has said he will break down the power of the president and be more accountable and answerable to the people of Uganda if he becomes the number one citizen of the country.
As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.

Bobi Wine engages police in cat and mouse chase

As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.
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Uganda police cancel Bobi Wine’s Independence Day concert

Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola in his letter dated October 2, but released on Tuesday to Kampala Metropolitan Police, said Bobi Wine did not consider plans for medical care, traffic and crowd control and security.
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine charged with ‘annoying’ president

A Ugandan court on Tuesday charged pop star turned leading opposition figure Bobi Wine with "annoying" President Yoweri Museveni, his lawyer told AFP.
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine to contest 2021 presidential election

Ugandan pop star turned leading opposition figure Bobi Wine on Wednesday officially announced he would take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 national elections.
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Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
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Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine freed on bail

The Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine has been freed on bail after spending three nights in a maximum-security prison.
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Bobi Wine charged with disobedience, remanded until Thursday

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine has been remanded to Luzira Prison until May 2, 2019 after being charged with disobedience of statutory duty, an offence he committed in July last year.
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Ugandan pop star opposition MP arrested again

Ugandan police arrested pop star turned MP Bobi Wine on Monday, barely two days after lifting the house arrest of one of the potential challengers to veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of his lawyers and a police spokesman said.
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Uganda’s top court upholds ruling on extending president’s rule

Uganda’s supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the High Level Consultation Meetings of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Uganda’s ruling party endorses Yoweri Museveni for sixth-term run

Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday.
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Bobi Wine says he is ‘seriously considering’ running for president

Ugandan pop star turned MP Bobi Wine is making plans for a bigger political stage in the country and says he has launched a grassroots movement for young people aimed at challenging the country's long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni.

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