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Musician turned politician, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi commonly known as "Bobi wine" (C) waves to his supporters in a suburb of Kampala on June 29, 2017. For the last decade Ugandans have known two presidents: Yoweri Museveni, the country's long-time ruler, and musician Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His Excellency the Ghetto President. But in a surprising turn the 35-year-old reggae star -- who was just three when Museveni took power at the head of a rebel army -- on June 29, won a landslide victory in a city by-election to become the country's newest lawmaker. STRINGER / AFP

Uganda’s Bobi Wine re-arrested, sent to jail for treason

Uganda’s musician turned parliamentarian Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, enjoyed only a brief reprieve this morning, from his traumatic detention by the military.
Musician turned politician, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi commonly known as "Bobi wine" (C) waves to his supporters in a suburb of Kampala on June 29, 2017. For the last decade Ugandans have known two presidents: Yoweri Museveni, the country's long-time ruler, and musician Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His Excellency the Ghetto President. But in a surprising turn the 35-year-old reggae star -- who was just three when Museveni took power at the head of a rebel army -- on June 29, won a landslide victory in a city by-election to become the country's newest lawmaker. STRINGER / AFP

Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician

Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested Tuesday after an incident in which security officers shot his driver dead, a police spokesman said.

Uganda to protect legislators with military, armoured trucks

Uganda's government will deploy military escorts and purchase armoured trucks for each of its more than 400 lawmakers amid a heightened sense of insecurity in the east African country.

Ugandan general arrested over police spokesman’s killing

Ugandan authorities have arrested a former national police chief on suspicion of killing a senior police official, a state-owned newspaper said on Thursday.

Ugandan MP Ibrahim Abiriga shot dead

Ugandan MP Ibrahim Abiriga has been shot dead near his home in Matugga.

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