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Uganda frees BBC journalists detained over drugs investigation

Ugandan police released three journalists on Friday who were working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs.
Fred Enanga

Uganda deports third foreign telecom employee

Ugandan police on Thursday announced the expulsion of another foreigner working for telecom giant MTN, following the deportation earlier this week of two of the company's expatriate staff.

Uganda deports two MTN staff over threat national security

Ugandan police said Tuesday they had deported a French national and a Rwandan employee of the MTN Uganda telecom firm, claiming they were a threat to national security.
Bobi Wine

Uganda’s popstar MP Bobi Wine ‘hiding’ from police after raid

Ugandan popstar turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer said Sunday.
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Uganda boat accident death toll hits 33

The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank.
Muhamad Kirumira

Official: Prominent police officer in Uganda shot dead

A spokesperson for Ugandan police says gunmen have killed a prominent police officer and his wife.
Bobi Wine

Uganda police arrest two lawmakers trying to leave country after torture allegations

Ugandan police detained two lawmakers at the country’s international airport, where supporters say they were trying to seek treatment abroad for injuries suffered while being tortured by the security forces.

Ugandan Police surround homes of opposition members

Ugandan police have surrounded the homes of several opposition politicians and lawyers after receiving what a police spokesman said was information that they would “incite people to riot” over a court hearing for a detained opposition lawmaker.
Bobi Wine and Kassiano Wadri

Ugandan police arrest 20 more over Bobi Wine protests

Ugandan police arrested 20 more city suburb residents in Kamwokya demanding the release of detained Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine.
A protester is arrested by police during a demonstration in Kampala to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media on July 11 2018 . Isaac Kasamani - AFP

Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users.

Police stop planned protest over social media tax

The Ugandan police on Monday said it will not allow a planned demonstration against a recently imposed government tax on the use of social media and mobile money transactions in the east African country.

Red Cross: Uganda bus-tractor crash toll rises to 48

Forty-eight people died after a bus smashed into a tractor driving with no lights at night and a truck in northern Uganda, a Red Cross spokeswoman said on Saturday.

10 Ugandan aid workers held for stealing refugee rations

Ugandan police said on Friday they had arrested 10 officials working at a camp housing refugees, mainly from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, for stealing food aid.

8 Ugandan media workers face treason charges – Police

Ugandan police are holding eight media workers on treason and other charges for a report saying Uganda is planning to overthrow the president of neighboring Rwanda.

Ugandan police arrest opposition members ahead of vote on age limit

Ugandan police on Thursday arrested opposition politicians, shuttered Non-Governmental Organisations and broke up protests, as parliament prepared to introduce controversial bill on presidential age limit.

Ugandan students defy ban to protest over presidential age limit

Ugandan police on Thursday fired teargas at students who defied a police order banning protests as they demonstrated the proposed removal of presidential age limits that would allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021.

Uganda bans protests amid bid to scrap presidential age limit

Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term as leader.

Uganda police detain 11 protesting ‘life presidency’

Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life.

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