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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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Kenyan MP threaten foreigners, arrested

A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country.
The 18th “Chinese Bridge’’ competition, an annual Chinese proficiency contest for foreign college students, was on Saturday concluded in Kampala, capital city of Uganda.

Uganda holds Chinese language competition for college students

The 18th “Chinese Bridge’’ competition, an annual Chinese proficiency contest for foreign college students, was on Saturday concluded in Kampala, capital city of Uganda.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick denies corruption allegations

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has dismissed allegations of corruption and financial misappropriation leveled against him and his board.

Emmanuel Amuneke’s Tanzania battle Uganda for first AFCON appearance in 39 years

Nigerian gaffer Emmanuel Amuneke will look to make history with Tanzania by guiding the Taifa Stars to a first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years when they host Uganda at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
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.

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.
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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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Club owner wants betting banned in Kenya over alleged match fixing

Kakamega Homeboyz owner Cleophas Shimanyula has called on the government to ban sports betting in Kenya.

Removal of age limit allowing Uganda’s President Museveni contest in 2021 challenged in court

Uganda’s Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a petition to challenge a constitutional court decision removing an age limit cap of 75 for presidential candidates.
Super Eagles’ Ahmed Musa has criticised the criteria used in the selection of the BBC African Player of the Year nominees and has termed it all politics.

Super Eagles held goalless by Cranes of Uganda

The Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a goalless draw in an international friendly football match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

Uganda bans export of menial workers to Oman

Following reports of abuses in Gulf states, Ugandan has temporarily banned the export of menial workers to Oman.
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Official: Prominent police officer in Uganda shot dead

A spokesperson for Ugandan police says gunmen have killed a prominent police officer and his wife.
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Seychelles president, vice to attend Pirates vs Super Eagles clash

President of the Republic of Seychelles, His Excellency Danny Faure and the Vice President, His Excellency Vincent Meriton will attend Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Pirates of Seychelles and the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Victoria.
Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, right, talks at the National Press Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in Washington, with attorney Robert Amsterdam, left. Wine says he will return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf “the oppressed” after allegedly being tortured by security forces. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, appeared to get emotional in his first news conference since arriving in the U.S. for specialized care. (Tom Sampson/Associated Press)

Bobi Wine: I am fighting for ‘the oppressed’

Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine said on Thursday he would return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf of "the oppressed" after allegedly being tortured by members of the presidential guard.
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Deputy Speaker: Jailed, beaten Ugandan lawmaker in ‘a lot of pain’

A detained pop star and lawmaker "is in a lot of pain" after suffering "severe beating" in detention, the deputy speaker of Uganda's parliament said Wednesday, as pressure mounted on the government to free the young man challenging President Yoweri Museveni's long rule.
Protesters put set a bonfire on a street to demand the release of the Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine who was recently arrested for treason and possession of firearms in Kampala, Uganda, on August 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Teargas, warning shots as Ugandans protest lawmaker arrest

Ugandan police and soldiers closed off parts of Kampala for several hours on Monday and fired teargas and shots into the air to break up protests over the arrest of a prominent opposition lawmaker.
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Ugandan court rules against extension of MPs’ term

The Ugandan Constitutional Court has ruled against the extension of the term of members of Parliament, terming it as unconstitutional.

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