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Stella Nyanzi

Uganda activist back in jail for insulting president

A prominent Ugandan activist is back in jail, accused of making "obscene comments" on her Facebook page about President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.
Stella Nyanzi

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi charged for insulting Yoweri Museveni’s mother

A Ugandan court has charged a controversial university lecturer for abusing President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni under fire for saying men shouldn’t cook

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire Monday for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man’s role to cook.

At least seven civilians killed in DR Congo

Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said Sunday.
Suzan Namata

Woman remanded for threatening to hit Yoweri Museveni with her genitals

After spending two months in police custody, the 21-year-old woman who allegedly recorded a video threatening to hit President Yoweri Museveni with her genitals if he didn’t release Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi from prison, has been remanded to Luzira Prison.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni issues guidelines on arrest of suspects, handling rowdy crowds

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Monday issued guidelines on the arrest of suspects and the handling of rowdy crowds amid complaints over growing misconduct by security operatives.
Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine accuses Ugandan police of blocking concert

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine on Wednesday accused police of blocking him from holding a much anticipated concert this weekend.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni visits site of deadly landslide

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa on Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.
Bobi Wine

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed on Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.
Bobi Wine

Uganda’s Bobi Wine ‘taken away’ by security officers

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi was taken away by security officers upon arrival at the country’s international airport Thursday, his wife Barbie told AFP.
Bobi Wine lands in USA for medical treatment

Uganda’s opposition pop star Bobi Wine set to return home

Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker is returning home on Thursday after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered during alleged state torture, while police say they will meet him at the airport.

Uganda accuses EU parliament of meddling in its internal affairs

Uganda’s government on Monday accused the European Union Parliament of meddling in its internal affairs after the legislator passed a resolution deploring the alleged torture of opposition politicians in the East African country.
Dominic Ongwen

Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen’s defence to open at ICC

Notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen's lawyers open their defence Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, where their client is charged with conducting a reign of terror in northern Uganda in the early 2000s.

Uganda’s Museveni blames ‘external forces’ for opposition unrest

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has accused "external forces" of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country's image abroad.
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni warns against foreign interference

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has warned against foreign interference in the country’s politics days after an opposition urged the U.S. to suspend military aid over the government’s human rights record.
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President Museveni’s address to Ugandans postponed

President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the nation on the current uneasy political situation in Uganda which was scheduled for today has been postponed to Sunday.
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.

Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing President Museveni re-election bid

A group of Ugandan legislators have petitioned the supreme court to overturn a lower court decision that upheld a constitutional amendment allowing long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election.

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