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Bobi Wine: from popstar to presidential candidate

Uganda votes for a new president in January. Popular musician and challenger Bobi Wine wants to build a united coalition. In his way is President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled with an iron fist for over three decades.

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3 Dec 2020
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1 Jan 2021
Uganda votes for a new president in January. Popular musician and challenger Bobi Wine wants to build a united coalition. In his way is President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled with an iron fist for over three decades.
8 Jan 2021
Uganda's main opposition leader has asked a tribunal in The Hague to investigate his country's president for human rights abuses. At an online press conference, police accosted Bobi Wine and dragged him from his car.
9 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine, the opposition presidential candidate in Uganda's upcoming elections, has laid a complaint with the International Criminal Court against President Yoweri Museveni and others, for crimes against humanity, among other accusations.
12 Jan 2021
Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place. Ugandan authorities are yet to comment.
15 Jan 2021
Presidential candidate Bobi Wine said that on Thursday that his polling agents were being intimidated by military and police as Ugandans went to vote in the election which sees the singer face off against long-term incumbent Yoweri Museveni.
20 Jan 2021
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