Security forces reportedly surrounded the opposition leader's house after taking him there. Wine had called for protests against the crackdown on his supporters.
The legal team for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has filed a Supreme Court lawsuit, asking it to declare President Yoweri Museveni's re-election rigged.
Ugandan singer turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and who came a distant second behind President Yoweri Museveni in recent elections, tells Ugandans that he "rejects" the results of the election, saying that it "has been the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda."
Lawyers for Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader who has been trapped at home surrounded by troops ever since he lost his election bid last week, file a court petition to try to bring his house arrest to an end. We speak to the Ugandan deputy ambassador to France about Wine's claims that the vote was rigged.
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he fears for his life since losing last week's presidential election. He tells FRANCE 24 that he and his wife are still under house arrest and surrounded by the military. Also, around 140 people are killed and tens of thousands forced from their homes in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. And finally, the world's largest fish – whale sharks – normally migrate thousands of kilometres every year, but some are skipping the trip to stay in Tanzania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 Dec 2020
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3 Dec 2020
Tensions and violence escalates in Uganda as security forces injure members of Presidential hopeful Bobi Wine's team. Wine says he'll be suspending his campaign. December 1st marks World Aids Day, South African researchers have been making great progress in improving treatment for women and young children in the country worst hit by HIV. African economies, like much of the world are reeling from coronavirus but behind the slow down is a resilient reality. We speak to Paschorina Mortty, Regional Director for Djembe Consultants.
21 Nov 2020
Uganda's opposition presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulayni aka Bobi Wine, condemns violent clashes between security forces and his supporters that left at least 37 people dead, marking a violent start to the country's election season.