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18 Jan
Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.
30 Dec 2020
Tensions are rising as Uganda gears up for a general election. President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 36 years, has changed the constitution to be able to run again. Experts fear the violence will not stop at the polls.
17 Aug 2020
In the fight for Uganda's presidency, allegiances are shifting: As incumbent Yoweri Museveni shows up top in the opinion polls, his more youthful rival Bobi Wine is winning over ruling party MPs and making new allies.
7 Jan 2020
Bobi Wine had sought to start the first day of consultations with supporters ahead of the 2021 presidential election. The young politician threatens aging President Yoweri Museveni's nearly three decades of rule.
5 Jan 2020
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni begins a six-day march through the jungle to re-trace the route through which his guerrilla forces seized power three decades ago, which critics dismissed as a bid to rally support ahead of 2021 elections. Museveni is one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, having seized power in 1986 after taking part in rebellions to end the brutal rule of Idi Amin and Milton Obote, and is expected to seek a sixth term in office in the next elections. He began what will be a 195-kilometre (121-mile) walk from Galamba, north of Kampala, and will end on January 10 in Birembo south of the capital where his rebel army faced one of its toughest battles in the fight to overthrow Obote.
11 Apr 2019
Uganda pop star and member of parliament Bobi Wine says and his team are ready to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections in order to bring about a change of leadership after over 30 years.
23 Aug 2018
Activists in Kenya add their voices to condemn the arrest of Ugandan lawmakers while in custody, among them musician and MP Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine - a fierce critic of President Yoweri Museveni.
16 Apr 2018
Kidnappings have been rife in some African nations where security is weak such as oil-rich Nigeria. But their numbers have spiked recently in Uganda, emerging as a new source of insecurity in the East African nation where corruption is rife and public faith in police is wavering under President Yoweri Museveni's 32-year rule.
15 Sep 2017
Uganda's parliament is considering to remove the presidential age limit for candidates. President Yoweri Museveni has ruled the country for the past three decades and could run again in 2021.

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