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US puts visa restrictions on Uganda, saying vote was flawed

Apr. 16, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda,“ including during the election in January and the campaign period. Secretary of...

Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

Apr. 13, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda's president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to rehabilitate longtime...

Ugandan police detain American man over alleged subversion

Mar. 23, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said an American man has been detained over alleged involvement in “subversive activities” against the government. Police said the man identified as Guy Smith was arrested Sunday in a remote town in the country’s west and is...

Uganda's Bobi Wine arrested while protesting in the capital

Mar. 15, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine was arrested Monday while leading a protest against the detention of many of his supporters in the aftermath of a presidential election. Police arrested Wine near a public square in the capital and then drove...

Uganda's Bobi Wine calls for peaceful protests after polls

Mar. 09, 2021 09:35 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is calling for peaceful protests in the aftermath of presidential elections, charging that electoral authorities are “grappling with forged results” that showed victory for President Yoweri Museveni. Wine,...

Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

Feb. 22, 2021 11:06 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election. Wine said Monday that he has instructed his attorneys to start the...