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Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda, Friday,Jan. 15, 2021, one day after Ugandans went to the polls. Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursday’s election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. Wine, a popular singer-turned-lawmaker half the president’s age, alleges that the vote in the East African country was rigged. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

Jan. 15, 2021 1:27 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said Friday the military had entered his home and “we are in serious trouble," while the country waited for election results amid a government-ordered internet blackout and official results showed President Yoweri Museveni...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, The Associated Press reported on posts circulating online incorrectly asserting that the Insurrection Act has been secretly signed by President Donald Trump. The president did not invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 in an effort to stay in office. To do so he would have to make a public declaration giving clear reasons for the move, which allows a president to call on the military to address a domestic crisis. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 15, 2021 1:20 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Videos do not show Capitol rioters on no-fly list who were removed from flights...

Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military has entered his home and “we are in serious trouble.”

Jan. 15, 2021 9:05 AM EST
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military has entered his home and “we are in serious trouble.”
Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine reacts after voting in Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Ugandans are voting in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of Wine from monitoring polling stations.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

'The world is watching': Ugandans vote in tense election

Jan. 14, 2021 11:57 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate if security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring the process. Internet access remained cut off. Long lines of voters...

Security forces patrol the streets near opposition leader Bobi Wine headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country's tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Internet 'blackout' in Uganda on eve of tense election

Jan. 13, 2021 1:12 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities appeared to cut off internet access in the country Wednesday night on the eve of a tense presidential election, while a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine said all contact had been lost with him. “Confirmed: Uganda is now in the midst of a...

Bobi Wine, during a Press conference in Kampala Uganda, Tuesday, Jan.12, 2021.  Opposition figures in Uganda cited widespread violence perpetrated by the security forces ahead of presidential election on upcoming Thursday, including an alleged dawn attack Tuesday on the residence of main presidential challenger Bobi Wine.  (AP Photo/nicholas bamulanzeki )

Uganda's leader says social media shut down ahead of polls

Jan. 12, 2021 2:38 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday that his government has shut down social media ahead of a tense election on Thursday, accusing Facebook and unnamed outside groups of “arrogance” after the social network this week removed Ugandan accounts linked to his...

FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, Ugandan musician, lawmaker and presidential aspirant Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks to The Associated Press in Kampala, Uganda. Police in Uganda have confronted opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during an online press conference, and he says they fired tear gas and bullets as they swarmed his car. Journalists watched Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 as an officer appeared to drag Wine from the car while he pleaded that he had broken no law. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)

Uganda accuses Facebook of 'interfering' in tense polls

Jan. 11, 2021 10:16 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the East African country's election after several accounts linked to President Yoweri Museveni's campaign were removed for alleged inauthentic behavior. Presidential spokesman Don Wanyama told The Associated Press on Monday that...

FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, Ugandan musician, lawmaker and presidential aspirant Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks to The Associated Press in Kampala, Uganda. Police in Uganda have confronted opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during an online press conference, and he says they fired tear gas and bullets as they swarmed his car. Journalists watched Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 as an officer appeared to drag Wine from the car while he pleaded that he had broken no law. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)

Ugandan police confront Bobi Wine during online briefing

Jan. 7, 2021 2:01 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Police in Uganda confronted popular opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during his online press conference Thursday to announce a petition to the International Criminal Court over alleged abuses by security forces. He said they fired tear gas and bullets as they swarmed his...

Police in Uganda have confronted popular opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during an online press conference.

Jan. 7, 2021 11:25 AM EST
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Police in Uganda have confronted popular opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during an online press conference.
FILE - In this Thursday May 2, 2019 file photo, Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, greets his followers as he arrives home after being released from prison, im Kampala. Deadly violence and repressive measures have alarmed observers as Uganda prepares to vote on Jan. 14, 2021, with longtime President Yoweri Museveni challenged by young singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who has captured the imagination of many across Africa in a generational clash (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, file)

EXPLAINER: Lives at stake in tense Ugandan presidential vote

Jan. 6, 2021 3:06 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Deadly violence and repressive measures have alarmed observers as Uganda prepares to vote on Jan. 14, with longtime President Yoweri Museveni challenged by young singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who has captured the imagination of many across Africa in a generational clash. Authorities...