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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...

UN urges Uganda to probe reporters' beating at rights office

Feb. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday called for an investigation into allegations that Ugandan military police used “excessive force" during an attack against journalists covering a prominent opposition figure filing a complaint at the local office of the U.N.'s human...

Allegations of abductions grip Uganda after tense elections

Feb. 15, 2021 10:05 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday released a list of 243 people who have allegedly been abducted by the security forces, piling pressure on the government to find those missing amid continuing political tensions after last month's elections. ...

Digital siege: Internet cuts become favored tool of regimes

Feb. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — When army generals in Myanmar staged a coup last week, they briefly cut internet access in an apparent attempt to stymie protests. In Uganda, residents couldn't use Facebook, Twitter and other social media for weeks after a recent election. And in Ethiopia's northern Tigray...

Uganda eases social media curbs, but Facebook still off

Feb. 10, 2021 12:49 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Wednesday lifted restrictions on social networks imposed ahead of a presidential election last month, but Facebook remains blocked in the East African country. “We apologize for the inconveniences caused, but it was for...

Tensions rise in Uganda over abductions during elections

Feb. 05, 2021 05:40 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities face pressure to find more than two dozen people allegedly abducted by security forces before or after last month's presidential election, whose outcome has been rejected by the main opposition candidate as fraudulent. ...

Uganda's Bobi Wine urges 'strong action' over disputed polls

Feb. 04, 2021 14:33 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is urging the international community to back up concerns over the country's disputed elections with “strong actions" against President Yoweri Museveni's government. Wine, who is disputing his loss to the...