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Uganda criminally charges leader of protests over prices

May. 25, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was criminally charged Wednesday by authorities who accused him of inciting violence with his efforts to stage street protests against rising commodity prices that the government largely blames on the war in Ukraine. ...

Uganda detains opposition figure urging protests over prices

May. 23, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan opposition figure who is calling for street protests against rising commodity prices is being detained inside his home by police. Kizza Besigye, a four-time presidential candidate, has been unable to leave his home outside the capital, Kampala,...

Rise of Ugandan leader's son draws excitement and concern

May. 08, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Public fetes celebrating the son of Uganda's leader are raising concern that he is aiming for the presidency after years of apparently being groomed to succeed his father, President Yoweri Museveni, who has held power since 1986. Three events marking Lt. Gen....