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Bobi wine was beaten, not tortured – Ugandan minister

Bobi wine was beaten, not tortured – Ugandan minister

The Ugandan government says opposition MPs nursing serious injuries after being attacked by security forces were “beaten” not tortured. Mr Julius Maganda, President Yoweri Museveni’s East African Affairs minister, says MPs Mr Bobi Wine and his Mityana Municipality counterpart Francis Zaake were only harassed. TORTURE The lawmakers are seeking medication in the US and India, […]

Bobi Wine’s friend Muhammed Kirumira ‘shot at’ near Bulenga

Bobi Wine’s friend Muhammed Kirumira ‘shot at’ near Bulenga

Gunmen have reportedly shot at suspended Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira and his wife. The two who were driving in the family car were reportedly shot near their home in Bulenga, Wakiso District. The attackers were riding on a boda boda. His body and that of his wife have been removed from the scene […]

I can do away with parliament: President Museveni

I can do away with parliament: President Museveni

In the past, fights between President Museveni and parliament have broadened into uneasy standoffs but there’s no sign either side has learned anything about avoiding them. In the aftermath of the Arua by-election violence both sides are inching closer to another fight. Ahead of an anticipated debate on the findings of a parliamentary probe into […]

Opposition Are Terrorists, Hooligans, Says President Museveni

Opposition Are Terrorists, Hooligans, Says President Museveni

Kampala — President Museveni has branded Opposition supporters as “terrorists” and “hooligans”, saying they pelted his vehicle with “projectiles” on August 13, triggering the violence that erupted following the bitterly contested Arua Municipality by-election. In an August 31 letter responding to demands by the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, President Museveni said supporters of […]

Uganda’s Bobi Wine embodies the rise of African youth

Uganda’s Bobi Wine embodies the rise of African youth

They call him the Ghetto President. The Ugandan singer and activist Bobi Wine, born in a Kampala slum and now a member of parliament, is facing charges of treason. The accusation stems from an incident in which protesters allegedly threw stones at the motorcade of the actual president, Yoweri Museveni. But Mr Wine’s real crime […]

Air Tanzania Company Limited Resumes Flight to Entebbe, Bujumbura

Air Tanzania Company Limited Resumes Flight to Entebbe, Bujumbura

AIR Tanzania is expected to resume passenger flights to Entebbe-Uganda and Bujumbura- Burundi routes on Sunday and Tuesday next week, respectively. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Ladislaus Matindi said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday that ATCL will be providing four frequencies per week to Entebbe namely on Monday, Wednesday, Friday […]

Court frees jailed opposition MP Bobi Wine

Court frees jailed opposition MP Bobi Wine

Robert Kyagulanyi, a musician-turned-MP whose arrest prompted protests in Uganda, has been granted bail by a court in the northern city of Gulu. The opposition legislator and 11 others were freed on a ‘non-cash’ bail on Monday. The court did not approve the bail application of more than 10 other suspects charged alongside the MP. […]

#FreeBobbyWine: Kenyans now turn guns on strongman Paul Kagame

#FreeBobbyWine: Kenyans now turn guns on strongman Paul Kagame

Kenyans have now turned their heads towards Rwanda and are now demanding the freedom of Diane Rwigara, a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, who has been in jail for almost a year now. Ms Rwigara was arrested and charged with inciting insurrection against the state, as well as other offences. She was blocked from […]

Blow-By-Blow Account of Bobi Wine’s Arrest

Blow-By-Blow Account of Bobi Wine’s Arrest

Kampala — Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s brother has narrated how events preceding his arrest unfolded during a campaign rally in the Arua Municipality by-election up to his incarceration in Makindye Military Barracks. Mr Eddy Yawe, an elder brother to Mr Kyagulanyi, during a press conference in Kampala yesterday […]

East African Activists Urge Museveni to Release Bobi Wine

East African Activists Urge Museveni to Release Bobi Wine

The arrest and alleged torture of the singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine sparked angry protests Monday, and has led to calls from civil society groups in Tanzania and Kenya for him to be released. His popularity is seen as a test for Museveni’s government. “It’s politics at play,” Bobi Wine’s lawyer Medard Ssegona told RFI. “The regime […]

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