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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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The #FreeBobiWine Wave, and Signs of Hope in the Madness

The #FreeBobiWine Wave, and Signs of Hope in the Madness

The last few days have seen a remarkable amount of what in the old days the ruling NRM cadres liked to call “primitive violence”. They no longer describe it that way, because today it is mostly their security agencies meting the violence out. Following alleged stoning of a car in a presidential convoy in the […]

Mabirizi Goes to Court Over Bobi Wine’s Trial

Mabirizi Goes to Court Over Bobi Wine’s Trial

Kampala — Lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the Constitutional Court to order for the immediate release of Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine and others who were charged in the army court and detained in military prison. In his petition, Mr Mabirizi contends that Section 119 (1) (g) of the Uganda People’s Defence […]

Why Muslims Have Rejected President Museveni’s Eid Message

Why Muslims Have Rejected President Museveni’s Eid Message

Muslims online have rejected a message by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wishing them a happy Eid celebration. Mr Museveni took to his Twitter handle to send a his joyful message to Muslims as they marked Eid ul-Adha celebrations. “Salutations to the Muslim community in Uganda and beyond as you celebrate the ‘festival of sacrifice’ may […]

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