From naked protests to challenging Museveni: Uganda's 'rudest feminist' on the campaign trail  The GuardianView Full coverage on Google News
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed a social media blackout during the election period amid calls to uphold human rights. The government has sent a massive military presence to “maintain order.” As Ugandans prepare to cast their ballots in what observers consider one of the most competitive elections in Uganda’s political history, President Yoweri Museveni confirmed that social […]

'Uganda election feels like a war': human rights lawyer - MyJoyOnline.com

Uganda opposition presidential candidate don raise alarm say less dan 24 hours to di kontri elections, US observers neva get accreditation.Uganda opposition presidential candidate don raise alarm say less dan 24 hours to di kontri elections, US observers neva get accreditation.

The government has cracked down on the opposition for months.The government has cracked down on the opposition for months.

Who is Bobi Wine? - The Washington Post

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Bobi Wine is bidding to unseat Uganda’s authoritarian president, Yoweri Museveni, in Thursday's election.Wine, who has been arrested several times, has taken to wearing a bulletproof vest in his final campaign rallies before the election Thursday.

Arrested, tear-gassed but still singing: Pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine takes on Uganda's 'strongman'

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni reacts with defiance to international criticism of a government crackdown on the opposition and Facebook closing down the ruling party's account, two days before presidential and parliamentary pollsUgandan President Yoweri Museveni reacts with defiance to international criticism of a government crackdown on the opposition and Facebook closing ...

'We don't need lectures': Uganda President Museveni to foreign critics | Africanews

It has been billed as a generational battle. Africa's gaze is turning to Uganda and the tense homestretch to Thursday's presidential election. 38-year-old pop star-cum-opposition leader Bobi Wine is…It has been billed as a generational battle. Africa's gaze is turning to Uganda and the tense homestretch to Thursday's presidential election. 38-year-old pop star-cum-opposition leader Bobi Wine is…

Which way for Uganda? Bobi Wine takes on longtime incumbent Museveni - The Debate

Uganda’s 2021 presidential election is shaping up to be as unfree and unfair as ever. Bobi Wine, a candidate for President of Uganda, speaks out.Uganda’s 2021 presidential election is shaping up to be as unfree and unfair as ever. Bobi Wine, a candidate for President of Uganda, speaks out.

The West Helped Cripple Uganda’s Democracy | Foreign Affairs

Press Release - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni holds a nearly 3-to-1 lead over challenger Bobi Wine among registered voters willing to declare their voting intentions ahead of Thursday's election, a new Afrobarometer survey shows, but many respondents would not say how they intended to vote, so the final outcome may be much closer. The nation could also be headed toward electing a more closely divided Parliament.Press Release - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni holds a nearly 3-to-1 lead over challenger Bobi Wine among registered voters willing to declare their voting intentions ahead of Thursday's election, a new Afrobarometer survey shows, but many respondents would not say how they intended to vote, so the final outcome may be much closer. The nation could also be headed toward electing a more closely divided Parliament.

Uganda: Museveni Holds Clear Lead, but Many Don't Reveal Preferences - allAfrica.com

Opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyangulanyi has repeatedly been underestimated by government supporters and critics since he first ran for parliament.Opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyangulanyi has repeatedly been underestimated by government supporters and critics since he first ran for parliament.

Bobi Wine has shaken up Ugandan politics: four things worth knowing about him

Bobi Wine has shaken up Ugandan politics: four things worth knowing about him

Museveni defended the social media shutdown as a response to Facebook's closure of accounts of the ruling NRM partyMuseveni defended the social media shutdown as a response to Facebook's closure of accounts of the ruling NRM party

Ugandans go to the polls on Thursday and after having the same ruler for 35 years many are desperate for a new kind of politics, reports Rory SullivanUgandans go to the polls on Thursday and after having the same ruler for 35 years many are desperate for a new kind of politics, reports Rory Sullivan

‘People want change’: Ugandan diaspora speaks out ahead of presidential election | The Independent

Pop star-turned-politician poses the strongest challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s bid to win sixth termPop star-turned-politician poses the strongest challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s bid to win sixth term

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President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided.President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided.

Uganda's Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term : NPR

US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied | 2021/01/13US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied

US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied | Taiwan News | 2021/01/13

Wine was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place. Wine was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place.

Uganda: Presidential candidate Bobi Wine says army raided his home, arrested staff | World News,The Indian Express

Wine was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place. Wine was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place.

Uganda: Presidential candidate Bobi Wine says army raided his home, arrested staff | World News,The Indian Express

Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.

Social media seized the narrative in Uganda's election. Why this was good for democracy

Social media seized the narrative in Uganda's election. Why this was good for democracy

- Move part of broader ban on social media platforms ahead of polls - Anadolu Agency- Move part of broader ban on social media platforms ahead of polls - Anadolu Agency

Uganda’s president bans Facebook for being ‘arrogant’

Wine, who is challenging the country's long-time President Yoweri Museveni in Thursday's vote, said all his security guards were arrested by the army.Wine, who is challenging the country's long-time President Yoweri Museveni in Thursday's vote, said all his security guards were arrested by the army.

Uganda's Bobi Wine accuses military of raiding his home

Uganda ordered internet service providers to block all social media platforms and messaging apps on Tuesday until further notice, a letter from the country's communications regulator seen by Reuters said.Uganda ordered internet service providers to block all social media platforms and messaging apps on Tuesday until further notice, a letter from the country's communications regulator seen by Reuters said.

Uganda orders all social media to be blocked - letter | Reuters

US and EU will not have observers at electionsUS and EU will not have observers at elections

Uganda blocks social media access ahead of crucial election

US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown on Wednesday announced that they would not observe the elections due to frustration by the Electoral Commission.US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown on Wednesday announced that they would not observe the elections due to frustration by the Electoral Commission.

US: Why we will not observe Uganda Elections - The Standard

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... 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...

The thing about this is that since the colonial times, on to our man Idi Amin and Museveni himself, the road to power for EVERY regime and leader has always been through Buganda The thing about this is that since the colonial times, on to our man Idi Amin and Museveni himself, the road to power for EVERY regime and leader has always been through Buganda

What Muhoozi said, and  Museveni’s southern front - Daily Monitor

Ordinary Ugandans have been pouring their social and political grievances onto social media platforms, spawning debates around accountability and governance.Ordinary Ugandans have been pouring their social and political grievances onto social media platforms, spawning debates around accountability and governance.

Naharnet is the leading Lebanese news destination, breaking the news as it happens! Ugandans vote Thursday in a highly-charged election after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against a singer-turned-lawmaker half his age. Bobi Wine, the...

Uganda to Vote Following Violent Pre-election Crackdown — Naharnet

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After banning the US president and other voices challenging Joe Biden’s election victory, Twitter is aghast that Uganda has shut down the social media conversation two days before voters there go to the polls.After banning the US president and other voices challenging Joe Biden’s election victory, Twitter is aghast that Uganda has shut down the social media conversation two days before voters there go to the polls.

Fresh from censoring select voices before and after US election, Twitter howls ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ as Uganda shuts down social media — RT USA News

In the midst of a tough week for America, there have been flashes of comedy.In the midst of a tough week for America, there have been flashes of comedy.

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It was shut down due to 'unfair' suspension of NRM supporters' social media accounts, he says. It was shut down due to 'unfair' suspension of NRM supporters' social media accounts, he says.

Museveni: Why government shut down social media in Uganda - The East African

Ugandans’ choice at the polls was more about stemming a sixth term for the Museveni regime than about actual policy.Ugandans’ choice at the polls was more about stemming a sixth term for the Museveni regime than about actual policy.

What would a Wine win look like? - The Mail & Guardian

One of Africa’s most prominent literary figures says the election will be crucial for the continentOne of Africa’s most prominent literary figures says the election will be crucial for the continent

Wole Soyinka: 'One casualty of the Capitol riot will be Uganda's election' | Global development | The Guardian

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home on Tuesday and arrested his security guards, two days before an election.Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home on Tuesday and arrested his security guards, two days before an election.

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military raided his home | News24

The United States of America (US) will not be part of the 2021 Uganda elections observers after her mission in the Pearl pulled out of the process. In a statement written by Natalie Brown the... The United States of America (US) will not be part of the 2021 Uganda elections observers after her mission in the Pearl pulled out of the process. In a statement written by Natalie Brown the...

We will not observe 2021 Uganda elections - US Ambassador - NTV Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12-Human rights defenders’ across Africa are now calling upon international organizations including the United Nations, African Union - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capitalfm.co.keNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12-Human rights defenders’ across Africa are now calling upon international organizations including the United Nations, African Union and the European Union to intervene in the ongoing assault of Uganda’s democracy ahead of Thursday polls. Ugandans vote Thursday in a highly-charged election after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader […]

Lobbies demand action in Uganda rights violation » Capital News