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Ugandans go to the polls on Thursday with Bobi Wine and 9 other candidates challenging incumbent President Museveni who has been in power since 1986Ugandans go to the polls on Thursday with Bobi Wine and 9 other candidates challenging incumbent President Museveni who has been in power since 1986

How the U.S. helped Museveni stay in power for over 3 decades - Citizentv.co.ke

Museveni was responding to the suppression in the country during the campaign period marred by deaths, arrests and protests.Museveni was responding to the suppression in the country during the campaign period marred by deaths, arrests and protests.

President Museveni says he’ll accept Thursday’s election outcome - The Standard

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Uganda in darkness as Museveni orders social media blocked ahead of election – Nairobi News

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

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

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

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

He has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive. He has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive.

Refusing to retire, Uganda's Museveni doubles down on power - The East African

Says most of its accreditation requests were denied.Says most of its accreditation requests were denied.

US cancels its observation of Uganda's presidential election

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

His increasingly violent reprisals against Wine have drawn global condemnation. His increasingly violent reprisals against Wine have drawn global condemnation.

Uganda: 35 years under President Yoweri Museveni - Business Daily

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

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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

- 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’

The 2021 General election (in Uganda) seems to have been increasingly polarised as it is perceived to be the last one that will seeThe 2021 General election (in Uganda) seems to have been increasingly polarised as it is perceived to be the last one that will see

Museveni Grooming Son For Power - Boniface Mwangi Says After Touring Uganda Ahead Of Polls -

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

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and im main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine na im dey major headlines across Africa just hours to Thursday presidential and parliamentary election.Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and im main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine na im dey major headlines across Africa just hours to Thursday presidential and parliamentary election.

Such campaigns are becoming more sophisticated and harder to stopSuch campaigns are becoming more sophisticated and harder to stop

Daily chart - A growing number of governments are spreading disinformation online | Graphic detail | The Economist

Tuko.co.ke News ☛ Minister of defense and veteran affairs Adolf Mwesige has also sent out a warning that candidates must accept the results announced by the Electoral Commission.Minister of defense and veteran affairs Adolf Mwesige has also sent out a warning that candidates must accept the results announced by the Electoral Commission.

Uganda elections: Gov't deploys heavy military ahead of polls tomorrow

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'

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

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

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has deployed military tankers in Kampala to intimidate voters ahead of elections(KDRTV) – Uganda’s dictator President Yoweri Museveni has unleashed military tankers on the streets of Kampala, ahead of Thursday’s polls. Media outlets both in Uganda and outside the country shared videos of military tankers patrolling the city on Tuesday, just hours to the decisive polls. In a show of might, UPDF tanks have driven through […]

(Video) - Dictator Museveni Unleashes Army Tankers in Kampala - KDRTV

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

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandans vote on Thursday in a presidential election pitting long-time leader Yoweri Museveni against an opposition galvanised by a popular singer despite a campaign marked by brutal crackdowns. Reggae artist Bobi Wine, 38, is channelling the anger of many young Ugandans who say former guerrilla leader Museveni, now 76, is an out-of-touch dictator failing to tackle rampant unemployment and surging public debt. Museveni calls Wine an upstart who is backed by foreign governments and homosexuals and says his administration guarantees political stability and economic progress including much-needed hydropower dams and roads. Campaign violence has surpassed previous turbulent elections, with scores killed when security forces cracked down on gatherings of opposition supporters. Opposition candidates, supporters and campaign staff have been repeatedly arrested. The government says it is stopping illegal gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The opposition says the bans on rallies in some parts of Uganda are a smokescreen for repression. If you try to disturb peace, you will have yourself to blame. The security forces, following the law, are ready to deal with any troublemaker, Museveni warned this week, dressed in a military camouflage jacket as he spoke on live TV. Though Wine has the momentum of energized and aggrieved supporters behind him, Museveni remains the frontrunner to win with the well-equipped army and police behind him, analysts say. There are 17.7 million registered voters in Uganda and polls will be open from 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) until 5 p.m. on Thursday. The first results are expected to come in by Saturday evening. Every bit of the security apparatus will be on the streets. Theoretically that brings calm, but I think we know that just brings flashpoints, said a senior European Union diplomat. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has urged supporters to stay at polling stations after voting to observe tallying, and to take photographs of the results sheets and upload them to an application, U Vote. However, Ugandans reported problems accessing the internet on the eve of the election and internet monitor NetBlocks said the country was experiencing a nationwide blackout. The internet problems came a day after Uganda banned all social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice. Museveni apologised for the inconvenience but said Uganda had no choice after Facebook took down some accounts which backed his ruling party. Birmingham University democracy professor Nic Cheeseman said many who want to heed Wine's call for change were too afraid. Previous surveys show that the majority of voters do not believe in change at the ballot box because Museveni is not prepared to leave, he said. Aggrey Musasizi, 31, a motorbike taxi driver, told Reuters from his village in Uganda's west that he had left the capital Kampala for fear of violence, but he would still vote for Wine. It is high time we witnessed change in Uganda. We can't continue in the situation where some of us have seen only one president all our lives. (Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by David Clarke)KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandans vote on Thursday in a presidential election pitting long-time leader Yoweri Museveni against an opposition galvanised by a popular singer despite a campaign marked by brutal crackdowns. Reggae artist Bobi Wine, 38, is channelling the anger of many young Ugandans who say former guerrilla leader Museveni, now 76, is an out-of-touch dictator failing to tackle rampant unemployment and surging public debt. Museveni calls Wine an upstart who is backed by foreign governments and homosexuals and says his administration guarantees political stability and economic progress including much-needed hydropower dams and roads. Campaign violence has surpassed previous turbulent elections, with scores killed when security forces cracked down on gatherings of opposition supporters. Opposition candidates, supporters and campaign staff have been repeatedly arrested. The government says it is stopping illegal gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The opposition says the bans on rallies in some parts of Uganda are a smokescreen for repression. "If you try to disturb peace, you will have yourself to blame. The security forces, following the law, are ready to deal with any troublemaker," Museveni warned this week, dressed in a military camouflage jacket as he spoke on live TV. Though Wine has the momentum of energized and aggrieved supporters behind him, Museveni remains the frontrunner to win with the well-equipped army and police behind him, analysts say. There are 17.7 million registered voters in Uganda and polls will be open from 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) until 5 p.m. on Thursday. The first results are expected to come in by Saturday evening. "Every bit of the security apparatus will be on the streets. Theoretically that brings calm, but I think we know that just brings flashpoints," said a senior European Union diplomat. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has urged supporters to stay at polling stations after voting to observe tallying, and to take photographs of the results sheets and upload them to an application, U Vote. However, Ugandans reported problems accessing the internet on the eve of the election and internet monitor NetBlocks said the country was experiencing a nationwide blackout. The internet problems came a day after Uganda banned all social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice. Museveni apologised for the inconvenience but said Uganda had no choice after Facebook took down some accounts which backed his ruling party. Birmingham University democracy professor Nic Cheeseman said many who want to heed Wine's call for change were too afraid. "Previous surveys show that the majority of voters do not believe in change at the ballot box because Museveni is not prepared to leave," he said. Aggrey Musasizi, 31, a motorbike taxi driver, told Reuters from his village in Uganda's west that he had left the capital Kampala for fear of violence, but he would still vote for Wine. "It is high time we witnessed change in Uganda. We can't continue in the situation where some of us have seen only one president all our lives." (Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by David Clarke)

Uganda's President Museveni and his party have accused opponents of being funded by "gay money," while opposition challenger Bobi Wine has tried to walk back past homophobic remarks.Uganda's President Museveni and his party have accused opponents of being funded by "gay money," while opposition challenger Bobi Wine has tried to walk back past homophobic remarks.

Bobi Wine’s Supporters Outed Me As Trans – But I Would Still Vote for Him

Uganda is on the eve of a showdown election. Polls open on Thursday, but after a violent campaign there fears of more unrest and a strong warning from President Yoweri Museveni. Plus: The grief-stricken families who've lost loved ones in the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear from Kenya.Uganda is on the eve of a showdown election. Polls open on Thursday, but after a violent campaign there fears of more unrest and a strong warning from President Yoweri Museveni. Plus: The grief-stricken families who've lost loved ones in the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear from Kenya.

DW News Africa in Review with Christine Mhundwa, 13 January 2021 | DW News - latest news and breaking stories | DW | 13.01.2021

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.

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

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

Polls open on Thursday as pop star Bobi Wine takes on longstanding president MuseveniPolls open on Thursday as pop star Bobi Wine takes on longstanding president Museveni

Uganda blocks internet access ahead of landmark election

President Yoweri Museveni has got the state's key agencies working hard to secure his victory, Sky's John Sparks writes. President Yoweri Museveni has got the state's key agencies working hard to secure his victory, Sky's John Sparks writes.

How Uganda’s election has been stacked against the pop star who would be president | World News | Sky News

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

The Uganda Communications Commission has apparently decided to block all social media platforms “until further notice” as the country prepares to take to the polls on Thursday.The Uganda Communications Commission has apparently decided to block all social media platforms “until further notice” as the country prepares to take to the polls on Thursday.

Uganda orders all social media to be blocked as hotly contested election looms – letter — RT World News

  U.S. Embassy Kampala January 13, 2021 Kampala, Uganda    Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Cancellation of U.S. Diplomatic Observer Mission of Uganda’s Elections  It is with profound disappointment that I announce U.S. Mission in Uganda’s decision to cancel our diplomatic observation of Uganda’s January 14 elections due to the decision by ...

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Cancellation of U.S. Diplomatic Observer Mission of Uganda’s Elections  | U.S. Embassy in Uganda

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