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Why and how the opposition is playing right into Museveni’s hands

On Wednesday, Kampala went on fire after police arrested pop star turned politician/presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. The riots continued through yesterday (Nov.19). The partisans on either side are in overdrive. Critics of government post videos of police shooting at crowds where some people have, unfortunately, died. THE …

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LIVE: Bobi Wine makes first full address since release

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine will tonight speak nationally on facebook and youtube for the first time since his release from detention. “Due to violent interruptions, we were unable to speak to our people in 15 districts. As …

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Electoral Commission issues revised campaign programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Electoral Commission has today issued a revised Presidential Campaign Programme. It follows a week of disruptions after riots that started after presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Oboi Amuriat were arrested mid week. Police accused them of not following the COVID-19 Standard Operating …

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MULAGO: City protest death toll rises to 49

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll from protests over the arrest of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has risen to 49. According to records at Mulago Hospital, 37 bodies were brought to the mortuary from different hospitals, while 12 are patients who died at Mulago Referral Hospital on …

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UGANDA POLICE: 28 dead, 577 arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police has come out with a statement following this week’s unrest across the country, revealing that 28 people were killed and 577 suspects arrested. Police say the protests mainly in the city Kampala, were planned by criminals. The protests started soon after presidential …

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Bobi Wine granted bail

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has been granted bail by court in Iganga, and ordered to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 SOPs. The case against him has been adjourned to 18th December 2020. Legislator and lawyer Medard Sseggona represented Kyagulanyi at the court in Iganga, …

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LIVE: Bobi Wine expected in Iganga court

  Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi’s lawyers are in court in Iganga, the eastern town 110km from Kampala, where they expect the presidential candidate to be produced before court. Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was arrested two days ago in Luuka, and is expected to be charged with …

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Mugisha Muntu suspends presidential campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Presidential candidate Mugisha Muntu has decided to suspend his campaigns until his colleagues in the race for election Patrick Amuriat of FDC and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine are released from detention. “We have decided to pause our presidential …

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