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Top Ugandan opposition figure charged with murder after deadly protests

A leading Ugandan opposition figure was arrested and charged with murder, police said on Friday, after a deadly anti-government rally that security personnel broke up with teargas and bullets. Kizza Besigye, who has contested and lost four presidential elections against long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, was detained on Thursday. He and …

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Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit bill

 Ugandan police on Wednesday banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. A bill removing the age limit for the president was introduced in parliament last month, and MPs …

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Hundreds protest in Uganda capital against Chinese traders

Years of growing animosity at Chinese traders turned into a protest by hundreds in Uganda’s capital on Wednesday against what local businesses called unfair competition, while the mayor warned against the tensions turning into xenophobic attacks. Hundreds of Ugandan traders protested in Kampala, some carrying placards urging Chinese traders to …

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Uganda withdraws troops from Central African Republic

Uganda has started withdrawing its troops involved in the US-backed operations against the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR). A total of 31 Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers from the mission landed at Gulu Airfield in Gulu District in northern Uganda on Tuesday and …

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Female Activist Lands In Trouble After Calling Ugandan President ‘A Pair Of Buttocks’. Photos

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi has been charged with cyber harassment over a Facebook post in which she referred to President Yoweri Museveni as “a pair of buttocks”, a reference which her official charge sheet has described as “obscene or indecent”. Nyanzi, a research fellow at Uganda’s Makerere University, was detained …

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Ugandan activist due in court over sanitary pad row with First Lady

A prominent Ugandan activist and academic is due to appear in court after criticising First Lady Janet Museveni. Writing on Facebook, Stella Nyanzi aimed graphic insults at the First Lady, who is also the minister for education, after the government reneged on a campaign pledge to provide free sanitary pads …

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