Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine withdraws petition challenging presidential election result

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, alleging bias by Supreme Court justices hearing the case. “We have decided to withdraw from their court,” Bobi Wine told a news conference in the capital Kampala. Wine, whose real… Read More Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine withdraws petition challenging presidential election result

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine files petition challenging presidential election result

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine filed a supreme court challenge on Monday seeking cancellation of the results of a presidential election that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, his party’s lawyer said. Museveni, a former guerrilla leader who has led the East African country since 1986, was declared winner of the January 14 election with… Read More Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine files petition challenging presidential election result

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wins re-election as opposition alleges fraud

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result. Museveni won 5.85 million votes, or 58.6%, while main opposition candidate Wine had 3.48 million votes (34.8%), the Electoral Commission said at a news conference… Read More Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wins re-election as opposition alleges fraud

U.S. cancels its observation of Ugandan presidential election over rejection of accreditation requests

The United States has cancelled its observation of Uganda’s presidential election because most of its accreditation requests were denied and said Thursday’s vote would lack accountability and transparency. The announcement adds to a growing chorus of concern over the credibility of the election pitting Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, against 10 candidates including… Read More U.S. cancels its observation of Ugandan presidential election over rejection of accreditation requests

Uganda orders for blockage of social media ahead of presidential election

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 said. Users had complained earlier on Tuesday that they were unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp, social media platforms being widely used for campaigning ahead of Thursday’s presidential election… Read More Uganda orders for blockage of social media ahead of presidential election

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi says soldiers raided his home

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home on Tuesday and arrested his guards, two days before an election pitting the singer-turned-lawmaker against one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Patrick Onyango, police spokesman for the capital Kampala, denied Wine’s home had been raided or that anyone was arrested, saying: “We were just rearranging… Read More Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi says soldiers raided his home

Facebook takes down accounts linked to Ugandan government ahead of presidential election

Facebook has taken down a network in Uganda linked to the country’s ministry of information for using fake and duplicate accounts to post ahead of this week’s presidential election, the U.S. social media giant said on Monday. Ugandans vote on Thursday in a presidential election pitting long-time leader Yoweri Museveni against 10 candidates including opposition… Read More Facebook takes down accounts linked to Ugandan government ahead of presidential election

Ugandan police arrests opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine

Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team were arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region on Wednesday, he said in a post on Twitter. The arrests spurred protests at a field in Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria where a helicopter was parked and which Wine’s supporters… Read More Ugandan police arrests opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine