Ugandan police detain human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo on corruption charges

Police said they had detained a prominent Ugandan human rights lawyer and government critic over money laundering allegations, in what his organisation said was part of a crackdown on dissent ahead of elections next month. Nicholas Opiyo heads Chapter Four Uganda, a civil liberties watchdog that has often helped defend leaders and supporters of opposition… Read More Ugandan police detain human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo on corruption charges

Ugandan police arrests opposition candidate Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi

Ugandan presidential candidate and pop star, Bobi Wine, who is seeking to replace long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni, was arrested on Wednesday while campaigning in the east of the country, he said on Twitter. In two tweets, Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, said police had violently broken into his vehicle and taken him into… Read More Ugandan police arrests opposition candidate Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi