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President Yoweri Museveni accused the company of “arrogance” after it removed fake accounts and pages linked to his re-election campaign.President Yoweri Museveni accused the company of “arrogance” after it removed fake accounts and pages linked to his re-election campaign.

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

Uganda shut down all social media in the country Tuesday after the country's longtime leader accused Facebook of taking sides in the upcoming presidential election on Thursday.Uganda shut down all social media in the country Tuesday after the country’s longtime leader accused Facebook of taking sides in the upcoming presidential election on Thursday. President

Uganda bans all social media ahead of election

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.

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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'

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

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

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

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

Museveni defended the social media shutdown as a response to Facebook's closure of accounts of the ruling NRM partyMuseveni defended the social media shutdown as a response to Facebook's closure of accounts of the ruling NRM party

Pop star-turned-politician poses the strongest challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s bid to win sixth termPop star-turned-politician poses the strongest challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s bid to win sixth term

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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 United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country's tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team. “With only 15 accreditations approved, it is not possible for the United States to meaningfully observe the conduct of Uganda’s elections at polling sites across the country,” the statement said.The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country's tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team. “With only 15 accreditations approved, it is not possible for the United States to meaningfully observe the conduct of Uganda’s elections at polling sites across the country,” the statement said.

US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied

Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place. Ugandan authorities are yet to comment.Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was doing a live radio interview with Kenya's Hot 96 FM station when the reported raid took place. Ugandan authorities are yet to comment.

Uganda: Presidential candidate Bobi Wine says army raided his home, arrested staff | News | DW | 12.01.2021

Facebook has shut down several accounts of a network in Uganda linked to the country’s Ministry of Information.Facebook has shut down several accounts of a network in Uganda linked to the country’s Ministry of Information.

Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Linked to Ugandan Information Ministry  | Voice of America - English

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday that his government has shut down social media ahead of a tense election on Thursday, accusing Facebook and unnamed outside... KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday that his government has shut down social media ahead of a tense election on Thursday, accusing Facebook and unnamed outside...

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

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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

- 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’

After banning the US president and other voices challenging Joe Biden’s election victory, Twitter is aghast that Uganda has shut down the social media conversation two days before voters there go to the polls.After banning the US president and other voices challenging Joe Biden’s election victory, Twitter is aghast that Uganda has shut down the social media conversation two days before voters there go to the polls.

Fresh from censoring select voices before and after US election, Twitter howls ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ as Uganda shuts down social media — RT USA News

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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.

The move comes as President Yoweri Museveni, 76, faces a stiff challenge from the 38-year-old popstar-turned-politician Bobi Wine, whose accounts are still online.The move comes as President Yoweri Museveni, 76, faces a stiff challenge from the 38-year-old popstar-turned-politician Bobi Wine, whose accounts are still online.

Facebook Accused of Foreign Election Interference for Banning Ugandan Accounts

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

Wine’s party has helped develop an app that will help tally votes, but the electoral commission is restricting phones and cameras at polling stationsWine’s party has helped develop an app that will help tally votes, but the electoral commission is restricting phones and cameras at polling stations

Bobi Wine relying on tech-savvy youth in Ugandan elections

Museveni accuses social media giant Facebook of arrogance and biasMuseveni accuses social media giant Facebook of arrogance and bias

Museveni defends social media shut down ahead of Thursday poll

Today the star, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is an MP dressed in dark, tailored suits who is fighting to become president of Uganda in Thursday's election.Today the star, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is an MP dressed in dark, tailored suits who is fighting to become president of Uganda in Thursday's election.

Bobi Wine, the 'ghetto president' rattling Uganda's Museveni

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

The EFF has taken aim at Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni after he ordered a ban on social media, a day before electionsThe EFF has taken aim at Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni after he ordered a ban on social media, a day before elections

EFF slams Uganda social media ban ahead of elections

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

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

Yoweri Museveni has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive, but the ageing leader shows no sign of retiring as he seeks yet again to extend his rule.Yoweri Museveni has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive, but the ageing leader shows no sign of retiring as he seeks yet again to extend his rule.

Refusing to retire, Uganda's Museveni doubles down on power | News24

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has defended a move to block all social media sites and messaging applications as the country headsUgandan President Yoweri Museveni has defended a move to block all social media sites and messaging applications as the country heads

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