14 Jan 2021

Ugandans vote in contested presidential election

Ugandans moved to the polls on Thursday to vote in the presidential election as the 76-year old president runs for a sixth term. Bobi Wine, a 38-year old is considered to be the front-runner against Museveni. There has been no sign of violence in the capital, however, a delay in

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13 Jan 2021

Uganda orders all social media to be blocked – letter

Internet service providers were ordered to block all social media platforms and messaging apps on Tuesday in Uganda. This order was issued through the country’s communications regulator in a letter and is in effect until further notice. Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media platforms that are unable to

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12 Jan 2021

‘Unprecedented’ violence as Uganda gears up for elections

Security forces are under criticism for the widespread violence before the presidential election on Thursday. Main challenger Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home and beat two security guards just two days before the election. Police spokesman for Kampala denied the home raid. Wine is a popular singer and politician,

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20 Aug 2019

Uganda, Zambia Deny Huawei Helped Spy on Political Opponents

Uganda and Zambia are denying a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report claiming that Huawei assisted the governments of these countries in espionage campaigns that targeted political opponents. According to the report, employees of the Chinese tech giant enabled both governments to monitor the movements, social media activity and other

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