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Uganda's opposition supporters nervously await next move

Kanpala - Across opposition strongholds in Uganda's capital, the reaction to President Yoweri Museveni's contested re-election has been muted, with his rival's supporters too fearful -- or dispirited -- to take to the streets.

Uganda slams US over attempted visit to confined opposition leader

Kanpala - Uganda's government spokesman on Tuesday accused the US ambassador of breaching diplomatic norms and engaging in "mischief" over her attempt to visit opposition leader Bobi Wine, who is confined to his home.

Uganda eases internet shutdown imposed over election

Kanpala - Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the East African country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.

Uganda eases internet shutdown imposed over election

Kanpala - Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.

Uganda's Bobi Wine still under 'house arrest' after poll: party

Kanpala - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine remains under "house arrest", his party said on Sunday, after a disputed election returned President Yoweri Museveni to office for a sixth term.

Uganda's Museveni extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Kanpala - Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, the election commission said Saturday, extending his 35-year rule after an election which his main rival said was marred by fraud.

Uganda's Bobi Wine rejects poll results, claims victory

Kanpala - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a "complete sham" early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.

Uganda's Bobi Wine rejects poll results, claims victory

Kanpala - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a "complete sham" early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead.

Uganda holds election under internet blackout

Kanpala - Ugandans voted Thursday under heavy security and an internet blackout in an election pitting veteran leader Yoweri Museveni against a former popstar after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years.

Ugandan opposition urges voters to guard against rigging

Kanpala - Uganda's opposition frontrunner on Tuesday urged supporters to turn out in large numbers and to "protect" this week's election from rigging, accusing the ruling party of trying to intimidate voters.

Uganda to vote following violent pre-election crackdown

Kanpala - Ugandans vote Thursday in a highly-charged election after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against a singer-turned-lawmaker half his age.

Facebook shuts Uganda accounts ahead of vote

Kanpala - Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant told AFP on Monday.

37 die in violent start to Uganda's election season

Kanpala - Uganda's opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, was defiant Friday after being released on bail following violent clashes between security forces and his supporters that left at least 37 people dead, marking a violent start to the country's elec...

Teargas, rubber bullets on second day of protests in Uganda

Kanpala - Security forces fanned out across the Ugandan capital on Thursday, firing teargas and rubber bullets at pockets of protesters angered by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, on the second day of clashes that have already left seven dead.

7 dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Kanpala - Seven people died in violent protests that erupted in Kampala on Wednesday after Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested, police said.

Uganda's Bobi Wine 'beaten' after filing presidential candidacy

Kanpala - Uganda's pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine said he was detained, "beaten" and "tortured" by police on Tuesday minutes after he registered his candidacy to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in next year's election.

Ugandan activist freed as court quashes charge of 'harassing' president

Kanpala - Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi walked free from court amid chaotic scenes Thursday after a judge overturned her conviction for "cyber-harassment" of President Yoweri Museveni.

Burnt to the bone: Uganda's acid attack survivors seek justice

Kanpala - Ugandan university student Linette Kirungi was on her way to class when she heard footsteps behind her. The next thing she felt was liquid on her face -- then burning agony.She had just turned down a marriage proposal from her ex-boyfriend.

Four rare mountain gorillas 'killed by lightning' in Uganda

Kanpala - Four endangered mountain gorillas, including three adult females, have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in a Ugandan national park, a conservation group has said.

Uganda police arrest pop-star MP Bobi Wine, teargas supporters

Kanpala - Ugandan police on Monday arrested singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine and sprayed teargas to disperse his supporters as he sought to kick off public meetings ahead of presidential elections next year.
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