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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.

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

Opposition candidate Bobi Wine, a former pop star with a young base of supporters, says the election is being "stolen and rigged".Opposition candidate Bobi Wine, a former pop star with a young base of supporters, says the election is being "stolen and rigged".

Uganda turns off Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media ahead of presidential election | World News | Sky News

On Thursday, Ugandans go vote for Presidential and Parliamentary elections and plenti kasala don dey happun as di day dey near.On Thursday, Ugandans go vote for Presidential and Parliamentary elections and plenti kasala don dey happun as di day dey near.

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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.

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

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

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

He has been attacked, his supporters killed, imprisoned and abused.He has been attacked, his supporters killed, imprisoned and abused.

Uganda’s pop star turned politician on his challenge for the presidency – Channel 4 News

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

The Uganda Communications Commission has apparently decided to block all social media platforms “until further notice” as the country prepares to take to the polls on Thursday.The Uganda Communications Commission has apparently decided to block all social media platforms “until further notice” as the country prepares to take to the polls on Thursday.

Uganda orders all social media to be blocked as hotly contested election looms – letter — RT World News

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

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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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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

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 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

US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied | 2021/01/13US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied

US won't observe Uganda's election as accreditations denied | Taiwan News | 2021/01/13

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The list of banned social media sites include Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Signal and Viber. Some of these were already offline on TuesdayThe list of banned social media sites include Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Signal and Viber. Some of these were already offline on Tuesday

Uganda blocks social media ahead of tense election | Africanews

Opposition figures in Uganda are criticizing widespread violence by security forces ahead of Thursday’s presidential election, while main challenger Bobi Wine says soldiers have raided his home and arrested a security guardOpposition figures in Uganda are criticizing widespread violence by security forces ahead of Thursday’s presidential election, while main challenger Bobi Wine says soldiers have raided his home and arrested a security guard

Uganda's opposition cites 'untold violence' before election Violence soldiers Yoweri Museveni Bobi Wine Uganda | The Independent

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

- 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’

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

What Muhoozi said, and  Museveni’s southern front - Daily Monitor

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home on Tuesday and arrested his security guards, two days before an election.Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said soldiers raided his home on Tuesday and arrested his security guards, two days before an election.

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military raided his home | News24

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Observers predict a Museveni win, but, unlike previous years, there are a few fundamental shifts in the country he has ruled for 34 years.Observers predict a Museveni win, but, unlike previous years, there are a few fundamental shifts in the country he has ruled for 34 years.

Dark clouds as Ugandans face painful ballot test - The Standard

KAMPALA (XINHUA) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said late Tuesday (Jan 12) the government has blocked social media in the country because of the unfair practices by Facebook and Twitter.. Read more at straitstimes.com.World News -KAMPALA (XINHUA) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said late Tuesday (Jan 12) the government has blocked social media in the country because of the unfair practices by Facebook and

Uganda blocks social media ahead of presidential, parliamentary elections, World News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

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

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

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'

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

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

Former singer Bobi Wine is coming up against Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in Uganda's election this week.Former singer Bobi Wine is coming up against Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in Uganda's election this week.

An ex-pop star in his 30s is taking on a former guerrilla leader who has ruled for 35 years in Uganda’s election | SBS News

It was shut down due to 'unfair' suspension of NRM supporters' social media accounts, he says. It was shut down due to 'unfair' suspension of NRM supporters' social media accounts, he says.

Museveni: Why government shut down social media in Uganda - The East African