Museveni to get 51% of votes, new poll shows

2016-01-21 13:15

An opinion poll indicates that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will win the upcoming presidential election with 51% of the votes.

Presidential debate: Ugandans disappointed over Museveni no-show

2016-01-19 13:24

Ugandans have expressed disappointment over President Yoweri Museveni's absence from the country's first ever live presidential debate, a report says.

Campaigning kicks off for Uganda's 2016 polls

2015-11-09 12:37

Uganda’s presidential campaign season has opened ahead of a vote pitying the country’s veteran leader against a long-time challenger and a sacked prime minister.

Uganda at 'crossroads', opposition leader warns

2015-09-04 14:14

Flanked by motorbike riders honking horns, Uganda's key opposition leader is hailed as a hero by supporters, but three-time presidential challenger Kizza Besigye insists he never wanted to go into politics.

Ugandan president tightens firm grip on power

2015-07-09 18:07

Ugandan police have detained the president's 2 top challengers including a former prime minister.

Uganda opposition chief launches presidential bid

2015-07-02 12:04

Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has entered next year’s election race against veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, a report says.

Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

Uganda opposition: Homosexuality is not 'foreign'

2014-02-27 09:49

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality is not “foreign” and that the issue is being used to divert attention from domestic problems.

Cops arrest Besigye to prevent rallies

2013-07-23 09:47

Police have arrested Uganda's leading opposition figure saying he was about to stage illegal rallies, in what will be seen as the latest crackdown on dissent in the oil-rich African country.

Besigye held again as threat to stability

2013-06-25 16:07

Ugandas leading opposition politician has been arrested by police for the second time in less than a week for trying to destabilise the country.


Ugandan police boss wants Besigye out of presidential race

2016-01-20 13:53

A Ugandan police boss is determined to block opposition party presidential candidate Kizza Besigye's bid to become the east African nation's president.

Uganda democracy shrinking - AI

2015-12-07 20:24

The Ugandan government is reducing democratic space ahead of February polls says AI.

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate held as state crackdown grows

2015-10-15 14:38

Ugandan police have arrested opposition presidential aspirant Kizza Besgiye as he prepared to travel to the country’s eastern region for a rally.

Uganda: Groups say proposed law could gag them for polls

2015-07-20 23:45

Civil society organisations in Uganda say a proposed new law to regulate their activities is intended to stifle freedoms and blunt criticism of government ahead of presidential elections next year.

Ugandan police open fire at opposition rally

2015-07-02 16:23

A Ugandan police officer has opened fire at an opposition rally injuring one person, police and opposition say, prompting critics to accuse the government of using violence to intimidate rivals ahead of next year’s presidential vote.

Ugandan opposition leader prepares fourth presidential challenge

2015-06-30 22:26

Veteran Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye will seek the opposition's nomination to challenge Yoweri Museveni in presidential elections next year, that could provide the toughest test of the incumbent's almost three decades in power

You can keep your aid, Uganda tells West

2014-02-27 12:00

Ugandans have shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.

No pay for Ugandan teachers, police

2013-07-24 10:47

More than 83 000 government workers, including teachers and police, have not been paid as the country grapples with a cash squeeze after aid cuts by donors.

Uganda's Besigye freed, protests planned

2013-06-26 13:34

Police have freed Uganda’s leading opposition figure without charge a day after alleging he threatened national stability, his party says.

Ugandan opposition leader detained again

2013-01-26 18:09

Ugandan police say they arrested leading opposition politician Kizza Besigye over plans to restart anti-government demonstrations in Kampala.

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