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.

Uganda celebrates 50 yrs of independence

2012-10-09 16:22

Several African leaders are joining thousands of Ugandans on an airstrip in the capital of Kampala where 50 years ago Uganda announced independence from British rule.

Uganda's Besigye charged after deadly rally

2012-03-28 14:43

A Ugandan court has charged the country’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye with an offence linked to the killing of a police officer during a rally last week.


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.

Uganda's Kizza Besigye gets bail

2012-03-28 21:26

Uganda's leading opposition leader was released on bail by a court in the capital after being charged in connection with violent anti-government protests that led to the death of a police officer.

Besigye faces 'unlawful assembly' charges

2012-03-22 13:01

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye will be charged with unlawful assembly after his arrest and subsequent release on bail following a demonstration, his lawyer says.

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