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Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda election

Security personnel out in force as longtime president wins sixth term and main challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging.

Editorial: Campaigns in the time of Twitter

Just as a “nobody” can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences.

Ugandans vote in charged election under internet blackout

The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after one of the most violent campaigns in years

Uganda comms regulator orders social media shutdown ahead of vote

The vote will come after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against popstar-turned-MP Bobi Wine

Facebook shuts down Ugandan accounts ahead of general elections

Tech giant accuses some officials of a coordinated attack targeting public debate ahead of Thursday’s election

‘It is extreme’: Uganda tightens screws as vote looms

Tear gas, midnight arrests, threats and intimidation — the tactics employed every election cycle in Uganda are familiar to all who dare challenge President Yoweri Museveni's 35-year grip on power

On the campaign trail with Bobi Wine

Dodging tear gas and bullets with Uganda’s opposition leader

Meet Katoto, Museveni’s big fan

The TV cartoon character — think Homer Simpson meets Robin Hood — with added propaganda

Why courts can’t save democracy in Africa

Recent judgments in Kenya and Malawi are encouraging. But democratic reform is impossible unless presidents and electoral commissions play their part

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

Having already been detained a number of times, the singer who looks set to challenge President Museveni in the 2021 elections has been arrested

Uganda opposition leader held after election loss

Kizza Besigye has been detained for the fourth time in just over a week – a period in which he also lost to Yoweri Museveni in the national election.

Uganda’s disfranchised youth want Museveni out

In the wake of Thursday's election, a few "Museveni babies" - born after President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986 - share their opinions.

Uganda’s ruling party campaign sets stage for victory

President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement are eyeing a fifth term in power as Ugandans prepare to vote in Thursday's election.

Battle lines drawn before Ugandan poll

Worrying signs have been emerging that the ruling party will use dirty tricks to sway next year's elections.

Has Yoweri Museveni outstayed his welcome as Uganda’s president?

With corruption rife and autocracy starting to rear its head, many Ugandans want Yoweri Museveni to call time on his 27-year tenure.

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