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LGBT Foundation categorically denies donating $10 million to NUP

LGBT Foundation categorically denies donating $10 million to NUP

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The LGBT Foundation has categorically denied donating $10 million to a political party in Uganda after a fraudulent letter was widely shared on social media. The Manchester-based charity, which supports the LGBT+ community across the UK, was the subject of a bizarre letter circulated online claiming they had pledged support to the National Unity Platform (NUP), a Ugandan progressive political party. The letter, shared on Twitter, was dated 30 December, 2020, and was written on paper with an LGBT Foundation letterhead. In the fake letter, the LGBT Foundation “thanked” the National Unity Platform for its “pledge to support and protect the LGBT+ people in Uganda”. “We acknowledge your open support for our people and you’re the only political party in Ugand...
Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

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The opposition presidential candidate was arrested while campaigning in Kalangala in the country’s central region. Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team have been arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region, he said in a post on Twitter. The arrests on Wednesday spurred protests at a field in Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria where a helicopter was parked and which Wine’s supporters said they believed would be used to fly him back to the capital Kampala. Police fired tear gas at the crowd who were protesting. “They are firing even now to disperse people gathering on roads,” a witness, who did not want to give his name for security reasons, told Reuters news agency. Wine has emerged a...
“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

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UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concerns about the violence ahead of Uganda's presidential election, and urged authorities to put an end to the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders. Media outlets have reported that three journalists were hurt on Sunday after being hit by tear gas canisters in Masaka. Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, said one of his bodyguards died after being hit by a military truck later the same day. The military has denied this, saying he fell from a speeding car. "We are gravely concerned by the election-related violence, the excessive use of force by security personnel, as well as the increasing crackdown on peaceful protesters, po...
“My bodyguard was ‘deliberately’ run over and killed” Bobi Wine

“My bodyguard was ‘deliberately’ run over and killed” Bobi Wine

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Ugandan’s presidential opposition candidate Bobi Wine said one of his bodyguards was run over and killed Sunday by a military police truck, while taking a journalist to the hospital. "I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank. He was deliberately ran over by military-police truck," Wine, a pop musician turned politician, wrote on Twitter. “I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank. He was deliberately ran over by military- police truck, No. H4DF 2382 which blocked us in Busega on our way to Rubaga to get Kasirye Ashraf emergency medical attention. What a day! A spokesperson for the Ugandan military denied Wine's bodyguard had been targeted. "UPDF (Ugandan People's ...
Internal War:  FDC Bosses Expel Dr. Besigye’s Blue-eyed Gal Ingrid

Internal War: FDC Bosses Expel Dr. Besigye’s Blue-eyed Gal Ingrid

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is ravaged by internal wars, which have since seen the party leaders expel all renegade members who are contesting as Independent candidates in the 2021 elections. Among those who have been expelled from the FDC is Rtd Col. Dr.  Kizza Besigye’s blue-eyed gal Ingrid Turinawe, who is contesting  for the position of Woman Member of Parliament for Rukungiri District as an Independent candidate. According to a letter issued by Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi, who is the FDC Secretary General, other candidates who have been expelled include; Ms. Winnie Babihuga and Mr. Julius Tweyambe. FDC Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi's letter firing Independent candidates Nandala’s letter, headed ‘DISMI...
One Dead, Several Injured As Police Battles Bobi Wine Supporters In Kayunga

One Dead, Several Injured As Police Battles Bobi Wine Supporters In Kayunga

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By Our Reporter At least one person is confirmed to have died and several others, including a police officer sustained injuries as police violently dispersed National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s supporters. One of Bobi Wine's supporters who died on spot One man who is yet to be identified was reportedly shot in the head and others suffered accidents as they scampered for their dear lives after police shot bullets and teargas to stop them from crowding around Bobi Wine, who was scheduled to hold a rally in the area. This one sustained head injuries during the fracas The injured include Bobi Wine’s music producer Dan Magic, a police officer only identified as ASP Kato, who heads the security team that the Electoral C...
Police  Fire Teargas, Bullets To Disrupt Bobi Wine’s Presidential Campaigns In Kayunga

Police Fire Teargas, Bullets To Disrupt Bobi Wine’s Presidential Campaigns In Kayunga

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By Our Reporter National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s presidential campaigns in Kayunga District on Tuesday morning were thwarted after the police fired teargas at his convoy to disperse his supporters. Bobi Wine, who was scheduled to hold a rally in Kayunga before continuing to Jinja and Kamuli was forced to drive through Kayunga at break-neck speed because he  could withstand the teargas. Bobi Wine's convoy trying to drive through the teargas   Many of the journalists are covering Bobi Wine’s campaign trail also had to abandon their posts as several of them scampered in disarray to escape the teargas and bullets that were being shot in the air. Even passengers suffered the brunt By the time of filing this articl...
Bobi Wine Shakes Buikwe District As Army Deploys Heavily In Mukono Ahead Of His Rally

Bobi Wine Shakes Buikwe District As Army Deploys Heavily In Mukono Ahead Of His Rally

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By Keefa Nuwahereza National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has Monday morning shaken Buikwe District as he kicked off his campaigns in greater Mukono area. Bobi Wine supporters that gathered in Nakifuma town to welcome him Bobi Wine, who had been expected to have spent the night at home in Magere, surprised police after he  kick-started his campaign early morning in parts of Buikwe District, where his climax fally in Nakifuma town attracted thousands of his supporters. From Nakifuma he is expected to continue to Lugazi and nearby areas, after which he will hold a massive rally in Mukono town. Thousands of National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters showed support for Bobi Wine However, we have learnt that the poli...
Min. Gen. Tumwine Warns NUP Supporters As Bobi Wine Is Granted Bail

Min. Gen. Tumwine Warns NUP Supporters As Bobi Wine Is Granted Bail

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By Our Reporter The Minister for Security Lt. Gen. Elly Tumwine has warned all supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine that the government will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute whoever tries to destabilize peace in Uganda. Minister Tumwine echoed the warnings during a press briefing held at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday, during which he noted that every Uganda is subject to arrest, including Bobi Wine and that the arrest of one person should not translate into the death of very many innocent Ugandans. The Minister said nobody is exempted from arrest and that Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) is neither the first Presidential candidate to be arrested nor is he the last and that one person’s arrest doesn’t justify the death...
‘Bobi Wine Is Just A Wave That’ll Pass’-Min. Tumwebaze

‘Bobi Wine Is Just A Wave That’ll Pass’-Min. Tumwebaze

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development (GLSD) Frank Tumwebaze has said that National Unity Platform (NIUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is nothing to reckon with, because he is like a wave that will soon pass. Minister Tumwebaze said this during an interview on NBS TV’s morning breeze, where he said that Bobi Wine is just a populist going around the country lying to people. “Kyagulanyi is a wave, and waves don't last. He has affected FDC, but NRM is intact even in Buganda, where he has some supporters,” Tumwebaze said, adding; “It is not enough for you to say you are tired of 35 years of Museveni. 35 years of doing what? It has been 35 years of reconstructing Uganda's economy.” The Minister also said that; “I heard ...
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