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Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country’s police chief have vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes. At the funeral on Monday of MP Ibrahim Abiriga, Museveni said the government would ban motorcycle riders from wearing hooded jackets. The men who shot the lawmaker […]

Uganda: Court Petitioned to Stop Museveni Swearing-in

Uganda: Court Petitioned to Stop Museveni Swearing-in

Two citizens yesterday asked the High court to halt the May 12 inauguration of President Museveni. In their application, Moses Bigirwa and Hakim Kizza contend that Museveni is 79 years old, which according to the Constitution would make him ineligible to be president of Uganda. In his affidavit, Bigirwa wrote: “That I verily believe that […]

Uganda’s President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

Uganda’s President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

KAMPALA, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, under house arrest, denounced as a sham. One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, Museveni won 60.8 percent of the vote, while main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye secured 35.4 […]