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Music producer for presidential candidate Wine hurt in clashes in Uganda

01 Dec 2020

KAMPALA A music producer for Ugandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine has been wounded in the mouth by a rubber bullet during clashes between security personnel and Wine's supporters, a spokesman for his party and police said on Tuesday. | Video

Africa retail tech start-up Sokowatch eyes electric tuk tuks to cut costs

01 Dec 2020

KAMPALA, Dec 1 African start-up Sokowatch, an online supplier of goods to micro retailers, is deploying electric tuk tuks, a first on the continent, that could slash fleet maintenance costs by more than 50%, according to an official.

Uganda's Bobi Wine released on bail as protest death toll rises to 37

20 Nov 2020

KAMPALA Ugandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on bail on Friday after being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus. | Video

Troops fan out in Uganda capital as "war-like" unrest follows opposition leader's arrest

19 Nov 2020

KAMPALA, Nov 19 Youths burned tyres and blockaded streets in Uganda's capital Kampala on Thursday and soldiers fanned out across the city with armoured vehicles, in a show of force a day after the arrest of an opposition presidential candidate triggered deadly unrest.

Three dead and 34 injured in protests against arrest of Uganda's Bobi Wine

18 Nov 2020

KAMPALA Three people died and at least 34 were injured, including with gun shot wounds, in protests that erupted after police arrested Ugandan presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine on Wednesday, Ugandan police and the Red Cross said. | Video

EU says won't monitor Uganda election, limiting poll's international scrutiny

16 Nov 2020

KAMPALA The European Union will not deploy an observer mission for Uganda's presidential election in January, an official said on Monday, after complaints that advice from previous observers to make the polls fair went unheeded.

Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine arrested, police rout protesters

03 Nov 2020

KAMPALA Ugandan police used rubber bullets, live rounds and tear gas to break up a protest by supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine after he was arrested on Tuesday following the filing of his nomination papers, aides and witnesses said. | Video

Uganda's Museveni warns off disruptors as he starts bid for another term

02 Nov 2020

KAMPALA Uganda's veteran president Yoweri Museveni warned that anyone breaking the peace would regret their actions as he formally started his bid for another term in office on Monday.

CORRECTED-Toyota Tsusho bets on start-up Tugende's small loans to boost Africa business

22 Oct 2020

KAMPALA, Oct 19 The trading arm of the Toyota Group has invested $4 million in Ugandan start-up Tugende, saying it hopes the firm's loans to small, independent businesses will also help customers buy the carmaker's vehicles.

Uganda presidential hopeful Bobi Wine says security forces raid his office

14 Oct 2020

KAMPALA Ugandan pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine said security forces raided his office on Wednesday and confiscated documents, branding items and cash amid what the opposition says is a campaign of harassment by the government.

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