Forum for Democratic Change

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 27th, 2013
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Leading opposition politician Kizza Besigye was arrested for planning anti-government riots in the Ugandan capital Kampala, police said on Saturday. Besigye has led protests for years aimed at toppling President Yoweri Museveni, to whom he lost a presidential election in Feb...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uganda
Oct 4th, 2012
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At least 70 people sustained injuries as the police again arrested Forum for Democratic Change President Kizza Besigye in Kampala yesterday. Most injuries were sustained during a two-hour mid-morning clash that saw police indiscriminately lobbing tear gas canisters, firing rounds of live ammunition a...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 24th, 2012
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Uganda – A group of women have stripped to their bras in protest at the alleged sexual assault by Ugandan police of a high-profile female opposition politician. Footage shows an officer squeezing the breast of Ingrid Turinawe of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) during her arrest ahead of a...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 22nd, 2012
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By Tonny Singoro The president of Uganda’s Forum for Democratic Change, Kizza Besigye, was hospitalised Tuesday when a political rally was dispersed by police in Kampala. A women MP, Sempalla Nabila, was taken to hospital after passing out after police fired tear gas. Reports indicate that oppo...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 18th, 2011
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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested on Tuesday as he took part in a “walk-to-work” protest against surging consumer prices and wasteful government spending just outside the capital Kampala, his party said. “He has been arrested. He is being held at Kasangati police ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 13th, 2011
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Uganda’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday withdrew a charge of incitement to violence against opposition leader Kizza Besigye for leading anti-government protests in April. The Director of Public Prosecution Richard Buteera did not however explain why the charge was dropped, according to a letter ...
By benim
In East Africa
May 16th, 2011
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Kampala – Uganda’s main opposition leader, who has been leading anti-government protests for more than a month, is under effective house arrest after police surrounded his home on Monday, his party said. Kizza Besigye has been the face of “walk to work” protests that urge peop...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 12th, 2011
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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye left Kenya on a flight for home on Thursday, 24 hours after being barred from making the journey. His return to Uganda coincides with President Yoweri Museveni being sworn in for a fourth term after winning an election in February in which Besigye was his close...
By benim
In East Africa
May 5th, 2011
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Kampala – Ugandan police on Thursday briefly detained an opposition leader in Kampala as he attempted to walk to work in the latest opposition protest against rising living costs, an AFP reporter said. Norbert Mao’s detention came only six days after at least two people were killed in Kam...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Apr 25th, 2011
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Ugandan opposition leaders were Monday morning blocked from visiting their detained colleagues Kizza Besigye and Norbert Mao. The opposition leaders engaged in a stand off with Nakasongola Civil prisons officials for over two hours. Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) head Olara Otunnu and Forum for...